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Lowland forests of South Sikkim (Melli-Baguwa-Kitam, Jorethang-Namchi, Sombarey)


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
Chestnut-breasted Partridge Arborophila mandellii VU resident 2002 present A1, A2
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis CR non-breeding 2002 present A1
Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris CR non-breeding 2002 present A1
Ward's Trogon Harpactes wardi NT resident 2002 present A2
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis VU resident 2002 present A1, A3
Grey-crowned Prinia Prinia cinereocapilla VU resident 2002 present A1, A3
Yellow-vented Warbler Phylloscopus cantator LC resident 2002 present A2, A3
Black-breasted Parrotbill Paradoxornis flavirostris VU resident 2004 present A1, A2
White-naped Yuhina Yuhina bakeri LC resident 2002 present A2, A3
Rufous-throated Wren-babbler Spelaeornis caudatus NT resident 2002 present A2
Sphenocichla humei NR resident 2002 present A2
Slender-billed Babbler Chatarrhaea longirostris VU resident 2002 present A1
Beautiful Nuthatch Sitta formosa VU resident 2002 present A1, A3
Rusty-bellied Shortwing Brachypteryx hyperythra NT resident 2002 present A1, A2

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)
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 livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - herbicides and pesticides happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

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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Habitats

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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lowland forests of South Sikkim (Melli-Baguwa-Kitam, Jorethang-Namchi, Sombarey). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/10/2019.