CH021
Central Valais between Sierre and Visp


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca NT resident 1996 60-110 breeding pairs B2
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 1996 5 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla LC breeding 1996 50 breeding pairs B2
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 1996 2-5 breeding pairs B2
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 1996 250-450 breeding pairs A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 1996 present A3
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus LC breeding 1996 300-600 breeding pairs B3
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus LC breeding 1996 100 breeding pairs B2
Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush Monticola saxatilis LC breeding 1996 40-100 breeding pairs B2
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC resident 1996 150 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis LC resident 1996 100-200 breeding pairs A3
Serinus citrinella NR breeding 1996 150-300 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)
2011 high not assessed negligible
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 annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
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 majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
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
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - herbicides and pesticides happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads 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
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wilerhorn Bundesinventar der eidgenössischen Jagdbanngebiete 3,241 protected area overlaps with site 2,967
Warbfliewildi Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 2 protected area contained by site 0
Wäng Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 7 protected area contained by site 0
Varen Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 11 protected area contained by site 0
Unneri Brich Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 15 protected area contained by site 0
Unnerfäld Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 7 protected area contained by site 0
Tschanderünu Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 1 protected area contained by site 0
Tschachtela Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 5 protected area contained by site 0
Tatz Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 1 protected area contained by site 0
Tännji Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 6 protected area contained by site 0
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 82,400 protected area overlaps with site 4,674
Stadelgufer Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 2 protected area contained by site 0
Sämsu Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 7 protected area contained by site 0
Sädol Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 15 protected area contained by site 0
Russubrunnu Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 4 protected area contained by site 0
Ritsche Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 6 protected area contained by site 0
Raron-Heidnischbiel Landscapes and Natural Monuments of National Importance 276 protected area contained by site 276
Planitschat Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 19 protected area contained by site 0
Pfynwald-Illgraben Landscapes and Natural Monuments of National Importance 5,074 protected area overlaps with site 1,100
Pfynwald-Illgraben Landscapes and Natural Monuments of National Importance 5,074 protected area overlaps with site 1,100
Pfynwald Bundesinventar der Auengebiete von nationaler Bedeutung 352 protected area contained by site 348
Pfyn West Bundesinventar der Amphibienlaichgebiete von nationaler Bedeutung 1 protected area contained by site 0
Pfyn Ost, Rosensee Bundesinventar der Amphibienlaichgebiete von nationaler Bedeutung 51 protected area contained by site 0
Pfarschong Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 30 protected area contained by site 0
Obri Matte Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 2 protected area contained by site 0
Oberwald Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 2 protected area contained by site 0
Oberu Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 3 protected area contained by site 0
Oberbann Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 4 protected area contained by site 0
Ober Rotafen Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 140 protected area contained by site 0
Niedergesteln Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 126 protected area contained by site 0
Mutt Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 5 protected area overlaps with site 2
Milljere Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 2 protected area contained by site 0
Milachra Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 2 protected area contained by site 0
Mettje Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 10 protected area contained by site 0
Mattachra Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 4 protected area contained by site 0
Lirschigrabu Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 20 protected area contained by site 0
Lipbode Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 11 protected area contained by site 0
Leukerbad Bundesinventar der eidgenössischen Jagdbanngebiete 4,163 protected area overlaps with site 2,927
Lengmüra Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 12 protected area contained by site 0
Leiggern Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 10 protected area contained by site 0
Jegisand Federal Inventory of Alluvial Zones of National Importance 15 protected area contained by site 0
Hubil Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 1 protected area contained by site 0
Heidnischbiel Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 10 protected area contained by site 0
Haselleen Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 9 protected area contained by site 0
Gurru Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 3 protected area contained by site 0
Groggrü Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 9 protected area contained by site 0
Giblatt Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 7 protected area contained by site 0
Finges Smaragd-Gebiete 2,046 protected area overlaps with site 0
Faldumalp Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 6 protected area contained by site 0
Erschmatt Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 50 protected area contained by site 0
Eggen Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 3 protected area contained by site 0
Dorbu Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 19 protected area contained by site 0
Chumma Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 2 protected area contained by site 0
Chleis Bärgji Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 4 protected area contained by site 0
Châteaunie Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 16 protected area contained by site 0
Chalchofe Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 35 protected area contained by site 0
Bodma Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 13 protected area contained by site 0
Blatte Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 152 protected area contained by site 0
Blatt Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 4 protected area contained by site 0
Blagghalde Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 1 protected area contained by site 0
Biela Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 4 protected area contained by site 0
Berner Hochalpen und Aletsch - Bietschhorn - Gebiet Landscapes and Natural Monuments of National Importance 47,306 protected area overlaps with site 7,294
Bergji-Platten Landscapes and Natural Monuments of National Importance 275 protected area contained by site 275
Bergji-Platten Landscapes and Natural Monuments of National Importance 275 protected area contained by site 275
Bärde Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 16 protected area contained by site 0
Balme Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 3 protected area contained by site 0
Alpjuhorn Bundesinventar der eidgenössischen Jagdbanngebiete 5,789 protected area overlaps with site 2,088

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest, Treeline ecotone -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs, Scree & boulders -
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban parks and gardens, Other urban and industrial areas -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs, Rivers and streams, Standing freshwater -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
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: Central Valais between Sierre and Visp. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.