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Location India, Uttar Pradesh
Central coordinates 82o 20.00' East  27o 25.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4iii
Area 1,084 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bombay Natural History Society



Site description Parvati and Aranga are two connected waterbodies comprising an area of 1,084 ha.They are rainfed lakes in a deep natural depression in the Gangetic plains of the terai region. The Parvati Aranga Sanctuary was established in 1997. However, core and buffer zones have not yet been demarcated. Although no village is located in the immediate vicinity of the Sanctuary, agricultural fields have reached the edge of the wetland. According to the Forest Department, many agricultural fields have encroached on forest land. For proper management, settlement of rights and demarcation of the true boundaries of the Sanctuary are required. It is also essential to involve local people in the management of the wetland, so that both people and birds benefit. The Sanctuary lacks an interpretation centre and there are no publicity pamphlets on this important wetland. No visitor record is kept. The staff is not trained in bird watching.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Sarus Crane Antigone antigone resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Parvati Aranga Sanctuary 1,084 is identical to site 1,084  

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
Notes: Agriculture
nature conservation and research -
Notes: Nature Conservation
water management -
Notes: Water management

Acknowledgements Key contributors: V. P. Singh and K. S. Gopi Sunder.

References 

Choudhury, B. C., Kaur, J. and Gopi Sunder, K. S. (1999) Sarus Crane Count – 1999. Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. Pp 23.

Islam, M. Z. (2001) IBAs of Uttar Pradesh. Survey report. Bombay Natural History Society.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Parvati Aranga Wildlife Sanctuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/10/2014

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