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Location Myanmar, Chin
Central coordinates 93o 55.00' East  21o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 72,261 ha
Altitude 1,500 - 3,200m
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
Blyth's Tragopan Tragopan blythii resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Mrs Hume's Pheasant Syrmaticus humiae resident  2004  present  A1  Near Threatened 
White-browed Nuthatch Sitta victoriae resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Nat Ma Taung National Park 72,261 is identical to site 72,261  

Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
HECA, Hill Ecosystems Conservation Association (Kanpetlet Township, Chin State, Myanmar) 2004


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

Protection status Site status: National ParkProtected area: 72261 ha

Further web sources of information 

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) species/site profile. This site has been identified as an AZE due to it containing a Critically Endangered or Endangered species with a limited range.

References Group discussion at WCS office

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

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