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Location India, Manipur
Central coordinates 93o 17.48' East  24o 50.75' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 19,800 ha
Altitude 80 - 500m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bombay Natural History Society

Site description This site is located between the rivers Jiri and Makru, both tributaries of the Barak river near the Assam-Manipur border. It lies partly in Imphal East (Jiribam Sub-division) district and partly in Tamenglong district. The terrain is hilly, being part of the West Manipur Hills. Tropical Wet Evergreen and Semi-evergreen Forest dominate (A.U. Choudhury pers. comm. 2003). This site is important for forest birds.

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 
White-winged Duck Asarcornis scutulata resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Jiri - Makru Wildlife Sanctuary 19,800 is identical to site 19,800  


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

Land use

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

Acknowledgements Key contributor: Anwaruddin Choudhury.


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

Choudhury, A. U. (2002) Distribution and Conservation of the Gaur Bos gaurus in the Indian Subcontinent. Mammal Review 32(3): 199-226.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jiri - Makru Wildlife Sanctuary. Downloaded from on 02/10/2014

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