Wild Ass Wildlife 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
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC - 2004 present A4i
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC - 2004 present A4i
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT resident 2004 present A4i
Sarus Crane Antigone antigone VU resident 2004 present A1
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter 2004 present A4i
Asian Houbara Chlamydotis macqueenii VU winter 2004 present A1
Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala NT resident 2004 present A4i
Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans LC - 2004 present A4i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 2004 present A1
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis NT resident 2004 present A1
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC - 2004 present A4i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC - 2004 present A4i
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 2004 present A4i
Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis VU non-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
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU winter 2004 present A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 2004 present A1
White-naped Tit Machlolophus nuchalis VU resident 2004 present A1
White-browed Bushchat Saxicola macrorhynchus VU resident 2004 present A1, A3
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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Desert 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

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 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)
Wild Ass Sanctuary 495,371 protected area overlaps with site 495,371


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland -
Coastline -
Wetlands (inland) -
Desert -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary. Downloaded from on 03/07/2020.