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Nandi Hills


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
Nilgiri Woodpigeon Columba elphinstonii VU resident 2004 present A1, A2
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis CR non-breeding 2004 present A1, A3
Indian Vulture Gyps indicus CR non-breeding 2004 present A1
Yellow-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus xantholaemus VU resident 2004 present A1, 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)
2014 favourable very high low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset good

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Forest 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - unspecified species happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

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)
tourism/recreation -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Nandi Hills. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/nandi-hills-iba-india on 23/02/2024.