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Location Pakistan
Central coordinates 73o 54.00' East  34o 33.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 1,000 ha
Altitude 2,000 - 3,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Cheer Pheasant Catreus wallichii resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Western Tragopan Tragopan melanocephalus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Kashmir Flycatcher Ficedula subrubra breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Salkhala Wildlife Sanctuary 810 protected area contained by site 810  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Thorn forest (tropical)  -
Grassland   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Salkala Wildlife Sanctuary. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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