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Laokhowa and Burhachapori Sanctuaries


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
Swamp Francolin Ortygornis gularis VU resident 2002 present A1
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri CR winter 2004 present A1
Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis CR resident 2002 present A1
Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius NT breeding 2004 present A1
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus NT resident 2002 present A1
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer EN winter 2004 present A1
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis CR non-breeding 2002 present A1
Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris CR non-breeding 2002 present A1
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU winter 2002 present A1
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus EN resident 2002 present A1
Marsh Babbler Pellorneum palustre VU resident 2004 present A1, A2

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


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2003 not assessed high not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset good

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - soil erosion, sedimentation happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Lawkhowa Sanctuary 7,011 protected area overlaps with site 7,011
Burachapori Sanctuary 4,406 protected area contained by site 4,406

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Laokhowa and Burhachapori Sanctuaries. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/laokhowa-and-burhachapori-sanctuaries-iba-india on 27/02/2024.