|Central coordinates||40o 22.00' East 10o 25.00' South|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description Mnazi is a shallow bay just to the north of the Ruvuma river. It is protected on the seaward side by the Rawira peninsula to the south and by a series of small islands to the north.
Key Biodiversity See Box for key species. The site’s avifauna is poorly known. It is believed to be important for waterbirds, particularly waders. A count of 3,000 Dromas ardeola was recorded at the site in the 1960s, but a count in 1995 recorded only 750 birds. Seven species of the East African Coast biome have been recorded at the site (see Table 3).
Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Crab-plover Dromas ardeola||winter||1995||750 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Greater Sandplover Charadrius leschenaultii||winter||1995||1,823 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||20%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
References Baker (1997).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mnazi Bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2015
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