Hukaung Valley

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2004 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Green Peafowl Pavo muticus EN resident 2004 present A1
White-winged Duck Asarcornis scutulata EN resident 2004 present A1, A4i
Masked Finfoot Heliopais personatus CR resident 2004 present A1, A3
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus VU resident 2004 present A1
White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis CR resident 2004 present A1, A3, A4i
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis NT non-breeding 2004 present A1, A4i
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola VU winter 2004 present A1
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis CR non-breeding 2004 present A1
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis VU resident 2004 present A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2004).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Nam Lang Designation Not Known 209,175 protected area overlaps with site 135,955
Hukaung Valley W.S(Extension) Wildlife Sanctuary 666,922 protected area is adjacent to site 615,000
Hukaung Valley W.S Wildlife Sanctuary 637,137 protected area contains site 0
Hponkanrazi W.S Wildlife Sanctuary 270,395 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Bumhpabum W.S Wildlife Sanctuary 185,443 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Wetlands (inland) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Hukaung Valley. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.