IN086
Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary


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
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri CR winter 2004 present A1
Sarus Crane Grus antigone VU resident 2004 present A1
Lesser Florican Sypheotides indicus CR resident 2004 present A1
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 2004 present A1
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis NT resident 2004 present A1
Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis EN 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

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)
2013 medium not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? No 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 likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium

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

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Gir Sanctuary 115,342 is identical to site 115,342
Gir National Park 25,871 protected area contained by site 25,871

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/06/2022.