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Location Burkina Faso, Nahouri,Sissili,Zoundwéogo
Central coordinates 1o 25.00' West  11o 27.00' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 336,500 ha
Altitude 260 m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Fondation des Amis de la Nature (NATURAMA)



Site description The near-contiguous areas of the Parc National Kaboré Tambi (PNKT) (155,500 ha), the Nazinga Game Ranch (94,000 ha), the Sissili Hunting Concession (32,700 ha) and the village hunting zones surrounding Nazinga and Sissili (54,300 ha) form a complex of reserves located about 100–130 km south of Ouagadougou, near and, at one point, along the international border with Ghana. The PNKT is composed of an extended stretch of the valley of the south-easterly flowing Nazinon river (formerly the Red Volta). The park is crossed by the main road from Ouagadougou to Bolgatanga in northern Ghana. Nazinga lies a little to the south-west and, along the line of the Sissili river, which runs largely parallel to the Nazinon, is contiguous with the Sissili Hunting Concession. Between Nazinga and PNKT lies an area of village hunting zones. There remains, however, a 5-km gap (which is included in the IBA) between the hunting zones and the park; efforts are being made to establish a corridor. The vegetation of the northern part of the PNKT is that of the northern Sudan savanna, while that of the remainder is typical southern Sudan/northern Guinea savanna of the Mouhoun sector and includes shrub savanna, tree-savanna and gallery forests. The topography is varied with granite outcrops, lateritic plateaus and several isolated tall hills.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bearded Barbet Pogonornis dubius resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow Penduline-tit Anthoscopus parvulus resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Pied-winged Swallow Hirundo leucosoma resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Sun Lark Galerida modesta resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardii resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Purple Glossy-starling Lamprotornis purpureus resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-crowned Robin-chat Cossypha albicapilla resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-fronted Black-chat Myrmecocichla albifrons resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Splendid Sunbird Nectarinia coccinigaster resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser superciliosus resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bush Petronia Petronia dentata resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-winged Pytilia Pytilia phoenicoptera resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-throated Firefinch Lagonosticta larvata resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda caerulescens resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Brown-rumped Bunting Emberiza affinis resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kabore-Tambi National Park 242,700 protected area contained by site 242,700  
Nazinga Ranch Protection/Protected Zone 95,054 protected area contained by site 95,054  
Sissili Classified Forest 32,700 protected area contained by site 32,700  

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

Name Year formed
PNKT Site Support Group 1997
Nazinga SSG 1998

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   3%
Shrubland   58%
Forest   37%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -

Other biodiversity In addition to about 15,000 large wild ungulates of 11 common species, at least 500 Loxodonta africana (EN) occur, as does Panthera leo (VU).

References Christenson and Forcier (1975), Knowles et al. (1990), Walsh (1998), Weessie and Belemsobgo (1997).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kaboré Tambi - Nazinga - Sissili complex. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/08/2014

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