Wilderness - Sedgefield Lakes Complex

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A2, A3, A4i, A4iii (1998)
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Area: 11,950 ha

BirdLife South Africa
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2013 high unfavourable high
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Site summary
The Wilderness-Sedgefield Lakes Complex incorporates the Wilderness National Park and the Goukamma Nature Reserve along the coastal belt east of Wilderness. The IBA regularly supports more than 10 000 waterbirds every month. More than 262 species have been recorded for the IBA.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Wilderness - Sedgefield Lakes Complex. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.