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Banni Grassland and Chhari Dhand


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU winter 2004 present A1
Sarus Crane Antigone antigone VU resident 2004 present A1
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter 2004 present A4i
Asian Houbara Chlamydotis macqueenii VU winter 2004 present A1
Great Indian Bustard Ardeotis nigriceps CR resident 2004 present A1
Lesser Florican Sypheotides indicus EN resident 2004 present A1
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 2004 present A1
Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis VU non-breeding 2004 present A1
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis CR non-breeding 2004 present A1
Indian Vulture Gyps indicus CR non-breeding 2004 present A1
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU winter 2004 present A1
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU winter 2004 present A1
White-naped Tit Machlolophus nuchalis VU resident 2004 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2004 20,000 individuals A4iii

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)
2013 high favourable negligible
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
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Unknown negligible
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Kachchh Desert Sanctuary 750,622 protected area overlaps with site 0

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Chhari Dhand SSG (Centre for Desert and Ocean) 0
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Banni Grassland and Chhari Dhand. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/08/2020.