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Location India, Nagaland
Central coordinates 93o 26.48' East  25o 34.95' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 20,202 ha
Altitude 100 - 1,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bombay Natural History Society

Site description Intanki was declared as a Reserve Forest in May 7, 1923, and later adjoining forest patches were added in July 18, 1927. However, the first working plan was implemented during 1963- 64. Earlier, selective felling was carried out between Monglu and Intanki rivers. But in 1975, when the area was declared a sanctuary, this was stopped. Thereafter, more forest roads, artificial salt licks and camps for protection were created. In 1995, the Government of Nagaland upgraded it to a National Park. The northern part of Intanki is a low rainfall zone of the northeast. Intanki is contiguous with Dhansiri Reserve Forest of Assam (Karbi Anglong) to the north. The Dhansiri River marks the boundary between these two areas. Many rivers and streams intersect the Park, among them Monglu, Intanki and Duilong are the major tributaries of Dhansiri river. The terrain is undulating and hilly, with bamboo groves. The Range Office is located about 40 km from Dimapur. The forest is tropical semi-evergreen and tropical moist deciduous type.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-winged Duck Asarcornis scutulata resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis resident  2004  present  A1, A3  Vulnerable 
Grey Sibia Heterophasia gracilis 2004  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Intanki National Park 20,202 is identical to site 20,202  


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
Notes: Agriculture
forestry -
Notes: Forestry
nature conservation and research -
Notes: Nature reserve

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. (1998) Dhansiri Tiger Reserve, revised proposal. The Rhino Foundation for Nature in NE India, Guwahati. 29 pp + map.

Choudhury, A. U. (2001) Some bird records from Nagaland, north-east India. Forktail 17: 91-103.

Hume, A. O. (1890) Nests and eggs of Indian Birds. Ed. E. W. Oates) Vol. III, R. H. Porter, London.

Hutchinson, T. C. (1946) The White-winged Wood Duck Asarcornis scutulatus (Muller). J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 46: 402-403.

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