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Silent Valley National Park


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Nilgiri Woodpigeon Columba elphinstonii VU resident 2004 present A1, A2, A3
Malabar Grey Hornbill Ocyceros griseus LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Malabar Parakeet Psittacula columboides LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
White-bellied Treepie Dendrocitta leucogastra LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Broad-tailed Grassbird Schoenicola platyurus VU resident 2004 present A1, A2
Grey-headed Bulbul Brachypodius priocephalus NT resident 2004 present A2, A3
Rufous Babbler Argya subrufa LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Wynaad Laughingthrush Garrulax delesserti LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Garrulax cachinnans NR resident 2004 present A1, A2, A3
Garrulax jerdoni NR resident 2004 present A2, A3
Nilgiri Flycatcher Eumyias albicaudatus LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
White-bellied Blue-flycatcher Cyornis pallidipes LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Brachypteryx major NR resident 2004 present A1, A2, A3
Black-and-orange Flycatcher Ficedula nigrorufa LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Crimson-backed Sunbird Leptocoma minima LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Nilgiri Pipit Anthus nilghiriensis VU resident 2004 present A2, 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)
2013 low favourable high
Was the whole site covered? No 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 annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming 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 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Western Ghats World Heritage Site 795,315 protected area contains site 8,952
Silent Valley National Park 8,952 is identical to site 8,952

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Grassland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Silent Valley National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2019.