IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis LC resident 2000-2006 10-12 breeding pairs A3
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT passage 2000-2006 50-60 individuals A1
Ibisbill Ibidorhyncha struthersii LC resident 2000-2006 3-4 breeding pairs A3
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT resident 2000-2006 2-7 breeding pairs A1
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus EN passage 2000-2006 15-20 individuals A1
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2000-2006 40-60 individuals A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN resident 2000-2006 2-6 breeding pairs A1
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 2000-2006 100-200 breeding pairs A3
Hume's Lark Calandrella acutirostris LC breeding 2000-2006 50-60 individuals A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 2000-2006 8-10 individuals A3
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus LC breeding 2000-2006 10-12 breeding pairs A3
Altai Accentor Prunella himalayana LC breeding 2000-2005 8-9 individuals A3
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis LC breeding 2000-2006 70-80 individuals A3
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta LC breeding 2000-2005 10-12 individuals A3
Eurasian Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguineus LC breeding 2000-2006 50-60 individuals A3
Plain Mountain-finch Leucosticte nemoricola LC breeding 2000-2006 120-125 individuals A3
Red-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus LC breeding 2000-2006 20-25 breeding pairs A3

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? yes Condition (state) assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

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
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - agro-industry plantations happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at the site (response)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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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 -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land-use classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ishkashim. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.