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Okhla Bird Sanctuary


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri CR winter 2004 present A1
Sarus Crane Grus antigone VU resident 2004 present A1
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus VU resident 2004 present A1
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis NT resident 2004 present A1
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius CR winter 2004 present A1
Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis EN breeding 2004 present A1
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis CR non-breeding 2004 present A1
Indian Vulture Gyps indicus CR non-breeding 2004 present A1
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU winter 2004 present A1
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus EN resident 2004 present A1
Bristled Grassbird Schoenicola striatus VU resident 2004 present A1
Finn's Weaver Ploceus megarhynchus EN resident 2004 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2004 20,000 individuals A4iii

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)
2013 very high very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (agricultural use) happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Pollution air-borne pollutants - type unknown/unrecorded happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 moderate (70-90%) poor (40-69%) very 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 comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Very little or no conservation action taking place medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Okhla Sanctuary 400 is identical to site 400

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Okhla Bird Sanctuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2022.