Queen Elizabeth-Maramagambo

UGATIPA25
Queen Elizabeth-Maramagambo

Country: Uganda

Administrative region: Western (Region)

Central co-ordinates: 0.35751 S, 29.92779 E

Area: 2535.52km²

Qualifying IPA Criteria

A(i)Site contains one or more globally threatened species, C(iii)Site contains nationally threatened or restricted habitat or vegetation types, AND/OR habitats that have severely declined in extent nationally

IPA assessment rationale

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Site description

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Botanical significance

Habitat and geology

Conservation issues

Site assessor(s)

James Kalema, Makerere University Herbarium

Kennedy Mukasa, Makerere University Herbarium

IPA criterion A species

Species Qualifying sub-criterion ≥ 1% of global population ≥ 5% of national population 1 of 5 best sites nationally Entire global population Socio-economically important Abundance at site
Commelina zenkeri C.B.Clarke A(i) False True True False False Unknown
Globimetula kivuensis (Balle) Wiens & Polhill A(i) True True True False False Unknown
Prunus africana (Hook.f.) Kalkman A(i) False True False False True Occasional
Aeglopsis eggelingii M.Taylor A(i) True True True False False Occasional
Balsamocitrus dawei Stapf A(i) True True True False True Scarce
Zanthoxylum mildbraedii (Engl.) P.G.Waterman A(i) True True True False False Occasional
Mimusops bagshawei S.Moore A(i) False True False False True Occasional
Equilabium janthinothryx (Lebrun & L.Touss.) Mwany. & A.J.Paton A(i) True True True False False Unknown
Pavetta bagshawei S.Moore var. leucosphaera (Bremek.) Bridson A(i) True True True False False Scarce
Brachystephanus coeruleus S.Moore subsp. coeruleus A(i) True True True False False Unknown

Commelina zenkeri C.B.Clarke

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
False
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Unknown

Globimetula kivuensis (Balle) Wiens & Polhill

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Unknown

Prunus africana (Hook.f.) Kalkman

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
False
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
False
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
True
Abundance at site:
Occasional

Aeglopsis eggelingii M.Taylor

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Occasional

Balsamocitrus dawei Stapf

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
True
Abundance at site:
Scarce

Zanthoxylum mildbraedii (Engl.) P.G.Waterman

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Occasional

Mimusops bagshawei S.Moore

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
False
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
False
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
True
Abundance at site:
Occasional

Equilabium janthinothryx (Lebrun & L.Touss.) Mwany. & A.J.Paton

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Unknown

Pavetta bagshawei S.Moore var. leucosphaera (Bremek.) Bridson

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Scarce

Brachystephanus coeruleus S.Moore subsp. coeruleus

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Unknown

IPA criterion C qualifying habitats

Habitat Qualifying sub-criterion ≥ 5% of national resource ≥ 10% of national resource 1 of 5 best sites nationally Areal coverage at site
Evergreen and semi-deciduous bushland and thicket (CR) C(iii) True True True 437.4

Evergreen and semi-deciduous bushland and thicket (CR)

Qualifying sub-criterion:
C(iii)
≥ 5% of national resource:
True
≥ 10% of national resource:
True
Areal coverage at site:
437.4

General site habitats

General site habitat Percent coverage Importance
Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest No value Major
Savanna - Dry Savanna No value Major
Grassland - Subtropical/Tropical Dry Lowland Grassland No value Major
Grassland - Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded Lowland Grassland No value Minor
Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Rivers, Streams, Creeks [includes waterfalls] No value Major
Wetlands (inland) - Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers, Streams, Creeks No value Minor
Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Freshwater Lakes [over 8 ha] No value Major
Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools [under 8 ha] No value Major
Wetlands (inland) - Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools [under 8 ha] No value Minor
Rocky Areas - Rocky Areas [e.g. inland cliffs, mountain peaks] No value Minor
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) - Caves No value Minor

Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Major

Savanna - Dry Savanna

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Major

Grassland - Subtropical/Tropical Dry Lowland Grassland

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Major

Grassland - Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded Lowland Grassland

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Minor

Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Rivers, Streams, Creeks [includes waterfalls]

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Major

Wetlands (inland) - Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers, Streams, Creeks

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Minor

Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Freshwater Lakes [over 8 ha]

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Major

Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools [under 8 ha]

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Major

Wetlands (inland) - Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools [under 8 ha]

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Minor

Rocky Areas - Rocky Areas [e.g. inland cliffs, mountain peaks]

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Minor

Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) - Caves

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Minor

Land use types

Land use type Percent coverage Importance
Nature conservation No value Major
Tourism / Recreation No value Major
Harvesting of wild resources No value Minor

Nature conservation

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Major

Tourism / Recreation

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Major

Harvesting of wild resources

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Minor

Threats

Threat Severity Timing
Residential & commercial development - Tourism & recreation areas Low Ongoing - stable
Energy production & mining - Mining & quarrying Medium Ongoing - stable
Transportation & service corridors - Roads & railroads Medium Ongoing - stable
Transportation & service corridors - Utility & service lines Low Ongoing - stable
Biological resource use - Logging & wood harvesting Low Ongoing - stable
Natural system modifications - Fire & fire suppression Medium Ongoing - stable
Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases - Problematic native species/diseases Low Ongoing - stable
Agriculture & aquaculture - Livestock farming & ranching Low Ongoing - increasing
Biological resource use - Hunting & collecting terrestrial animals Medium Ongoing - increasing
Biological resource use - Gathering terrestrial plants Low Ongoing - increasing
Biological resource use - Fishing & harvesting aquatic resources Medium Ongoing - increasing
Human intrusions & disturbance - Recreational activities Low Ongoing - increasing
Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases - Invasive non-native/alien species/diseases High Ongoing - increasing
Pollution - Domestic & urban waste water Low Ongoing - increasing
Pollution - Industrial & military effluents Medium Ongoing - increasing

Residential & commercial development - Tourism & recreation areas

Severity:
Low
Timing:
Ongoing - stable

Energy production & mining - Mining & quarrying

Severity:
Medium
Timing:
Ongoing - stable

Transportation & service corridors - Roads & railroads

Severity:
Medium
Timing:
Ongoing - stable

Transportation & service corridors - Utility & service lines

Severity:
Low
Timing:
Ongoing - stable

Biological resource use - Logging & wood harvesting

Severity:
Low
Timing:
Ongoing - stable

Natural system modifications - Fire & fire suppression

Severity:
Medium
Timing:
Ongoing - stable

Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases - Problematic native species/diseases

Severity:
Low
Timing:
Ongoing - stable

Agriculture & aquaculture - Livestock farming & ranching

Severity:
Low
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

Biological resource use - Hunting & collecting terrestrial animals

Severity:
Medium
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

Biological resource use - Gathering terrestrial plants

Severity:
Low
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

Biological resource use - Fishing & harvesting aquatic resources

Severity:
Medium
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

Human intrusions & disturbance - Recreational activities

Severity:
Low
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases - Invasive non-native/alien species/diseases

Severity:
High
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

Pollution - Domestic & urban waste water

Severity:
Low
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

Pollution - Industrial & military effluents

Severity:
Medium
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

Protected areas

Protected area name Protected area type Relationship with IPA Areal overlap
Kigezi Wildlife Reserve protected/conservation area overlaps with IPA 148
Lake George Ramsar site protected/conservation area encompasses IPA 509
Queen Elizabeth National Park UNESCO Biosphere Reserve protected/conservation area encompasses IPA No value
Queen Elizabeth National Park IPA encompasses protected/conservation area 2056
North Maramagambo Forest Reserve (conservation) IPA encompasses protected/conservation area 294
South Maramagambo Forest Reserve (conservation) IPA encompasses protected/conservation area 148

Kigezi

Protected area type:
Wildlife Reserve
Relationship with IPA:
protected/conservation area overlaps with IPA
Areal overlap:
148

Lake George

Protected area type:
Ramsar site
Relationship with IPA:
protected/conservation area encompasses IPA
Areal overlap:
509

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Protected area type:
UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
Relationship with IPA:
protected/conservation area encompasses IPA
Areal overlap:
No value

Queen Elizabeth

Protected area type:
National Park
Relationship with IPA:
IPA encompasses protected/conservation area
Areal overlap:
2056

North Maramagambo

Protected area type:
Forest Reserve (conservation)
Relationship with IPA:
IPA encompasses protected/conservation area
Areal overlap:
294

South Maramagambo

Protected area type:
Forest Reserve (conservation)
Relationship with IPA:
IPA encompasses protected/conservation area
Areal overlap:
148

Conservation designation

Designation name Protected area Relationship with IPA Areal overlap
Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake George Important Bird Area protected/conservation area overlaps with IPA 2200
Queen Elizabeth National Park (including Kigezi Wildlife Reserve) Key Biodiversity Area protected/conservation area overlaps with IPA 2200

Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake George

Protected area:
Important Bird Area
Relationship with IPA:
protected/conservation area overlaps with IPA
Areal overlap:
2200

Queen Elizabeth National Park (including Kigezi Wildlife Reserve)

Protected area:
Key Biodiversity Area
Relationship with IPA:
protected/conservation area overlaps with IPA
Areal overlap:
2200

Management type

Management type Description Year started Year finished
Site management plan in place General Management Plan 2023 2033

Site management plan in place

General Management Plan
Year started:
2023
Year finished:
2033

Recommended citation

James Kalema, Kennedy Mukasa (2024) Tropical Important Plant Areas Explorer: Queen Elizabeth-Maramagambo (Uganda). https://tipas.kew.org/site/queen-elizabeth-maramagambo/ (Accessed on 21/05/2024)