Gulf of Mottama This is an IBA in danger! 

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2013

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala NT resident 2008-2012 140 individuals A4i
Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus NT resident 2008-2012 150-300 individuals A4i
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva LC non-breeding 2008-2012 8,000-10,000 individuals A4i
Lesser Sandplover Charadrius mongolus LC non-breeding 2008-2012 20,000-40,000 individuals A4i
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC non-breeding 2008-2012 10,000-20,000 individuals A4i
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT non-breeding 2008-2012 2,200-4,000 individuals A4i
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT non-breeding 2008-2012 3,500-5,000 individuals A4i
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris EN non-breeding 2009 456 individuals A1
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus LC non-breeding 2008-2012 4,000-5,000 individuals A4i
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea NT non-breeding 2008-2012 7,000-12,000 individuals A4i
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea CR non-breeding 2010 74-180 individuals A1, A4i
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis NT non-breeding 2008-2012 7,000-12,000 individuals A4i
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus LC non-breeding 2008-2012 1,400-2,000 individuals A4i
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia LC non-breeding 2008-2012 1,800-3,500 individuals A4i
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC non-breeding 2008-2012 4,500-8,000 individuals A4i
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer EN non-breeding 2009-2011 117 individuals A1, A4i

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 very high not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
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
Geological events avalanches/landslides happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Gulf of Mottama Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 42,500 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Neritic -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gulf of Mottama. Downloaded from on 19/08/2022.