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Location Myanmar, Kachin
Central coordinates 96o 20.00' East  25o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 90,000 ha
Altitude 170 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (Affiliate)



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Green Peafowl Pavo muticus resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri winter  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Greylag Goose Anser anser unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis non-breeding  2004  present  A1, A4i  Near Threatened 
Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster resident  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis non-breeding  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Sarus Crane Antigone antigone 2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

IBA Monitoring

2013 high near favourable medium
Habitat
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution industrial & military effluents - seepage from mining happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Forest   0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable

Leptoptilos javanicus Lesser Adjutant 1 1 individuals 100 not assessed
Gyps bengalensis White-rumped Vulture 20 20 individuals 100 not assessed
Gyps tenuirostris Slender-billed Vulture 9 9 individuals 100 not assessed
Haliaeetus leucoryphus Pallas's Fish-eagle 2 2 individuals 100 not assessed
Antigone antigone Sarus Crane 2 2 individuals 100 not assessed

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  medium 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary 77,524 protected area contained by site 77,524  
Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary ASEAN Heritage 77,524 protected area contained by site 77,524  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   -
Wetlands (inland)   -

Protection status Status area: Bird Sanctuary.77524 ha area protected.

References Joost van der Ven 2000/2001 report. Scott 1989 Group discussion at WCS Dec 2001 The records in Jan 2003 were all from the wetland surevy team (Joost van der Ven, Simba Chan, Thein Aung and others)

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary and surroundings. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/12/2014

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