|Location||Tanzania, Zanzibar and Pemba|
|Central coordinates||39o 13.00' East 6o 33.00' South|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, A3|
|Altitude||0 - 20m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description Jozani Forest Reserve is the only remaining forest left on Unguja, the main island of Zanzibar. It is a small, much modified groundwater-forest, which includes a 12 ha plantation. Some tree species, such as Calyophyllum inophyllum, initially thought to have been introduced, are now believed to be indigenous. Even in heavily exploited areas a variety of tree species still occur and are regenerating. There has been no commercial exploitation of Jozani since 1990.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Brown-headed Parrot Poicephalus cryptoxanthus||resident||2000||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Fischer's Turaco Tauraco fischeri||resident||2000||present||-||A1, A2, A3||Near Threatened|
|Mangrove Kingfisher Halcyon senegaloides||resident||2000||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Black-bellied Glossy-starling Lamprotornis corruscus||resident||2000||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|East Coast Akalat Sheppardia gunningi||resident||2000||present||-||A1, A3||Near Threatened|
|Mouse-coloured Sunbird Nectarinia veroxii||resident||2000||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Zanzibar Bishop Euplectes nigroventris||resident||2000||unknown||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Jozani||Forest Reserve||0||protected area contained by site||0|
|Jozani-Chwaka Bay||National Park||500,000||is identical to site||556|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
Other biodiversity The primate Colobus badius kirkii (EN) is endemic to the island and 30% of the total population of 2,400 is centred on Jozani Forest, which must be considered essential to its long-term survival. The near-endemic ungulate Cephalophus adersi (EN) has its stronghold on Unguja with a population estimated at below 2,000, in five fragmented sub-populations, including one at Jozani.
References Archer and Iles (1998), Packenham (1979), Robins (1976).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/08/2014
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