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Important Bird Areas in India: Priority sites for conservation
Important Bird Areas in India: Priority sites for conservation
Description
Team Members:

Sunil Laad, Abhijit Malekar, Mohit Kalra, Sarita Sharma, Satya Prakash Mehra, Umesh Pawar, Supriya Jhunjhunwala, Farah Ishtiaq.

Significant Contributors:

A.M.K. Bharos, Anwaruddin Choudhury, Arvind Mishra, Ashfaq A. Zarri, Bivash Pandav, Dhananjay Mohan, Girish Jathar, K.S. Gopi Sundar, Koustubh Sharma, Kulojyoti Lahkar, Kushal Mookherjee, Manoj Kulshreshtha, P. Jeganathan, P.O. Nameer, Rahul Kaul, Rashid Raza, S. Balachandran, S. Subramanya, Tara Gandhi, Thejasvi Shivanand, Usha Lachungpa, V. Kannan.

CONTENTS

FOREWORDSvii-xi
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSxii-xviii
BACKGROUND1-29
INDIA: GENERAL INFORMATION1-7
Biodiversity1
Vegetation characteristics within various biogeographic zones in India2
AVIFAUNA OF INDIA8-24
The Indian Trans-Himalayas9
Wetlands of Trans-Himalayas9
Globally threatened species of the Indian Trans-Himalayas10
The Himalayan Region10-13
North-West Himalayas10
Western Himalayas10
Endemic Bird Areas of Western Himalayas10
Restricted Range Species of the Western Himalayas11
Central Himalayas11
Eastern Himalayas11
Globally threatened species of the Himalayas Biogeographic Zone12
Endemic Bird Areas of Eastern Himalayas12
Globally threatened and Restricted Range species of the Eastern Himalayas13
The Indian Desert (Thar)13-15
Avifauna of the Thar deset14
Globally threatened species of the Indian Thar Desert14
The Semi-arid region15
Globally threatened species of the Semi-arid zone15
The Western Ghats15-16
Globally threatened and Restricted Range species of the Western Ghats16
The Deccan Peninsula17
Secondary Areas in the Deccan Peninsula17
Southern Deccan Plateau (SA 072)17
Central Indian Forests (SA 075)17
The Eastern Ghats18-19
Secondary Areas in Eastern Andhra Pradesh (SA 071)18
Globally threatened species of the Deccan Biogeographic Zone19
The Gangetic Plains19-20
Globally threatened bird species of the Gangetic Plains20
The Northeast India20-22
Threatened birds of the Northeast Biogeographic Zone21
Restricted Range species of the Assam Plains Endemic Bird Area21
Secondary Areas of Northern Myanmar lowlands22
Islands22-23
Restricted Range species in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands23
Lakshadweep23
Coasts24
Globally threatened species found in the Coasts Biogeographic Zone24
WILDLIFE LEGISLATION AND POLICIES: A BRIEF ACCOUNT25-29
The Wildlife (Protection) Act, 197225
The Protected Areas system26
National Parks26
Wildlife Sanctuaries26
Tiger Reserves27
Reserve forests27
Biosphere Reserves27
International conventions and agreements28-29
International recognition28
Ramsar Convention28
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)28
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES)29
The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Bonn Convention)29
Convention on Protection of Migratory Bird and their habitats between India and the former USSR29
IBAs and the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP)29
OBJECTIVES AND METHODS OF INDIAN IBA PROGRAMME30-40
Aims of the Inventory30
Site based approach31
Using birds to set conservation priorities31
Species32
Habitats32
Geographic range32
Limitations of the IBA approach32
PROCESS OF IBA IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION33
Indian Bird Conservation Network (IBCN)33
Sources of data33
Literature survey33
Red Data Book33
Regional Workshops and consultation33
Identification of gaps33
Surveys for sites and species33
Capacity building training workshops34
Final prioritized IBAs34
Circulation of site accounts34
Categories and Criteria to identity important Bird Areas35-38
Category A1: Globally threatened species35
Category A2: Restricted Range species35
Endemic Bird Areas35
Secondary Areas35
Category A3: Biome Restricted Assemblages36
Category A4: Congregation36
'Biogeographic Population'36
1% thresholds and applying the criteria37
How do the IBA criteria relate to the identification of Ramsar sites under the Ramsar Convention37
Ramsar sites in India38
GIS BASED MAPPING OF THE IBAs OF INDIA39
Background39
DATA PRESENTATION40
State Accounts40
Site Accounts40
NATIONAL OVERVIEW41-65
ANALYSIS AND RESULTS41
Status of IBAs41
Categories and criteria met by Indian IBAs41
A1: Globally threatened species43
A2: Coverage of Restricted Range species47
A3: Biome Restricted Assemblage55
A4: Congregatory species57
IBAs in different vegetation types59
IBAs in different biogeographic zones59
Protection Status of IBAs in different States in India62
Threats to IBAs63
SOME BURNING ISSUES66-85
Illegal Bird Trade by Abrar Ahmed66-70
Undermining India's Ecologically Sensitive Areas by Neeraj Vagholikar71-75
IBAs in Northeast India: Threats to habitats and opportunities for conservation
by Manju Menon and Neeraj Vagholikar
76-79
Can Communities Protect Important Bird Areas? by Ashish Kothari and Neema Pathak80-85
References86-88
IBAs IN DIFFERENT STATES OF INDIA89-1111
Andaman and Nicobar89-135
Andhra Pradesh136-168
Arunachal Pradesh169-230
Assam231-321
Bihar322-341
Chhattisgarh342-353
Delhi354-359
Goa360-371
Gujarat372-410
Haryana411-423
Himachal Pradesh424-478
Jammu and Kashmir479-522
Jharkhand523-530
Karnataka531-598
Kerala599-653
Lakshadweep654-656
Madhya Pradesh657-690
Maharashtra691-734
Manipur735-753
Meghalaya754-776
Mizoram777-792
Nagaland793-812
Orissa813-832
Pondicherry833-837
Punjab838-846
Rajasthan847-897
Sikkim898-931
Tamil Nadu932-1001
Tripura1002-1007
Uttaranchal1008-1040
Uttar pradesh1041-1086
West Bengal1087-1111
APPENDICES1112-1126
Appendix I: Important Bird Areas: Summary of global categories and criteria
Appendix II: A1: Globally Threatened Species
Appendix III: A2: Restricted Range Species
Appendix IV: A3: Biome Restricted Assemblage
Appendix V: A4: >= 1% of biogeographic population of waterbirds
Postscript: Vultures Decline1127
INDEX OF SITES1128-1133


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Team Members:

Sunil Laad, Abhijit Malekar, Mohit Kalra, Sarita Sharma, Satya Prakash Mehra, Umesh Pawar, Supriya Jhunjhunwala, Farah Ishtiaq.

Significant Contributors:

A.M.K. Bharos, Anwaruddin Choudhury, Arvind Mishra, Ashfaq A. Zarri, Bivash Pandav, Dhananjay Mohan, Girish Jathar, K.S. Gopi Sundar, Koustubh Sharma, Kulojyoti Lahkar, Kushal Mookherjee, Manoj Kulshreshtha, P. Jeganathan, P.O. Nameer, Rahul Kaul, Rashid Raza, S. Balachandran, S. Subramanya, Tara Gandhi, Thejasvi Shivanand, Usha Lachungpa, V. Kannan.

CONTENTS

FOREWORDSvii-xi
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSxii-xviii
BACKGROUND1-29
INDIA: GENERAL INFORMATION1-7
Biodiversity1
Vegetation characteristics within various biogeographic zones in India2
AVIFAUNA OF INDIA8-24
The Indian Trans-Himalayas9
Wetlands of Trans-Himalayas9
Globally threatened species of the Indian Trans-Himalayas10
The Himalayan Region10-13
North-West Himalayas10
Western Himalayas10
Endemic Bird Areas of Western Himalayas10
Restricted Range Species of the Western Himalayas11
Central Himalayas11
Eastern Himalayas11
Globally threatened species of the Himalayas Biogeographic Zone12
Endemic Bird Areas of Eastern Himalayas12
Globally threatened and Restricted Range species of the Eastern Himalayas13
The Indian Desert (Thar)13-15
Avifauna of the Thar deset14
Globally threatened species of the Indian Thar Desert14
The Semi-arid region15
Globally threatened species of the Semi-arid zone15
The Western Ghats15-16
Globally threatened and Restricted Range species of the Western Ghats16
The Deccan Peninsula17
Secondary Areas in the Deccan Peninsula17
Southern Deccan Plateau (SA 072)17
Central Indian Forests (SA 075)17
The Eastern Ghats18-19
Secondary Areas in Eastern Andhra Pradesh (SA 071)18
Globally threatened species of the Deccan Biogeographic Zone19
The Gangetic Plains19-20
Globally threatened bird species of the Gangetic Plains20
The Northeast India20-22
Threatened birds of the Northeast Biogeographic Zone21
Restricted Range species of the Assam Plains Endemic Bird Area21
Secondary Areas of Northern Myanmar lowlands22
Islands22-23
Restricted Range species in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands23
Lakshadweep23
Coasts24
Globally threatened species found in the Coasts Biogeographic Zone24
WILDLIFE LEGISLATION AND POLICIES: A BRIEF ACCOUNT25-29
The Wildlife (Protection) Act, 197225
The Protected Areas system26
National Parks26
Wildlife Sanctuaries26
Tiger Reserves27
Reserve forests27
Biosphere Reserves27
International conventions and agreements28-29
International recognition28
Ramsar Convention28
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)28
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES)29
The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Bonn Convention)29
Convention on Protection of Migratory Bird and their habitats between India and the former USSR29
IBAs and the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP)29
OBJECTIVES AND METHODS OF INDIAN IBA PROGRAMME30-40
Aims of the Inventory30
Site based approach31
Using birds to set conservation priorities31
Species32
Habitats32
Geographic range32
Limitations of the IBA approach32
PROCESS OF IBA IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION33
Indian Bird Conservation Network (IBCN)33
Sources of data33
Literature survey33
Red Data Book33
Regional Workshops and consultation33
Identification of gaps33
Surveys for sites and species33
Capacity building training workshops34
Final prioritized IBAs34
Circulation of site accounts34
Categories and Criteria to identity important Bird Areas35-38
Category A1: Globally threatened species35
Category A2: Restricted Range species35
Endemic Bird Areas35
Secondary Areas35
Category A3: Biome Restricted Assemblages36
Category A4: Congregation36
'Biogeographic Population'36
1% thresholds and applying the criteria37
How do the IBA criteria relate to the identification of Ramsar sites under the Ramsar Convention37
Ramsar sites in India38
GIS BASED MAPPING OF THE IBAs OF INDIA39
Background39
DATA PRESENTATION40
State Accounts40
Site Accounts40
NATIONAL OVERVIEW41-65
ANALYSIS AND RESULTS41
Status of IBAs41
Categories and criteria met by Indian IBAs41
A1: Globally threatened species43
A2: Coverage of Restricted Range species47
A3: Biome Restricted Assemblage55
A4: Congregatory species57
IBAs in different vegetation types59
IBAs in different biogeographic zones59
Protection Status of IBAs in different States in India62
Threats to IBAs63
SOME BURNING ISSUES66-85
Illegal Bird Trade by Abrar Ahmed66-70
Undermining India's Ecologically Sensitive Areas by Neeraj Vagholikar71-75
IBAs in Northeast India: Threats to habitats and opportunities for conservation
by Manju Menon and Neeraj Vagholikar
76-79
Can Communities Protect Important Bird Areas? by Ashish Kothari and Neema Pathak80-85
References86-88
IBAs IN DIFFERENT STATES OF INDIA89-1111
Andaman and Nicobar89-135
Andhra Pradesh136-168
Arunachal Pradesh169-230
Assam231-321
Bihar322-341
Chhattisgarh342-353
Delhi354-359
Goa360-371
Gujarat372-410
Haryana411-423
Himachal Pradesh424-478
Jammu and Kashmir479-522
Jharkhand523-530
Karnataka531-598
Kerala599-653
Lakshadweep654-656
Madhya Pradesh657-690
Maharashtra691-734
Manipur735-753
Meghalaya754-776
Mizoram777-792
Nagaland793-812
Orissa813-832
Pondicherry833-837
Punjab838-846
Rajasthan847-897
Sikkim898-931
Tamil Nadu932-1001
Tripura1002-1007
Uttaranchal1008-1040
Uttar pradesh1041-1086
West Bengal1087-1111
APPENDICES1112-1126
Appendix I: Important Bird Areas: Summary of global categories and criteria
Appendix II: A1: Globally Threatened Species
Appendix III: A2: Restricted Range Species
Appendix IV: A3: Biome Restricted Assemblage
Appendix V: A4: >= 1% of biogeographic population of waterbirds
Postscript: Vultures Decline1127
INDEX OF SITES1128-1133


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