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Khangchendzonga National Park and Biosphere Reserve


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2004 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri CR winter 2004 present A1
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus EN resident 2004 present A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 2002 present A1
Yellow-vented Warbler Phylloscopus cantator LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Black-breasted Parrotbill Paradoxornis flavirostris VU resident 2004 present A1
White-naped Yuhina Yuhina bakeri LC resident 2003 present A2, A3
Hoary-throated Barwing Sibia nipalensis LC resident 2003 present A2, A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2004).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2003 not assessed high not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset good

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
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 happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Geological events avalanches/landslides happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other 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 - named species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Khangchendzonga National Park World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 178,400 protected area overlaps with site 0
Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Khangchendzonga National Park 178,400 protected area overlaps with site 84,950

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
military -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Khangchendzonga National Park and Biosphere Reserve. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/khangchendzonga-national-park-and-biosphere-reserve-iba-india on 26/02/2024.