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Location India, Arunachal Pradesh
Central coordinates 94o 45.93' East  28o 32.45' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 48,300 ha
Altitude 750 - 3,064m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bombay Natural History Society

Site description Mouling NP is located in the Adi Hills of the Eastern Himalayas, adjoining the Siang River Valley. The area is c. 175 km away from Pasighat, the district headquarters. The headquarters of this Park is located at Jengging. The terrain is wholly rugged and mountainous, and the Siang river is an imposing feature of the landscape, carving through high, rugged mountains. The steep slopes are well drained by a number of streams flowing swiftly down to the deep valley of Siang. The entire Park is intersected with numerous rivers and rivulets which ultimately join the Siyum and Siang rivers. These two rivers flow from the east to the southwest side of the area. Other important rivers are Siring, Subong, Krobong and Semong, which originate from the Park. The forests of the area can be divided into the following categories: Tropical Evergreen, Tropical Semi-evergreen, Sub-tropical and Temperate Broadleaf, Bamboo brakes and secondary forest.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Chestnut-breasted Partridge Arborophila mandellii resident  2004  present  A1, A2  Vulnerable 
Blyth's Tragopan Tragopan blythii resident  2004  present  A1, A2  Vulnerable 
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Yellow-vented Warbler Phylloscopus cantator 2004  present  A2  Least Concern 
Broad-billed Warbler Tickellia hodgsoni 2004  present  A2  Least Concern 
Blackish-breasted Babbler Sphenocichla humei resident  2004  present  A2  Near Threatened 
Rufous-throated Wren-babbler Spelaeornis caudatus resident  2004  present  A2  Near Threatened 
Beautiful Sibia Heterophasia pulchella 2004  present  A2  Least Concern 
White-naped Yuhina Yuhina bakeri 2004  present  A2  Least Concern 
Beautiful Nuthatch Sitta formosa resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Rusty-bellied Shortwing Brachypteryx hyperythra resident  2004  present  A1, A2  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Mouling National Park 48,300 is identical to site 48,300  


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

Acknowledgements Key contributors: Kulojyoti Lahkar, K. Haridasan and A. Birand.


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