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Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve (National Park)


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
Swamp Francolin Francolinus gularis VU resident 2004 present A1
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri CR winter 2004 present A1
Masked Finfoot Heliopais personatus EN resident 2004 present A1
Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius EN non-breeding 2004 present A1
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus VU resident 2004 present A1
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea CR winter 2004 present A1
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU winter 2004 present A1
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus EN 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2012 low favourable 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
No known threats no known threats happening now whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sunderban UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 963,000 protected area contains site 133,010
Sundarbans National Park World Heritage Site 133,010 is identical to site 133,010
Sundarbans National Park 133,010 is identical to site 133,010

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Coastline -
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial - terrestrial -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve (National Park). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/10/2019.