Laos


State of the world's birds case studies

Introduction: The importance of birds to biodiversity

Key publications

References

  • Ounekham, K. and Inthapatha, S. (2003) Important bird areas in Lao P.D.R. Vientiane: Department of Forestry, BirdLife International and Wildlife Conservation Society Lao Program. [In Laotian and English].
  • Thewlis, R. M., Timmins, R. J., Evans, T. D., and Duckworth, J. W. (1998) The conservation status of birds in Laos: a review of key species. Bird Conservation International. 8: 1 - 159

Laos at a glance

Capital

Vientiane

Area

236,800 km2

BirdLife Partner

None

Species

Total number of birds 700
Globally threatened birds 29
Country endemics 1

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas

Number of IBAs 27
Total IBA area 2,384,985 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 5



Recommended Citation
BirdLife International (2021) Country profile: Laos. Available from http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/country/laos. Checked: 2021-11-30