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Location Sri Lanka, North
Central coordinates 80o 2.00' East  8o 51.00' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 2,500 ha
Altitude 40 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka (Affiliate)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope winter  2004  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus resident  2004  unknown  A4i  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Yoda Weva (or Giants Tank) Sanctuary 4,330 protected area contains site 2,500  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Artificial wetlands  -
Forest Thorn forest (tropical)  -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Giants Tank. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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