Western Alai, Kok-Suu river


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2010

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis LC resident 1975-1976 20-60 breeding pairs A3
Ibisbill Ibidorhyncha struthersii LC breeding 1975-1976 2-4 breeding pairs A3
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 1975-1976 1-3 breeding pairs A1
Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis NT resident 1975-1976 2-8 breeding pairs A3
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT resident 1975-1976 1-6 breeding pairs A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 1975-1976 2-10 breeding pairs A1
Hume's Lark Calandrella acutirostris LC breeding 1975-1976 unknown A3
Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus LC breeding 1975-1976 present A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 1975-1976 present A3
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus LC resident 1975-1976 present A3
Altai Accentor Prunella himalayana LC resident 1975-1976 present A3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC resident 1975-1976 present A3
Brown Accentor Prunella fulvescens LC resident 1975-1976 present A3
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta LC breeding 1975-1976 present A3
Red-mantled Rosefinch Carpodacus rhodochlamys LC resident 1975-1976 present A3
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla LC resident 1975-1976 present A3
Eurasian Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguineus LC resident 1975-1976 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)
2006 low not assessed negligible
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - small-holder plantations happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) Unknown Unknown negligible
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous, Native coniferous -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine & boreal -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - stony -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Western Alai, Kok-Suu river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/01/2022.