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Nawalparasi forests


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus VU non-breeding 2004 uncommon A1
Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus CR non-breeding 2004 uncommon A1
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis CR breeding 2002-2003 71 nests A1
Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris CR non-breeding 2004 uncommon A1
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT winter 2002 unknown A1
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU winter 2004 present A1
Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola CR winter 2004 unknown 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2011 very high very unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Gyps bengalensis White-rumped Vulture 71 6 nests 9 very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Gosaikunda and Associated Lakes Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,030 protected area contained by site 1,030

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nawalparasi forests. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/01/2022.