IN049
Harike Lake 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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN winter 2004 present A1
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT unknown 2004 present A4i
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus VU resident 2004 present A1
Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala NT resident 2004 present A4i
Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus NT resident 2004 present A4i
Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus NT resident 2004 present A4i
Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster NT resident 2004 present A4i
Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis VU breeding 2004 present A1
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis CR non-breeding 2004 present A1
Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris 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
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus EN resident 2004 present A1
Bristled Grassbird Chaetornis striata VU resident 2004 present A1
Kashmir Flycatcher Ficedula subrubra VU passage 2004 present A1, A2
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)
2012 high favourable medium
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 livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration 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 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)
Harike Lake Sanctuary 8,600 is identical to site 8,600
Harike Lake Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 4,100 unknown 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Harike Lake Bird Sanctuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/04/2020.