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Location India, Manipur
Central coordinates 94o 34.00' East  25o 13.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 40,000 ha
Altitude 500 - 2,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bombay Natural History Society



Site description The Ango or Anko Hills lie on the Indo-Myanmar border, in the Ukhrul district, northeast of Manipur. Owing to its remoteness, the area is largely undisturbed. The local community is also inclined to give it some protection. The forests consist of Moist Subtropical and Tropical Evergreen types. The flora and fauna are poorly known, however, the Green Peafowl Pavo muticus and Rufousnecked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis, two threatened species, are reported from this site (A. U. Choudhury pers. comm. 2003).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Green Peafowl Pavo muticus resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Blyth's Tragopan Tragopan blythii resident  2004  present  A1, A2  Vulnerable 
Mrs Hume's Pheasant Syrmaticus humiae resident  2004  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Grey Sibia Heterophasia gracilis 2004  present  A2  Least Concern 

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
Notes: Forestry

Acknowledgements Key contributors: R. K. Ranjan Singh, Anwaruddin Choudhury, M. Firoz Ahmed, Salam Rajesh and T. Muivah.

References 

BirdLife International (2001) Threatened Birds of Asia: The BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, U.K.

Choudhury, A. (1997) The status of the Sumatran Rhinoceros in northeast India. Oryx 31 (2): 151-152.

Choudhury, A. U. (1998) Manipur: Biodiversity threatened. Sanctuary Asia. Vol. 18 No. 4 30-39.

Choudhury, A. U. (2000) The Birds of Assam. Gibbon Books and WWFNorth- East Regional Office, Guwahati.

Choudhury, A. U. (2002) Survey of Mrs Hume’s Pheasant in northeastern India. The Rhino Foundation for nature in North East India, Guwahati. Pp 27.

Foose, T. J. and Strien, N. J van (1998) Conservation programmes for Sumatran and Javan rhinos in Indonesia and Malaysia. Pachyderm 26: 100-115.

McGowan, P. J. K. and Garson, P. J. (1995) Pheasants: Status survey and conservation action plan 1995-1999. IUCN-The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland.

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, U.K.

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