Wolkberg Forest Belt

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1998)
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Area: 351,570 ha

BirdLife South Africa
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2014 high very unfavourable low
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Site summary
This site consists of an arc of hills and a series of forests surrounding the western rim of Tzaneen. The IBA holds Bat Hawk Macheiramphus alcinus, which breeds in plantations and forest reserves as do both Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus and Crowned Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Wolkberg Forest Belt. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.