Lawachara / West Bhanugach Reserved Forest

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Pale-capped Pigeon Columba punicea VU resident 2004 present A1, A3
White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis CR non-breeding 2004 unknown A1
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola VU winter 2004 present A1
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis CR non-breeding 2004 present A1
Marsh Babbler Pellorneum palustre VU resident 2004 present A1

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Lawachara National Park 1,250 protected area overlaps with site 900


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Lowland evergreen rain forest (tropical), Semi-evergreen rain forest (tropical) -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lawachara / West Bhanugach Reserved Forest. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.