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Dharan forests


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus LC resident 2002 present A3
Sirkeer Malkoha Taccocua leschenaultii LC resident 2002 present A3
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus VU resident 2002 frequent A1, A4i
Red-naped Ibis Pseudibis papillosa LC resident 2002 present A3
Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus CR resident 2004 present A3
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis CR resident 2002 rare A1, A3
Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris CR resident 2002 rare A1, A3
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT winter 2002 uncommon A1
Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris LC resident 2002 present A3
Brown-headed Barbet Psilopogon zeylanicus LC resident 2002 present A3
Himalayan Flameback Dinopium shorii LC resident 2002 present A3
Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense LC resident 2002 present A3
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Leiopicus mahrattensis LC resident 2002 present A3
Plum-headed Parakeet Himalayapsitta cyanocephala LC resident 2002 present A3
Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus LC resident 2002 present A3
Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus LC resident 2002 present A3
White-browed Fantail Rhipidura aureola LC resident 2002 present A3
White-bellied Drongo Dicrurus caerulescens LC resident 2002 present A3
Ashy-crowned Sparrow-lark Eremopterix griseus LC resident 2002 present A3
Bengal Bushlark Mirafra assamica LC resident 2002 present A3
Yellow-vented Warbler Phylloscopus cantator LC winter 2002 rare A2
Blackish-breasted Babbler Stachyris humei NT resident 2002 rare A1, A2
Jungle Babbler Argya striata LC resident 2002 present A3
Spiny Babbler Acanthoptila nipalensis LC resident 2002 present A2
Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicatus LC resident 2002 present 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)
2011 high very unfavourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
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 some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
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 gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 poor (40-69%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

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 Some limited conservation initiatives are in place negligible
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dharan forests. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2022.