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Location Myanmar, Kachin
Central coordinates 97o 7.00' East  27o 32.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3, A4i
Area 270,396 ha
Altitude 400 - 4,000m
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
Sclater's Monal Lophophorus sclateri resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Blyth's Tragopan Tragopan blythii resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis resident  2004  present  A1, A4i  Critically Endangered 
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Snowy-throated Babbler Stachyris oglei resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Beautiful Nuthatch Sitta formosa resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Rusty-bellied Shortwing Brachypteryx hyperythra resident  2004  present  A1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Hponkanrazi Wildlife Sanctuary 270,396 is identical to site 270,396  
Khakaborazi National Park 381,248 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Khakaborazi National Park ASEAN Heritage 381,246 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


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

Protection status Status area: Wildlife Sanctuary270396 ha area protected

References King et. al (2001) Birds recorded during two expeditions to northern Myanmar. Forktail 17. Group discussion at WCS office

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Hponkanrazi. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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