NP021
Rara National Park


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 unknown 2004 present A3
Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis LC resident 1989 present A3
Snow Partridge Lerwa lerwa LC resident 2004 present A3
Himalayan Monal Lophophorus impejanus LC resident 1989 present A3
Cheer Pheasant Catreus wallichii VU resident 2004 rare A1, A2
Tibetan Partridge Perdix hodgsoniae LC resident 2004 present A3
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT passage 2004 frequent A1
Snow Pigeon Columba leuconota LC resident 1989 present A3
Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis NT resident 1989 present A3
Himalayan Woodpecker Dendrocopos himalayensis LC resident 1989 present A3
Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus LC breeding 1989 present A3
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 2004 present A3
Yellow-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa flavirostris LC breeding 1989 present A3
Coal Tit Periparus ater LC unknown 1989 present A3
Rufous-naped Tit Periparus rufonuchalis LC resident 1989 present A3
Rufous-vented Tit Periparus rubidiventris LC resident 1989 present A3
Grey-crested Tit Lophophanes dichrous LC resident 1989 present A3
Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus LC breeding 1989 present A3
Nepal House Martin Delichon nipalense LC resident 2004 present A3
Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher LC resident 1989 present A3
Tickell's Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus affinis LC unknown 2004 present A3
Large-billed Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris LC breeding 1989 present A3
White-throated Tit Aegithalos niveogularis LC resident 2004 frequent A2
White-browed Fulvetta Fulvetta vinipectus LC resident 1989 present A3
Stripe-throated Yuhina Yuhina gularis LC resident 1989 present A3
Spotted Laughingthrush Garrulax ocellatus LC resident 1989 present A3
White-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax albogularis LC unknown 2004 present A3
Streaked Laughingthrush Trochalopteron lineatum LC breeding 1989 present A3
Variegated Laughingthrush Trochalopteron variegatum LC resident 1989 present A3
Black-faced Laughingthrush Trochalopteron affine LC resident 2004 present A3
Bar-throated Minla Chrysominla strigula LC breeding 1989 present A3
Rusty-flanked Treecreeper Certhia nipalensis LC resident 1989 present A3
Bar-tailed Treecreeper Certhia himalayana LC resident 1989 present A3
Kashmir Nuthatch Sitta cashmirensis LC resident 2004 frequent A2
White-cheeked Nuthatch Sitta leucopsis LC resident 1989 present A3
White-collared Blackbird Turdus albocinctus LC resident 1989 present A3
Indian Blue Robin Larvivora brunnea LC breeding 2004 present A3
Himalayan Rubythroat Calliope pectoralis LC resident 2004 present A3
Slaty-blue Flycatcher Ficedula tricolor LC breeding 1989 present A3
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata LC breeding 1989 present A3
Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris LC breeding 1989 present A3
Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Ficedula ruficauda LC breeding 1989 present A3
Blue-capped Redstart Phoenicurus coeruleocephala LC breeding 1989 present A3
White-throated Redstart Phoenicurus schisticeps LC resident 2004 present A3
Rufous-breasted Accentor Prunella strophiata LC resident 1989 present A3
Black-and-yellow Grosbeak Mycerobas icterioides LC resident 2004 present A3
Collared Grosbeak Mycerobas affinis LC resident 1989 present A3
Beautiful Rosefinch Carpodacus pulcherrimus LC resident 1989 present A3
Pink-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus rodochroa LC resident 1989 present A3
Red-headed Bullfinch Pyrrhula erythrocephala LC resident 1989 present A3
Plain Mountain-finch Leucosticte nemoricola LC resident 1989 present A3
Yellow-breasted Greenfinch Chloris spinoides LC breeding 1989 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 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 some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
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 Montane coniferous forest (mont temp/subtrop) 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Forest Montane mixed broadleaf-coniferous forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Grassland Alpine and subalpine grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Catreus wallichii Cheer Pheasant 1 1 individuals 100 not assessed

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)
Rara Lake Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,583 protected area contained by site 1,583
Rara - Buffer Zone मध्यवर्ती क्षेत्र 19,800 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rara राष्ट्रिय पार्क 10,600 protected area contained by site 10,600

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Forest Montane coniferous forest (mont temp/subtrop), Montane mixed broadleaf-coniferous forest -
Grassland Alpine and subalpine grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rara National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/05/2020.