|Central coordinates||83o 0.00' East 27o 33.00' North|
|Year of IBA assessment||2005|
Site description The Nawalparasai forests lie between Bardghat to Sunwal at the base of the Siwalik Hills of the Nawalparasai district in south-central Nepal. This area is largely used for agriculture and almost all of the southern part is intensively farmed. Natural and semi-natural forests remain towards the north, along the northern section of the East West highway. These forests are managed by local communities, as community forest. The forest is mainly Sal Shorea robusta with Saj Terminalia tomentosa as the co-dominant species. In degraded areas, there are Sissoo Dalbergia sissoo plantations. Agriculture forms a significant part of the landscape. Nawalparasai has been identified as an IBA because of its important colony of White-rumped Vultures.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus||non-breeding||2004||uncommon||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga||winter||2004||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis||breeding||2002-2003||71 nests||good||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris||non-breeding||2004||uncommon||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus||non-breeding||2004||uncommon||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus||winter||2004||unknown||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola||winter||2004||unknown||-||A1||Endangered|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Gosaikunda and Associated Lakes||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||1,030||protected area contained by site||1,030|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||-|
Other biodiversity Golden Jackal Canis aureus, Indian Hare Lepus nigricollis, Bengal Fox Vulpes bengalensis have been seen. Other possible wildlife include Leopard Panthera pardus.
References Baral and Chaudhary (2003), Baral et al. (2003).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nawalparasi forests. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2014
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