IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1994

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Pale Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne obsoleta LC resident 1977 common A3
White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis LC resident 1977 abundant A3
Striolated Bunting Emberiza striolata LC resident 1977 frequent 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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Geno UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 27,500 protected area overlaps with site 27,500
Geno Protected Area 44,598 is identical to site 44,598


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Geno. Downloaded from on 20/03/2023.