KE041
Yala swamp complex This is an IBA in danger! 


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
Papyrus Gonolek Laniarius mufumbiri NT resident 1999 present A1, A3
Carruthers's Cisticola Cisticola carruthersi LC resident 1999 present A3
Papyrus Yellow Warbler Calamonastides gracilirostris VU resident 1999 present A1, A3
White-winged Swamp-warbler Bradypterus carpalis LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-lored Babbler Turdoides sharpei LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-chested Sunbird Cinnyris erythrocercus LC resident 1999 present A3
Northern Brown-throated Weaver Ploceus castanops LC resident 1999 present A3
Papyrus Canary Crithagra koliensis LC resident 1999 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance war, civil unrest and military exercises likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution garbage & solid waste likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lake Kanyaboli National Reserve 4,142 protected area overlaps with site 0

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Ecofinder Kenya 0
Freinds of Yala Swamp 2007
Yala Swamp Community Conservancy Organisation (Yasco) 2008
Yala swamp environment volunteers. 0
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools, Permanent herbaceous swamps and bogs -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
agriculture -
other -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yala swamp complex. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/07/2020.