Important bird areas in India: priority sites for conservation
IBCN, Bombay Natural History Society, Dec 10, 2004 - Nature - 1133 pages
This book is the result of five years' exhaustive work by the BNHS. The data, which form the core of the book, have been collected by more than 1,000 people: many hundreds of professiona and amateur ornithologists, birdwatchers, conservationists, forest officials, and others interested in birds.
It is the most detailed publication ever produced on the subject of birds or conservation and it uncovers, analyzes and assesses all of the evidence, presenting it together with all the sources. The study has given a detailed analysis of sites that have been identified for bird conservation in India on the basis of globally accepted criteria. Each bird area is introduced with maps, analysis, avifauna section with tables of threatened species present, and a brief description of threatened birds, which have important habitats in the relevant states.
The study shows that out of 465 important birds in India, 191 wildlife sanctuaries have been idenfitied as IBAs, 52 are national parks, 23 are tiger reserves, while 198 are not officially protected.
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AVIFAUNA OF INDIA 824
Threatened birds of the Northeast Biogeographic Zone
OBJECTIVES AND METHODS OF INDIAN IBA PROGRAMME 3040
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A1 Threatened Species A4iii Altitude Rainfall Temperature Area Altitude Rainfall Arunachal Pradesh Assam AVIFAUNA Babbler Biodiversity Biogeographic Zone Habitats biome bird species BirdLife International 2001 BirdLife International undated Bombay Nat breeding Bulbul Bustard Choudhury Code State District Columba comm CONSERVATION ISSUES Coordinates Ownership Area CRITERIA Critically Endangered Deciduous Forest Delhi District Coordinates Ownership Endemic Bird Area Evergreen Forest grassland grazing Greater Spotted Eagle habitat Himalayas Hornbill IBAs Important Bird Areas India Kerala KEY CONTRIBUTORS KEY FAUNA KEY REFERENCES lake Laughingthrush Leopard Lesser Adjutant Lesser Florican mammals National Park Nicobar Islands Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon Oriental White-backed Vulture Ownership Area Altitude Panthera Pheasant Poaching population protected areas PROTECTION STATUS Rahmani Rainfall Temperature Biogeographic reported Reserve Forest Restricted Range species river Sankaran Singh Spot-billed Pelican Stattersfield Temperature Biogeographic Zone Threatened Birds THREATS AND CONSERVATION Tiger Reserve Tragopan Tropical Dry villages waterbirds waterfowl Western Ghats Western Himalayas Wetlands International White-backed Vulture White-winged Duck Wildlife Sanctuary