Angren Plateau This is an IBA in Danger! 

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2006 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis NT resident 2006 49 adults A3
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT resident 2006 28 adults A1
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU passage 1998 50-500 adults A1
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage 1998 100-1,000 adults A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 1998 500-3,000 adults A1, A4ii
Hume's Lark Calandrella acutirostris LC breeding 2006 7 adults A3
Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus LC breeding 2006 6 adults A3
Himalayan Rubythroat Calliope pectoralis LC breeding 2006 1 unknown A3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC breeding 2006 1 adults A3
Brown Accentor Prunella fulvescens LC breeding 2006 1 adults A3
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis LC breeding 2006 21 adults A3
Red-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus LC breeding 2006 2 adults A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2006).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2019 not assessed very high negligible
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset medium

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very 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

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Angren Plateau. Downloaded from on 09/12/2023.