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Black-cheeked Lovebird Agapornis nigrigenis, Machile IBA, Zambia

Image Credit: 
John Caddick

See the 'Map' section for a detailed map of Zambia showing the position of the IBAs.

In Important Bird Areas in Africa and Associated Islands (BirdLife International 2001), 31 IBAs are listed for Zambia. The Zambian IBA network has now been updated and revised and comprises 42 IBAs. These have been documented in detail in Important Bird Areas in Zambia (LEONARD, P.M. 2005) from which the following map and IBA list is taken.

1 Hillwood 22 Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage
2 Source of the Zambezi 23 North Swaka
3 Chitunta Plain 24 Wonder Gorge
4 Jimbe Drainage 25 Kasanka NP
5 West Lunga NP and Lukwakwa GMA 26 Lavushi Manda NP
6 Minyanya Plain 27 Mutinondo Wilderness
7 Mbulo Forest 28 Bangweulu Swamps
8 Liuwa Plain NP 29 North Luangwa NP
9 Barotse Floodplains 30 Shiwa Ng’andu
10 Sioma Ngwezi NP 31 Luapula Mouth
11 Simungoma 32 Lusenga Plain NP
12 Machile 33 Kalungwishi
13 Mosi-oa-Tunya NP & Batoka Gorge 34 Mweru Wantipa NP
14 Kafue NP 35 Sumbu NP & Tondwa GMA
15 Kafue Flats 36 Saise River
16 Nkanga River Conservation Area 37 Uningi Pans
17 Mutulanganga 38 Nyika NP
18 Lower Zambezi NP 39 Mafinga Mountains
19 Chisamba 40 South Luangwa NP
20 Lukanga Swamp 41 Lukususi NP
21 Imanda 42 Nyanje Hills

For further details, download the country IBAs from BirdLife International.

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