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Location Myanmar, Bago
Central coordinates 96o 35.00' East  17o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 10,360 ha
Altitude 10 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  Critically Endangered 
Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocygna javanica winter  1990  6,328 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis non-breeding  2004  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Sarus Crane Antigone antigone 2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

IBA Monitoring

2014 high very unfavourable medium
Habitat
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - herbicides and pesticides happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - nutrient loads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Artificial - terrestrial   0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Forest   0 0 poor (40-69%) moderate (70-90%) very unfavourable
Wetlands (inland)   0 0 poor (40-69%) moderate (70-90%) very unfavourable

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90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  medium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)  
Moyingyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary 10,360 is identical to site 10,360  
Moyingyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 256 protected area contained by site 256  

Habitats

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

Protection status Site status: Bird Sanctuary10360 ha area protected

References Forest Department. AWC 1988/89 1990/91

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Moyingyi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/12/2014

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