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Location Myanmar, Kachin
Central coordinates 96o 0.00' East  26o 11.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 615,000 ha
Altitude 150 - 1,200m
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 
White-winged Duck Asarcornis scutulata resident  2004  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis resident  2004  present  A1, A4i  Critically Endangered 
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis non-breeding  2004  present  A1, A4i  Near Threatened 
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis non-breeding  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Masked Finfoot Heliopais personatus resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bumhpabum Wildlife Sanctuary 186,221 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Hukaung Valley Wildlife Sanctuary 645,946 protected area contains site 615,000  
Nam Lang Designation Not Known 209,175 protected area overlaps with site 135,955  


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

Protection status Status area: Wildlife Sanctuary645946 ha area protected

References WCS report. Group discussion at WCS Dec 200. Waterbird count from rivers around Tanai Joost van der Ven 2000/2001 report Jonathan Eames (?)

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Hukaung Valley. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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