IBA criteria met: A1, A3, A4i (2002)
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Area: 7,588 ha
Site description (baseline)
Tram Chim National Park supports one of the last remnants of the Plain of Reeds wetland ecosystem, which previously covered some 700,000 ha. The site is located 19 km to the east of the Mekong river. The topography of the national park is flat, and slopes slightly to the east. The site has large areas of seasonally inundated grassland and Melaleuca forest. Large populations of waterbirds are found at the site, particularly in the winter when many thousands of waterfowl visit.
Non-bird biodiversity: Tram Chim is one of the few places in the Plain of Reeds where the Eleocharis and wild rice Oryza rufipogon community is likely to survive to any extent, and therefore one of the most important sites for the conservation of wild rice.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tram Chim. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/12009 on 29/05/2023.