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Location Myanmar
Central coordinates 96o 56.20' East  17o 1.17' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 110,000 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2013

Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (Affiliate)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala resident  2008-2012  140 individuals  A4i  Near Threatened 
Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus resident  2008-2012  150-300 individuals  A4i  Near Threatened 
Charadrius alexandrinus non-breeding  2008-2012  10,000-20,000 individuals  A4i  Not Recognised 
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva non-breeding  2008-2012  8,000-10,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Lesser Sandplover Charadrius mongolus non-breeding  2008-2012  20,000-40,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea non-breeding  2010  74-180 individuals  medium  A1, A4i  Critically Endangered 
Common Redshank Tringa totanus non-breeding  2008-2012  4,500-8,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa non-breeding  2008-2012  3,500-5,000 individuals  A4i  Near Threatened 
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata non-breeding  2008-2012  2,200-4,000 individuals  A4i  Near Threatened 
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus non-breeding  2008-2012  1,400-2,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia non-breeding  2008-2012  1,800-3,500 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer non-breeding  2009-2011  117 individuals  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris non-breeding  2009  456 individuals  A1  Endangered 
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis non-breeding  2008-2012  7,000-12,000 individuals  A4i  Near Threatened 
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea non-breeding  2008-2012  7,000-12,000 individuals  A4i  Near Threatened 
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus non-breeding  2008-2012  4,000-5,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2014 very high very unfavourable medium
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Pollution industrial & military effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Forest   0 0 poor (40-69%) moderate (70-90%) very unfavourable
Marine Intertidal   0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable

Calidris pygmaea Spoon-billed Sandpiper 74 50 individuals 68 unfavourable
Tringa guttifer Spotted Greenshank 117 10 individuals 9 very unfavourable
Calidris tenuirostris Great Knot 456 2 individuals 1 very unfavourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented  medium 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal   major
Forest Mangrove forest (tropical)  -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal   -
Marine Neritic (Nearshore Shelf)   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Gulf of Mottama. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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