Pulatkhan Gorge

IBA Criteria

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 estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis LC resident 2006-2007 1-5 individuals A3
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 2006-2007 1 individuals A1
Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis NT resident 2006-2007 1-5 individuals A3
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT breeding 2006-2007 4-8 individuals A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2006-2007 1-2 individuals A1
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 2006-2007 7-80 individuals A3
Hume's Lark Calandrella acutirostris LC breeding 2006-2007 5-10 individuals A3
Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus LC breeding 2006-2007 2-8 individuals A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC breeding 2006-2007 2-4 individuals A3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC breeding 2006-2007 3-9 individuals A3
Brown Accentor Prunella fulvescens LC breeding 2006-2007 6-12 individuals A3
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis LC breeding 2006-2007 10-40 individuals A3
Red-mantled Rosefinch Carpodacus rhodochlamys LC breeding 2006-2007 1-2 individuals A3
Eurasian Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguineus LC breeding 2006-2007 1-2 individuals A3
Plain Mountain-finch Leucosticte nemoricola LC breeding 2006-2007 1-2 individuals A3
Red-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus LC breeding 2006-2007 4-12 individuals 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 low not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes 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 small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities 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 No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ugam-Chatkal National Park 1,149,200 protected area contains site 2,323


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Low bushes -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pulatkhan Gorge. Downloaded from on 27/03/2023.