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Location Botswana, South East
Central coordinates 25o 45.60' East  25o 3.60' South
IBA criteria A1, A4ii
Area 100 ha
Altitude 1,200 m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

BirdLife Botswana (Partner Designate)

Site description A sandstone hill with a sheer and high cliff-face at its southern end. It lies just south-east of the village of Otse in the hardveld of south-east Botswana. The lower slopes of this hill are well wooded. The whole hill was declared a Game Reserve in 1965 and the cliff and the wooded slope below was fenced off. There is no public access within this area except by permission from DWNP.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres resident  50-100 breeding pairs  A1, A4ii  Vulnerable 
Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres winter  150-250 individuals  A4ii  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Mannyelang Game Reserve 300 protected area contains site 100  

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

Name Year formed
Cape Vultures Environmental Conservation Club 2004

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -

References Borello and Borello (1993), Smith (1983).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mannyelanong Hill. Downloaded from on 24/10/2014

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