NP010
Kanchenjungha Conservation Area


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
Hill Partridge Arborophila torqueola LC resident 2002 present A3
Tibetan Snowcock Tetraogallus tibetanus LC resident 2002 present A3
Snow Partridge Lerwa lerwa LC resident 2002 present A3
Himalayan Monal Lophophorus impejanus LC resident 2002 present A3
Satyr Tragopan Tragopan satyra NT resident 2002 unknown A1
Blood Pheasant Ithaginis cruentus LC resident 2002 present A3
Tibetan Partridge Perdix hodgsoniae LC resident 2002 present A3
Snow Pigeon Columba leuconota LC resident 2002 present A3
Speckled Woodpigeon Columba hodgsonii LC resident 2002 present A3
Solitary Snipe Gallinago solitaria LC unknown 2002 present A3
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola VU breeding 2004 unknown A1
Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis NT resident 2002 present A3
Megalaima asiatica NR resident 2002 present A3
Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis LC resident 2002 present A3
Darjeeling Woodpecker Dendrocopos darjellensis LC resident 2002 present A3
Himalayan Woodpecker Dendrocopos himalayensis LC unknown 2002 present A3
Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii LC resident 2002 present A3
Green Shrike-babbler Pteruthius xanthochlorus LC resident 2002 present A3
Short-billed Minivet Pericrocotus brevirostris LC resident 2002 present A3
Black-winged Cuckooshrike Lalage melaschistos LC resident 2002 present A3
Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus LC breeding 2002 present A3
Grey Treepie Dendrocitta formosae LC resident 2002 present A3
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 2002 present A3
Yellow-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa flavirostris LC resident 2002 present A3
Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus LC resident 2002 present A3
Rufous-vented Tit Periparus rubidiventris LC resident 2002 present A3
Grey-crested Tit Lophophanes dichrous LC resident 2002 present A3
Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus LC resident 2002 present A3
Striated Prinia Prinia crinigera LC resident 2002 present A3
Scaly-breasted Cupwing Pnoepyga albiventer LC unknown 2002 present A3
Nepal House Martin Delichon nipalense LC resident 2002 present A3
Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii LC resident 2002 present A3
Hypsipetes leucocephalus NR resident 2002 present A3
Himalayan Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys LC resident 2002 present A3
Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher LC breeding 2002 present A3
Ashy-throated Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis LC breeding 2002 present A3
Smoky Warbler Phylloscopus fuligiventer LC resident 2002 present A3
Tickell's Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus affinis LC breeding 2002 present A3
Large-billed Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris LC breeding 2002 present A3
Grey-hooded Warbler Phylloscopus xanthoschistos LC resident 2002 present A3
Grey-bellied Tesia Tesia cyaniventer LC resident 2002 present A3
Grey-sided Bush-warbler Cettia brunnifrons LC resident 2002 present A3
Chestnut-headed Tesia Cettia castaneocoronata LC resident 2002 present A3
Black-faced Warbler Abroscopus schisticeps LC resident 2002 present A3
Hume's Bush-warbler Horornis brunnescens LC resident 2002 present A3
Horornis flavolivaceus NR resident 2002 present A3
Aegithalos concinnus NR resident 2002 present A3
Aegithalos iouschistos NR resident 2002 present A3
Fire-tailed Myzornis Myzornis pyrrhoura LC resident 2002 present A3
Golden-breasted Fulvetta Lioparus chrysotis LC resident 2002 present A3
White-browed Fulvetta Fulvetta vinipectus LC resident 2002 present A3
Fulvous Parrotbill Suthora fulvifrons LC resident 2002 present A3
Stripe-throated Yuhina Yuhina gularis LC resident 2002 present A3
Rufous-vented Yuhina Yuhina occipitalis LC resident 2002 present A3
Slender-billed Scimitar-babbler Pomatorhinus superciliaris LC resident 2002 present A3
Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babbler Erythrogenys erythrogenys LC resident 2002 present A3
Striated Laughingthrush Grammatoptila striata LC resident 2002 present A3
Spiny Babbler Acanthoptila nipalensis LC resident 2002 unknown A2
Spotted Laughingthrush Garrulax ocellatus LC resident 2002 present A3
White-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax albogularis LC unknown 2002 present A3
Scaly Laughingthrush Trochalopteron subunicolor LC resident 2002 present A3
Streaked Laughingthrush Trochalopteron lineatum LC unknown 2002 present A3
Black-faced Laughingthrush Trochalopteron affine LC resident 2002 present A3
Rufous Sibia Heterophasia capistrata LC resident 2002 present A3
Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea LC resident 2002 present A3
Red-tailed Minla Minla ignotincta LC resident 2002 present A3
Hoary-throated Barwing Sibia nipalensis LC resident 2002 unknown A2
Blue-winged Minla Siva cyanouroptera LC resident 2002 present A3
Bar-throated Minla Chrysominla strigula LC resident 2002 present A3
Rusty-fronted Barwing Actinodura egertoni LC resident 2002 present A3
Rusty-flanked Treecreeper Certhia nipalensis LC resident 2002 present A3
White-tailed Nuthatch Sitta himalayensis LC resident 2002 present A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 2002 present A3
Long-billed Thrush Zoothera monticola LC resident 2002 present A3
White-collared Blackbird Turdus albocinctus LC resident 2002 present A3
Ferruginous Flycatcher Muscicapa ferruginea LC breeding 2002 present A3
Rufous-bellied Niltava Niltava sundara LC resident 2002 present A3
Small Niltava Niltava macgrigoriae LC resident 2002 present A3
White-gorgeted Flycatcher Anthipes monileger LC resident 2002 present A3
Indian Blue Robin Larvivora brunnea LC breeding 2002 present A3
Rufous-breasted Bush-robin Tarsiger hyperythrus LC resident 2002 present A3
White-browed Bush-robin Tarsiger indicus LC resident 2002 present A3
Golden Bush-robin Tarsiger chrysaeus LC resident 2002 present A3
Slaty-backed Forktail Enicurus schistaceus LC resident 2002 present A3
Slaty-blue Flycatcher Ficedula tricolor LC breeding 2002 present A3
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata LC resident 2002 present A3
Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris LC breeding 2002 present A3
White-throated Redstart Phoenicurus schisticeps LC resident 2002 present A3
Blue-capped Rock-thrush Monticola cinclorhyncha LC breeding 2002 present A3
Chloropsis hardwickii NR resident 2002 present A3
Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum melanozanthum LC resident 2002 present A3
Fire-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga ignicauda LC resident 2002 present A3
Altai Accentor Prunella himalayana LC unknown 2002 present A3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC resident 2002 present A3
Maroon-backed Accentor Prunella immaculata LC resident 2002 present A3
Robin Accentor Prunella rubeculoides LC resident 2002 present A3
Rufous-breasted Accentor Prunella strophiata LC resident 2002 present A3
Plain-backed Snowfinch Pyrgilauda blanfordi LC resident 2002 present A3
Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus LC resident 2002 present A3
Collared Grosbeak Mycerobas affinis LC resident 2002 present A3
Scarlet Finch Carpodacus sipahi LC resident 2002 present A3
Beautiful Rosefinch Carpodacus pulcherrimus LC resident 2002 present A3
Pink-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus rodochroa LC resident 2002 present A3
Red-fronted Rosefinch Carpodacus puniceus LC resident 2002 present A3
Crimson-browed Finch Carpodacus subhimachalus LC resident 2002 present A3
Carpodacus rodopeplus NR breeding 2002 present A3
Carpodacus thura NR resident 2002 present A3
Red-headed Bullfinch Pyrrhula erythrocephala LC resident 2002 present A3
Pyrrhula nipalensis NR resident 2002 present A3
Blanford's Rosefinch Agraphospiza rubescens LC resident 2002 present A3
Gold-naped Finch Pyrrhoplectes epauletta LC breeding 2002 present A3
Dark-breasted Rosefinch Procarduelis nipalensis LC resident 2002 present A3
Plain Mountain-finch Leucosticte nemoricola LC resident 2002 present A3
Yellow-breasted Greenfinch Chloris spinoides LC breeding 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 very unfavourable medium
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 majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining renewable energy 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
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant 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
Grassland 0 0 poor (40-69%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
कञ्चनजङ्घा संरक्षण क्षेत्र Conservation Area 203,500 is identical to site 203,500

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Artificial - terrestrial -
Grassland -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kanchenjungha Conservation Area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/11/2019.