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Satkosia Gorge 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
Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis EN non-breeding 2004 present A1
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis CR non-breeding 2004 present A1, A3
Indian Vulture Gyps indicus CR non-breeding 2004 present A1
Bristled Grassbird Schoenicola striatus VU resident 2004 present A1

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)
2003 very high not assessed not assessed
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
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
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%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary 74,552 protected area overlaps with site 74,552

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Nature Environment and Wildlife Society (Satkosia WLS) 0
Wild Orissa (Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary) 1997
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
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Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/05/2022.