Timu

UGATIPA23
Timu

Country: Uganda

Administrative region: Northern (Region)

Central co-ordinates: 3.58762 N, 34.28161 E

Area: 500km²

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)

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
Aloe ikiorum Dioli & G.Powys A(i) True True True True False Occasional

Aloe ikiorum Dioli & G.Powys

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:
True
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:
Occasional

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
Dry Combretum wooded grassland (VU) C(iii) False False True 310.44

Dry Combretum wooded grassland (VU)

Qualifying sub-criterion:
C(iii)
≥ 5% of national resource:
False
≥ 10% of national resource:
False
Areal coverage at site:
310.44

General site habitats

General site habitat Percent coverage Importance
Savanna - Dry Savanna No value Major
Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest No value Minor
Grassland - Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude Grassland No value Major
Artificial - Terrestrial - Pastureland No value Unknown

Savanna - Dry Savanna

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Major

Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Minor

Grassland - Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude Grassland

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Major

Artificial - Terrestrial - Pastureland

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Unknown

Land use types

Land use type Percent coverage Importance
Nature conservation No value Major
Agriculture (pastoral) No value Minor
Residential / urban development No value Minor

Nature conservation

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Major

Agriculture (pastoral)

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Minor

Residential / urban development

Percent coverage:
No value
Importance:
Minor

Threats

Threat Severity Timing
Residential & commercial development - Housing & urban areas Low Ongoing - increasing
Energy production & mining - Mining & quarrying High Ongoing - increasing
Agriculture & aquaculture - Livestock farming & ranching - Nomadic grazing Unknown Ongoing - trend unknown

Residential & commercial development - Housing & urban areas

Severity:
Low
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

Energy production & mining - Mining & quarrying

Severity:
High
Timing:
Ongoing - increasing

Agriculture & aquaculture - Livestock farming & ranching - Nomadic grazing

Severity:
Unknown
Timing:
Ongoing - trend unknown

Protected areas

Protected area name Protected area type Relationship with IPA Areal overlap
Timu Forest Reserve (conservation) IPA encompasses protected/conservation area 122

Timu

Protected area type:
Forest Reserve (conservation)
Relationship with IPA:
IPA encompasses protected/conservation area
Areal overlap:
122

Conservation designation

Designation name Protected area Relationship with IPA Areal overlap
Timu extension Key Biodiversity Area IPA encompasses protected/conservation area No value

Timu extension

Protected area:
Key Biodiversity Area
Relationship with IPA:
IPA encompasses protected/conservation area
Areal overlap:
No value

Bibliography

Langdale-Brown, I., Osmaston, H. A., & Wilson, J. G., 1964

The Vegetation of Uganda and its Bearing on Land-Use

Google Earth, 2023

Google Earth Pro 2023

World Resources Institute, 2023

Global Forest Watch 2023

Available online

Brinkhoff, T., 2024

Uganda: Administrative Division (Regions and Districts) - Population Statistics, Charts and Map

Available online

Cole, T. C., 2015

Aloe lukeana: A New, Caulescent Aloe from Uganda

Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol 87, page(s) 152-159 Available online

Dawkins, H.C., 1954

Timu, and the Vanishing Forests of North-East Karamoja

The East African Agricultural Journal, Vol 19, page(s) 164-167 Available online

Dioli, M., 2011

Aloe ikiorum: A new species from Uganda

Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol 83, page(s) 270-274 Available online

Rusetuka, M. E., 2023

Deforestation and its Impacts on the Population in Uganda

PhD Thesis (pub. United University of Peace)

Kara-Tunga, 2024

Timu Escarpment Walk

Available online

Lule, J. A., 2023

Security arrests 30 suspected Turkana illegal miners in Kaabong

New Vision Available online

Richards, S. L., Kalema, J., & Ojelel, S., 2022

Aloe ikiorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2022: e.T110727150A110727173

Available online

Spatial Dimension, 2024

Uganda Mining Cadastre Map Portal

Available online

The Independent, 2020

Kaabong to tax artisanal miners to boost local revenue

Available online

Recommended citation

(2024) Tropical Important Plant Areas Explorer: Timu (Uganda). https://tipas.kew.org/site/timu/ (Accessed on 21/05/2024)