KZ116
Paradise Valley mountain plateau


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia LC breeding 2007 4-10 breeding pairs A3
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus LC breeding 2007 2-4 breeding pairs A3
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2007 50-249 individuals A1
Solitary Snipe Gallinago solitaria LC breeding 2007 2-4 breeding pairs A3
Swinhoe's Snipe Gallinago megala LC breeding 2007 2-6 breeding pairs A3
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus LC breeding 2007 < 50 individuals A3
Northern Hawk-owl Surnia ulula LC breeding 2007 < 50 individuals A3
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus LC breeding 2007 < 50 individuals A3
Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus LC breeding 2007 < 50 individuals A3
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN passage 2007 2 individuals A1
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC breeding 2007 50-249 individuals A3
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus LC breeding 2007 50-249 individuals A3
Siberian Tit Poecile cinctus LC breeding 2007 250-999 individuals A3
Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus LC breeding 2005 50-249 individuals A3
Siberian Blue Robin Larvivora cyane LC breeding 2007 < 50 individuals A3
Altai Accentor Prunella himalayana LC breeding 2007 50-249 individuals A3
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla LC breeding 2007 50-249 individuals A3
Plain Mountain-finch Leucosticte nemoricola LC breeding 2007 250-999 individuals 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)
2007 high near favourable not assessed
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
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather temperature extremes happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Shrubland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zapadno-Altayskiy State Nature Reserve 56,104 protected area contains site 18,800

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Treeline ecotone, Native coniferous -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires & springs, Raised bogs, Rivers & streams, Standing fresh water -
Shrubland Low bushes, Scrub -
Grassland Mesophile grassland & tall grass steppe, Alpine, subalpine & boreal, Humid, Tundra -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree, boulders & bare rocky areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Paradise Valley mountain plateau. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/08/2022.