|Location||Ethiopia, Southern Peoples' Region|
|Central coordinates||38o 1.14' East 7o 30.18' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4iii|
|Year of IBA assessment||1996|
Site description Boyo Wetland is 26 km north of Alaba Kulito, Hadiya Zone. It is in the Bilate river basin that drains from the Gurage highlands south into Lake Abaya. The two main tributaries of the Bilate river, the Guder (which originates in the mountains near the zonal capital Hosana) and the Weira, merge at Boyo wetland. The vegetation of this wetland has not been studied. The site is within one of the most intensely cultivated areas in the country. It is self-supporting in food crops and many other items, and produces much for Addis Ababa.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus||passage||-||frequent||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus||non-breeding||1996||62 individuals||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||unknown||-||20,000 individuals||unknown||A4iii|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Boyo Swamp||Controlled Hunting Area||32,694||protected area contains site||13,000|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
References National Water Resources Commission (1987).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Boyo wetland. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/08/2014
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