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Location Bhutan, Sarpang,Shemgang,Tongsa,Tsirang,Wangdi Phodrang
Central coordinates 90o 22.00' East  27o 14.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 130,000 ha
Altitude 1,500 - 4,925m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Grey-crowned Prinia Prinia cinereocapilla resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Beautiful Nuthatch Sitta formosa resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park 173,022 protected area contains site 130,000  
Royal Manas National Park 102,284 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Montane broadleaf evergreen forest (mont temp); Montane coniferous forest (mont temp/subtrop); Pine forest (subtropical)  -
Grassland Alpine and subalpine grassland  -
Shrubland Subalpine and alpine scrub  -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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