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Location South Africa, Western Cape
Central coordinates 19o 18.00' East  32o 38.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 500,000 ha
Altitude 363 - 2,026m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

BirdLife South Africa



Summary 

The fynbos of the Cedarberg–Koue Bokkeveld Complex and the surrounding karroid plains hold a remarkable number of distinctive habitats, making it home to many bird species. The mountain fynbos holds all the Cape Fynbos range and biome-restricted assemblage species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Cape Francolin Pternistis capensis resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Cape Bulbul Pycnonotus capensis resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Victorin's Scrub-warbler Bradypterus victorini resident  1998  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Cape Rock-jumper Chaetops frenatus resident  1998  present  A1, A2, A3  Least Concern 
Orange-breasted Sunbird Nectarinia violacea resident  1998  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Cape Sugarbird Promerops cafer resident  1998  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Protea Canary Serinus leucopterus resident  1998  present  A1, A2, A3  Least Concern 
Cape Siskin Serinus totta resident  1998  present  A1, A2, A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cape Floral Region Protected Areas World Heritage Site 553,000 protected area overlaps with site 90,716  
Cederberg Provincial Nature Reserve 65,630 protected area contained by site 64,400  
Grootwinterhoek Provincial Nature Reserve 27,502 protected area contained by site 19,200  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Shrubland - Cape (fynbos)  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 19%
water management 6%
nature conservation and research 100%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cedarberg - Koue Bokkeveld complex. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/09/2014

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