NP023
Shey-Phoksundo National Park


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Hill Partridge Arborophila torqueola LC resident 2004 present A3
Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis LC resident 1989 present A3
Tibetan Snowcock Tetraogallus tibetanus LC resident 1989 present A3
Himalayan Monal Lophophorus impejanus LC resident 1989 present A3
Blood Pheasant Ithaginis cruentus LC resident 2004 present A3
Tibetan Partridge Perdix hodgsoniae LC resident 1989 present A3
Snow Pigeon Columba leuconota LC resident 1989 present A3
Speckled Woodpigeon Columba hodgsonii LC resident 2004 present A3
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola VU breeding 2004 rare A1
Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis NT resident 2004 present A3
Himalayan Woodpecker Dendrocopos himalayensis LC resident 2004 present A3
Green Shrike-babbler Pteruthius xanthochlorus LC resident 2004 present A3
Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus LC breeding 1989 present A3
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 1989 present A3
Coal Tit Periparus ater LC unknown 1989 present A3
Rufous-naped Tit Periparus rufonuchalis LC resident 1989 present A3
Rufous-vented Tit Periparus rubidiventris LC resident 1989 present A3
Grey-crested Tit Lophophanes dichrous LC resident 2004 present A3
Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus LC resident 2004 present A3
Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher LC breeding 2004 present A3
Ashy-throated Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis LC breeding 2004 present A3
Tickell's Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus affinis LC breeding 1989 present A3
Large-billed Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris LC breeding 2004 present A3
Grey-sided Bush-warbler Cettia brunnifrons LC breeding 1989 present A3
White-throated Tit Aegithalos niveogularis LC resident 2004 common A2
White-browed Fulvetta Fulvetta vinipectus LC resident 1989 present A3
Spotted Laughingthrush Garrulax ocellatus LC resident 2004 present A3
White-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax albogularis LC unknown 2004 present A3
Streaked Laughingthrush Trochalopteron lineatum LC resident 1989 present A3
Variegated Laughingthrush Trochalopteron variegatum LC resident 1989 present A3
Bar-tailed Treecreeper Certhia himalayana LC resident 1989 present A3
Kashmir Nuthatch Sitta cashmirensis LC resident 2004 uncommon A2
White-tailed Nuthatch Sitta himalayensis LC resident 2004 present A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 2004 present A3
White-collared Blackbird Turdus albocinctus LC resident 2004 present A3
Indian Blue Robin Larvivora brunnea LC breeding 2004 present A3
White-bellied Redstart Hodgsonius phaenicuroides LC breeding 1989 present A3
Calliope pectoralis NR breeding 2004 present A3
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata LC breeding 2004 present A3
Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris LC breeding 2004 present A3
Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Ficedula ruficauda LC breeding 2004 present A3
Blue-capped Redstart Phoenicurus coeruleocephala LC breeding 1989 present A3
White-throated Redstart Phoenicurus schisticeps LC resident 1989 present A3
Hodgson's Redstart Phoenicurus hodgsoni LC winter 2004 present A3
Altai Accentor Prunella himalayana LC winter 2004 present A3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC resident 1989 present A3
Robin Accentor Prunella rubeculoides LC resident 1989 present A3
Rufous-breasted Accentor Prunella strophiata LC resident 2004 present A3
Brown Accentor Prunella fulvescens LC resident 1989 present A3
Plain-backed Snowfinch Pyrgilauda blanfordi LC resident 2004 present A3
Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus LC breeding 1989 present A3
White-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas carnipes LC resident 1989 present A3
Beautiful Rosefinch Carpodacus pulcherrimus LC resident 1989 present A3
Pink-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus rodochroa LC resident 2004 present A3
Streaked Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilloides LC breeding 1989 present A3
Red-fronted Rosefinch Carpodacus puniceus LC resident 1989 present A3
Crimson-browed Finch Carpodacus subhimachalus LC resident 2004 present A3
Pyrrhula nipalensis NR resident 2004 present A3
Brandt's Mountain-finch Leucosticte brandti LC resident 1989 present 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)
2011 high unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

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 majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

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%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Grassland 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
शे–फोक्सुण्डो राष्ट्रिय निकुञ्ज National Park 355,500 is identical to site 355,500
शे–फोक्सुण्डो मध्यवर्ती क्षेत्र National Park - Buffer Zone 134,900 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Phoksundo Lake Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 494 protected area contained by site 494

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial -
Forest -
Grassland -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shey-Phoksundo National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/10/2019.