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Wynaad Wildlife Sanctuary


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
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola VU winter 2004 present A1
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis CR non-breeding 2004 present A1
Indian Vulture Gyps indicus CR non-breeding 2004 present A1
Malabar Grey Hornbill Ocyceros griseus LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 2004 present A1
Malabar Parakeet Psittacula columboides LC resident 2004 present A2, A3
White-naped Tit Machlolophus nuchalis VU resident 2004 present A1
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
Garrulax cachinnans NR resident 2004 present A1, A2, A3
Garrulax jerdoni NR resident 2004 present A2, A3
Crimson-backed Sunbird Leptocoma minima LC 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)
2003 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
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%) slow but significant deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe 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
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wayanad Sanctuary 34,444 is identical to site 34,444
Nilgiri UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 552,000 protected area contains site 34,444

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland -
Artificial - terrestrial -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wynaad Wildlife Sanctuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/11/2019.