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Location Myanmar
Central coordinates 92o 44.05' East  20o 14.59' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 1,107 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
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus non-breeding  2008-2012  max 1,400 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea non-breeding  2008-2012  max 35 individuals  A1, A4i  Critically Endangered 
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer non-breeding  2009-2012  3-5 individuals  A1  Endangered 

IBA Monitoring

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

Climate change and severe weather storms and floods likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance war, civil unrest and military exercises past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

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 35 20 individuals 58 unfavourable
Rynchops albicollis Indian Skimmer 24 27 individuals 100 favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  medium 

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nantha Island. Downloaded from on 31/01/2015

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