Kondara Gorge

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2006

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis LC resident 2000-2006 1-2 breeding pairs A3
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT passage 2000-2006 10-15 individuals A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN resident 2000-2006 2-3 individuals A1
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 2000-2006 15-20 breeding pairs A3
Hume's Lark Calandrella acutirostris LC breeding 2000-2006 10-15 breeding pairs A3
Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus LC breeding 2000-2006 3-4 breeding pairs A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 2000-2006 2-3 breeding pairs A3
Himalayan Rubythroat Calliope pectoralis LC breeding 2000-2006 2-3 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus LC breeding 2000-2006 3-4 breeding pairs A3
Altai Accentor Prunella himalayana LC breeding 2000-2006 4-6 breeding pairs A3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC breeding 2000-2006 5-8 breeding pairs A3
Brown Accentor Prunella fulvescens LC breeding 2000-2006 5-10 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis LC resident 2000-2006 10-15 breeding pairs A3
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta LC breeding 2000-2006 8-10 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas carnipes LC resident 2000-2006 20-30 breeding pairs A3
Red-mantled Rosefinch Carpodacus rhodochlamys LC resident 2000-2006 18-20 breeding pairs A3
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla LC resident 2000-2006 15-20 breeding pairs A3
Eurasian Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguineus LC resident 2000-2006 20-25 breeding pairs A3
Plain Mountain-finch Leucosticte nemoricola LC resident 2000-2006 10-15 breeding pairs A3
Red-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus LC breeding 2000-2006 5-6 breeding pairs A3

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)
2006 medium not assessed high
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 some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale 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 - unspecified species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

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 The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Introduced vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kondara Gorge. Downloaded from on 17/01/2021.