IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 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 Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis LC resident 2000-2006 8-10 breeding pairs A3
Goosander Mergus merganser LC resident 2000-2006 200-250 individuals A4i
Yellow-eyed Pigeon Columba eversmanni VU breeding 2000-2006 10-15 breeding pairs A1
Ibisbill Ibidorhyncha struthersii LC resident 2000-2006 2-3 breeding pairs A3
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT winter 2000-2006 4-6 individuals A1
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus EN passage 2000-2006 6-8 individuals A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2000-2006 1-2 breeding pairs A1
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 2000-2006 20-40 breeding pairs A3
Hume's Lark Calandrella acutirostris LC breeding 2000-2006 10-12 breeding pairs A3
Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus LC breeding 2000-2006 3-5 breeding pairs A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 2000-2006 5-8 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus LC breeding 2000-2006 15-20 breeding pairs A3
Altai Accentor Prunella himalayana LC breeding 2000-2006 7-9 breeding pairs A3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC breeding 2000-2006 10-15 breeding pairs A3
Brown Accentor Prunella fulvescens LC breeding 2000-2006 5-8 breeding pairs A3
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta LC breeding 2000-2006 20-30 breeding pairs A3
Red-mantled Rosefinch Carpodacus rhodochlamys LC resident 2000-2006 8-9 breeding pairs A3
Eurasian Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguineus LC resident 2000-2006 25-40 breeding pairs A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 not assessed low low
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 small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible 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
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) 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
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Даштиджум Заповедник 19,700 protected area overlaps with site 53,400


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dashtidjum. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.