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Location Myanmar, Shan
Central coordinates 96o 55.00' East  20o 37.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 64,232 ha
Altitude 900 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
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Critically Endangered 
Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocygna javanica winter  1994  8,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis non-breeding  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Sarus Crane Antigone antigone 2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Inlay Lake (or Inlay Wetland) Sanctuary 64,232 is identical to site 64,232  
Inlay Lake Wildlife Sanctuary ASEAN Heritage 64,232 is identical to site 64,232  


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

Protection status Status area: Bird Sanctuary64232 ha area protected

References Thet Tun and Sayer 1983. Scott 1989. AWC 1987/88 1994/95. FD/WBSJ wetland survey

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

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