The site was identified as important in 2016 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|
|Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocygna javanica||LC||non-breeding||2014||14,993 individuals||A4i|
|Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri||CR||winter||2015||present||A1|
|Sarus Crane Grus antigone||VU||non-breeding||2015||present||A1|
|Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus||VU||non-breeding||2015||unknown||A1|
|Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga||VU||winter||2015||present||A1|
|Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus||EN||non-breeding||2015||present||A1|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||n/a||non-breeding||2011-2014||26,800-34,356 individuals||A4iii|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2016).
|Protected area (PA)||PA designation||PA area (ha)||Relationship of PA with IBA||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)|
|Loktak Lake||Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance||26,600||protected area contains site||20,000|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Loktak Lake. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/loktak-lake-iba-india on 29/11/2023.