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Location India, Manipur
Central coordinates 93o 31.85' East  25o 4.32' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 11,580 ha
Altitude 1,000 - 1,800m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bombay Natural History Society

Site description Bunning Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Tamei subdivision in Tamenglong district, and is part of the Barail Range. The Barak river flows near the Sanctuary. Many streams originate from the catchment areas within the Sanctuary and feed the Barak. Tropical Evergreen and Semi-evergreen Forests occur in the Sanctuary. The site is poorly known and should be given priority for a biodiversity survey.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Grey Sibia Heterophasia gracilis 2004  present  A2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bunning Wildlife Sanctuary 0 unknown 0  


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
Notes: Agriculture
forestry -
Notes: Forest

Acknowledgements Key contributors: Salam Rajesh, W Rajesh Singh, R. K. Ranjan Singh, Anwaruddin Choudhury, M. Firoz Ahmed, Kulojyoti Lahkar.


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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