ZA084
West Coast National Park and Saldanha Bay islands


Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii (1998)
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Area: 27,600 ha

BirdLife South Africa
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high favourable high
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Site summary
The West Coast National Park adjoins the town of Langebaan approximately 100 km north of Cape Town. The Park includes Langebaan Lagoon, a wetland of international importance and a designated Ramsar site. Over 250 bird species have been recorded in the Park. Langebaan Lagoon regularly supports more than 37 500 waterbirds in summer.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: West Coast National Park and Saldanha Bay islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/09/2021.