|Central coordinates||27o 43.00' East 14o 22.00' South|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4iii|
|Year of IBA assessment||2005|
Site description Despite its proximity to the main railway line, this enormous wetland remains one of Zambia’s least-explored areas. It comprises swamp, open water and seasonally inundated flood-plain and access is difficult. It is part of the Kafue drainage system and, whilst it usually drains into that river, there are occasions when the reverse occurs. There is much small-scale fishing and presumably much human habitation, but further exploration is required.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus||winter||-||present||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus||resident||-||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||unknown||-||20,000 individuals||unknown||A4iii|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||24%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity Mammals known to occur include Tragelaphus spekii (LR/nt).
References Benson and Irwin (1967).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lukanga Swamp. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2014
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