ZM005
West Lunga National Park and Lukwakwa Game Management Area


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Coppery-tailed Coucal Centropus cupreicaudus LC resident 1998 present A3
Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus VU resident - present A1
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT winter - present A1
Pale-billed Hornbill Lophoceros pallidirostris LC resident 1998 present A3
Böhm's Bee-eater Merops boehmi LC resident 1998 present A3
Racquet-tailed Roller Coracias spatulatus LC resident 1998 present A3
White-chested Tinkerbird Pogoniulus makawai DD unknown 1998 present A1
White-chested Tinkerbird Pogoniulus makawai DD resident 1998 present A2, A3
Miombo Pied Barbet Tricholaema frontata LC resident 1998 present A3
White-faced Barbet Pogonornis macclounii LC resident 1998 present A3
Dickinson's Kestrel Falco dickinsoni LC resident 1998 present A3
Margaret's Batis Batis margaritae LC resident 1998 present A3
Souza's Shrike Lanius souzae LC resident 1998 present A3
Miombo Tit Melaniparus griseiventris LC resident 1998 present A3
Rufous-bellied Tit Melaniparus rufiventris LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-capped Crombec Sylvietta ruficapilla LC resident 1998 present A3
Stierling's Wren-warbler Calamonastes stierlingi LC resident 1998 present A3
Chirping Cisticola Cisticola pipiens LC resident 1998 present A3
Tabora Cisticola Cisticola angusticauda LC resident 1998 present A3
Hartlaub's Babbler Turdoides hartlaubii LC resident 1998 present A3
Sharp-tailed Starling Lamprotornis acuticaudus LC resident 1998 present A3
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana LC resident 1998 present A3
Miombo Scrub-robin Tychaedon barbata LC resident 1998 present A3
Miombo Rock-thrush Monticola angolensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Arnot's Chat Myrmecocichla arnotti LC resident 1998 present A3
Western Miombo Sunbird Cinnyris gertrudis LC resident 1998 present A3
Bar-winged Weaver Ploceus angolensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown Firefinch Lagonosticta nitidula LC resident 1998 present A3
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah Vidua obtusa LC resident 1998 present A3
Fülleborn's Longclaw Macronyx fuelleborni LC resident 1998 present A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2005 medium favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation Unknown The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
West Lunga National Park 168,400 protected area overlaps with site 168,400
Musele-Matebo Game Management Area 370,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lusongwa Forest Reserve 9,550 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lukwakwa Game Management Area 254,000 protected area contained by site 254,000
Ludji Forest Reserve 123,194 protected area overlaps with site 0
Chibwika-Ntambu Game Management Area 155,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: West Lunga National Park and Lukwakwa Game Management Area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2020.