|Location||India, Uttar Pradesh|
|Central coordinates||82o 20.00' East 27o 25.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4iii|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
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.
|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 area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Parvati Aranga||Sanctuary||1,084||is identical to site||1,084|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
|Notes: Nature Conservation|
|Notes: Water management|
Acknowledgements Key contributors: V. P. Singh and K. S. Gopi Sunder.
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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