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Barandabhar forests and wetlands


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus LC resident 2002 present A3
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT winter 2002 rare A1
Yellow-footed Green-pigeon Treron phoenicopterus LC resident 2002 present A3
Sirkeer Malkoha Taccocua leschenaultii LC resident 2002 present A3
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus VU resident 2002 frequent A1, A4i
Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala NT breeding 2002 rare A1
Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus NT non-breeding 2002 rare A1
Red-naped Ibis Pseudibis papillosa LC resident 2002 present A3
Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster NT resident 2002 present A1, A4i
Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda EN non-breeding 2004 rare A1
Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus CR non-breeding 2004 unknown A1
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis CR resident 2002 unknown A1, A3
Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris CR resident 2002 unknown A1, A3
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT winter 2002 rare A1
Indian Spotted Eagle Clanga hastata VU unknown 2004 unknown A1
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU winter 2002 rare A1
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus EN winter 2002 rare A1
Lesser Fish-eagle Icthyophaga humilis NT non-breeding 2002 rare A1
Grey-headed Fish-eagle Icthyophaga ichthyaetus NT resident 2002 frequent A1
White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa LC resident 2002 present A3
Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis VU resident 2002 rare A1
Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris LC resident 2002 present A3
Lineated Barbet Psilopogon lineatus LC resident 2002 present A3
Brown-headed Barbet Psilopogon zeylanicus LC resident 2002 present A3
Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense LC resident 2002 present A3
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Leiopicus mahrattensis LC resident 2002 present A3
Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala LC resident 2002 present A3
Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus LC resident 2002 present A3
Black-headed Cuckooshrike Lalage melanoptera LC breeding 2002 present A3
Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus LC resident 2002 present A3
Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus LC resident 2002 present A3
White-browed Fantail Rhipidura aureola LC resident 2002 present A3
White-bellied Drongo Dicrurus caerulescens LC resident 2002 present A3
Ashy-crowned Sparrow-lark Eremopterix griseus LC resident 2002 present A3
Bengal Bushlark Mirafra assamica LC resident 2002 present A3
Sand Lark Alaudala raytal LC resident 2002 present A3
Jungle Prinia Prinia sylvatica LC resident 2002 present A3
Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis LC resident 2002 present A3
Tawny-bellied Babbler Dumetia hyperythra LC resident 2002 present A3
Jungle Babbler Turdoides striata LC resident 2002 present A3
Brahminy Starling Sturnia pagodarum LC resident 2002 present A3
Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnia malabarica LC resident 2002 present A3
Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus LC resident 2002 present A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2011 high unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Chitwan National Park World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 93,200 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Chitwan - Buffer Zone मध्यवर्ती क्षेत्र 75,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Chitwan राष्ट्रिय पार्क 93,200 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Beeshazar and Associated Lakes Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 3,200 protected area contained by site 3,200

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Forest -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Barandabhar forests and wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2020.