CH017
Pre-alpine region of Gurnigel


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC resident 1996 100-200 breeding pairs B2
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus LC breeding 1996 30-60 breeding pairs B2
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 1996 60-100 breeding pairs A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 1996 uncommon A3
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus LC breeding 1996 900-1,500 breeding pairs B3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC resident 1996 20-60 breeding pairs A3
Serinus citrinella NR breeding 1996 300 breeding pairs A3, B3

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)
2018 high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes 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 happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - herbicides and pesticides happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Winteregg Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 2 protected area contained by site 0
Weiher ob Ottenleuebad Bundesinventar der Amphibienlaichgebiete von nationaler Bedeutung 2 protected area contained by site 0
Weiher Hinter Richisalp Bundesinventar der Amphibienlaichgebiete von nationaler Bedeutung 4 protected area contained by site 0
Walenhütten/Lauchboden Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 17 protected area contained by site 16
Waachli Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 36 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vorderstocke Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 12 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vordere Walop Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 2 protected area contained by site 0
Sunnig Riprächte Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 44 protected area contained by site 0
Stockefeld Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 1 protected area contained by site 0
Stierenmoos/Im lätzen Hengst Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 60 protected area contained by site 60
Stierenberg/Alp Brändli Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 29 protected area contained by site 29
Stierehütte Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 6 protected area contained by site 0
Steinig Nacki Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 28 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sortel/Althuser Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 59 protected area contained by site 52
Sortel Bundesinventar der Hoch- und Übergangsmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 0 protected area contained by site 3
Selital Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 30 protected area contained by site 31
Selibüel Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 17 protected area contained by site 19
Selenen Bundesinventar der Hoch- und Übergangsmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 3 protected area contained by site 7
Seeberg Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 8 protected area contained by site 0
Schwarzwasser/Bärgli Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 24 protected area contained by site 25
Schwarzenbühl/Fettbeder Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 44 protected area contained by site 42
Schwändlibachgraben Bundesinventar der Hoch- und Übergangsmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 0 protected area contained by site 1
Schnägge Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 2 protected area contained by site 0
Schleifgraben Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 35 protected area contained by site 25
Schildbergli Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 2 protected area contained by site 0
Schalenberg Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 19 protected area contained by site 16
Schalenberg Bundesinventar der Hoch- und Übergangsmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 3 protected area contained by site 7
Ruuschi/Magerbad Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 41 protected area contained by site 41
Rüdli Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 3 protected area contained by site 0
Rotmoos Bundesinventar der Hoch- und Übergangsmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 2 protected area contained by site 2
Rotenbach Bundesinventar der Auengebiete von nationaler Bedeutung 18 protected area contained by site 18
Ritzbode Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 4 protected area contained by site 0
Ramsli Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 3 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pfaffli Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 2 protected area contained by site 0
Oberi Milke Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 2 protected area contained by site 0
Muscherensense Bundesinventar der Auengebiete von nationaler Bedeutung 8 protected area contained by site 8
Mürder Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 3 protected area contained by site 0
Moore südlich Ottenleuebad Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 27 protected area contained by site 24
Moor westlich Wissenbach/Gurnigel Bundesinventar der Hoch- und Übergangsmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 2 protected area overlaps with site 3
Moor westl. Wissenbach/Gurnigel Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 105 protected area contained by site 104
Moor östlich Wissenbach/Gurnigel Bundesinventar der Hoch- und Übergangsmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 0 protected area contained by site 1
Mittelweid Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 56 protected area contained by site 0
Mittelberg Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 9 protected area contained by site 0
Lischboden Bundesinventar der Hoch- und Übergangsmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 1 protected area contained by site 6
Leitereweideni Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 8 protected area contained by site 0
Ladengrat/Stäckhüttenberg Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 96 protected area contained by site 82
Ladengrat Bundesinventar der Hoch- und Übergangsmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 0 protected area contained by site 3
Kalte Sense Bundesinventar der Auengebiete von nationaler Bedeutung 51 protected area overlaps with site 47
Jäggeli Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 2 protected area contained by site 0
Horbüelallmid/Schwantenbüelallmid Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 64 protected area contained by site 64
Hintere Walop Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 10 protected area contained by site 0
Hinderstocke Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 4 protected area contained by site 0
Hinderi Richisalp Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 4 protected area contained by site 0
Hengst Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 4 protected area contained by site 0
Gurnigel/Gantrisch Mire Landscapes of National Importance 4,502 protected area contained by site 4,502
Gsäss Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 9 protected area overlaps with site 0
Grossfischbächen Bundesinventar der Hoch- und Übergangsmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 1 protected area contained by site 3
Grencheberg Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 18 protected area contained by site 0
Flüeberg Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 5 protected area overlaps with site 0
Fischbächen Weiher Bundesinventar der Amphibienlaichgebiete von nationaler Bedeutung 3 protected area contained by site 0
Fischbächen Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 52 protected area contained by site 31
Dürrentännli Bundesinventar der Hoch- und Übergangsmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 0 protected area contained by site 2
Dürrentännli Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 1 protected area contained by site 1
Chuelouenen Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 31 protected area contained by site 0
Chueberg/Schwändli Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 20 protected area contained by site 21
Chirschigrabe Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 4 protected area contained by site 0
Cheibehore Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 2 protected area contained by site 0
Chatz u Mus Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 3 protected area contained by site 0
Baachegg Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 4 protected area contained by site 0
Alplige Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 4 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs, Scree & boulders -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs, Raised bogs, Rivers and streams, Standing freshwater -
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas, Urban parks and gardens -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
military -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pre-alpine region of Gurnigel. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2020.