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Ndumo Game Reserve: Shokwe Pan (26533213)

KwaZulu-Natal

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA052 - NDUMO GAME RESERVE
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1993-07-18
Brief_description
In 2008, Ndumo Game Reserve has been in the spotlight due to the re-zoning of a section of land in the southeast of the reserve. A section of the protected area is being re-zoned for agricultural use, to be used by the surrounding subsistence communities. The Pongolo Floodplain system is highly diverse and supports various Red-data and CITES species. It falls within the Internationally recognised Maputaland-Pondoland Centre of endemism and is an International Biodiversity Hotspot. Only a small part of this unique floodplain system is under official protectection; the rest of the system are heavily impacted by subsistence farming. The re-zoning certainly does not bode well for the wetlands and associated waterbirds in the area; and indeed the reserve as a whole.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta36.009  
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus12.507   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris12.738
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa12.005   
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos11.001   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata5129.93549   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis17.0019   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba12.767   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.5216   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.001   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer12.056
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus115.6775   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis160.64487   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia88.008   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.202   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.001   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.767   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata13.4820   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.427   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.553   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides12.427   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus11.001   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash17.2230   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus118.4640  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.574
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.222
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis14.1115
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus13.5817   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus22.002
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.001   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.001  
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus18.0015   
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.001  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus11.001   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens147147.00147   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius38.0013   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris29.4344   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus33.003   
92Pygmy-Goose, AfricanNettapus auritus208208.00208   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax11.001  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos12.297  
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola13.007   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba14.4413   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus15.5526  
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumeniferus11.001   
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis11.001   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus11.914   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis14.2731   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis12.004  
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida11.001   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus18.2325   
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp14.6013
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis118.0052
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