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Location Myanmar, Ayeyarwaddy
Central coordinates 95o 14.00' East  16o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 1,100,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
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
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea winter  1993  11,316 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Sarus Crane Antigone antigone 2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea winter  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary 13,670 protected area contained by site 13,670  
Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary ASEAN Heritage 13,670 protected area contained by site 13,670  


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

Protection status Site status: Wildlife SanctuaryProtected area: Meinmahla Kyun (13,670 ha)

References Scott 1989. AWC 1993/94 FD/WBSJ wetland survey

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ayeyarwady Delta (including Meinmahla Kyun). Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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