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Nandi Hills


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
Nilgiri Woodpigeon Columba elphinstonii VU resident 2004 present A1, A2
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis CR non-breeding 2004 present A1, A3
Indian Vulture Gyps indicus CR non-breeding 2004 present A1
Yellow-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus xantholaemus VU resident 2004 present A1, A2, 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)
2014 very high favourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - unspecified species happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now whole area/population (>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
Forest 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nandi Hills. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/05/2022.