|Central coordinates||94o 39.00' East 27o 40.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||120 - 1,500m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description This little known Sanctuary lies close to the Assam-Arunachal border and can be approached from Likabali on the way to Along, the district headquarters. A large number of streams and small rivers intersect the Sanctuary; the River Siji forms the western boundary of the area. The terrain is mainly hilly, with steep to gentle slopes that are covered by dense vegetation. Access to the interior of the Sanctuary is limited due to lack of roads, and so the forest especially the interior is untouched and pristine. The forest is a heterogeneous mixture of evergreen and semi-evergreen species. Bamboo forms a dense under-storey.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|White-winged Duck Cairina scutulata||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Broad-billed Warbler Tickellia hodgsoni||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Beautiful Sibia Heterophasia pulchella||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Kane||Sanctuary||5,500||is identical to site||5,500|
Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Acknowledgements Key contributors: Suresh Kumar, Bharat Bhushan Bhatt and Anwaruddin Choudhury.
BirdLife International (2001) Threatened Birds of Asia: The BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.
Kumar, R. S. (2003) A report on a few selected Important Bird Areas of Arunachal Pradesh. Submitted to the IBCN-BNHS, Mumbai (Unpublished).
Stattersfield, A. J., Crosby, M. J., Long, A. J. and Wege, D. C. (1998) Endemic Bird Areas of the World: Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation. BirdLife Conservation Series No. 7. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.
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