VN056
Cong Troi


Year of compilation: 2002

Site description
This IBA comprises a block of forest north-west of Nui Ba (Mount Lang Bian) and is centred on Mount Cong Troi. The area consists of gently sloping mountains covered in evergreen forest. Pinus insularis forest occurs on south-facing slopes and at generally lower altitudes. There are also extensive areas of secondary scrub and bamboo, vegetation types which have developed after forest clearance and disturbance. Threats to biodiversity at Cong Troi include clearance of forest for agriculture, hunting and over-exploitation of non-timber forest products.



Key biodiversity
Cong Troi qualifies for inclusion within the Da Lat Plateau Endemic Bird Area due to the presence of five of the bird species restricted to this EBA: Collared Laughingthrush Garrulax yersini, Yellow-billed Nuthatch Sitta solangiae, Black-hooded Laughingthrush Garrulax milleti, White-cheeked Laughingthrush Garruax vassali and Vietnamese Greenfinch Carduelis monguilotti.



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats to biodiversity at Cong Troi include clearance of forest for agriculture, hunting and over-exploitation of non-timber forest products.



Habitat and land use
The dominant vegetation type at Cong Troi is lower montane (hill) evergreen forest. Pinus insularis forest occurs on south-facing slopes and at generally lower altitudes. There are also extensive areas of secondary scrub and bamboo, vegetation types which have developed after forest clearance and disturbance.




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cong Troi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2022.