Malamvayam lagoon

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
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC passage 1997 5,500 individuals A4i
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1997 300-500 individuals A4i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1997 10,000 individuals A4i
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 1997 30-50 individuals A1, A4i
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus VU resident 1997 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)
Laguna kazarok Zakaznik 17,000 protected area overlaps with site 17,000


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Permanent swamps -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Intertidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Malamvayam lagoon. Downloaded from on 08/12/2023.