Loktak Lake

IBA Justification

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).

IBA Protection

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

Recommended citation
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.