Lawachara / West Bhanugach Reserved Forest

IBA Criteria

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 estimate 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: 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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap 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 (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lawachara / West Bhanugach Reserved Forest. Downloaded from on 26/06/2022.