KH007
Chhep


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2003

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Green Peafowl Pavo muticus EN resident 2001 common A1, A3
White-winged Duck Asarcornis scutulata EN resident 2001 rare A1
Yellow-footed Green-pigeon Treron phoenicopterus LC resident 2001 uncommon A3
Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus LC resident 2001 common A3
Sarus Crane Grus antigone VU resident 2001 common A1
Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius EN unknown 2001 rare A1
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus VU resident 2001 common A1, A4i
Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus NT resident 2001 rare A4i
Giant Ibis Thaumatibis gigantea CR resident 2001 common A1, A4i
Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus CR resident 2001 unknown A3
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis CR resident 2001 unknown A1, A3
Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris CR resident 2001 present A1, A3
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU resident 2001 common A1
Rufous-winged Buzzard Butastur liventer LC resident 2001 common A3
Green-eared Barbet Psilopogon faiostrictus LC resident 2001 common A3
Black-headed Woodpecker Picus erythropygius LC resident 2001 common A3
White-rumped Pygmy-falcon Neohierax insignis NT resident 2001 uncommon A3
Brown-rumped Minivet Pericrocotus cantonensis LC resident 2001 unknown A3
Indochinese Cuckooshrike Lalage polioptera LC resident 2001 common A3
Brown Prinia Prinia polychroa LC resident 2001 common A3
White-browed Reed-warbler Acrocephalus tangorum VU winter 2001 rare A1
Grey-eyed Bulbul Iole propinqua LC resident 2001 common A3
Sooty-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus aurigaster LC resident 2001 common A3
Streak-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus blanfordi LC resident 2001 common A3
Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax monileger LC resident 2001 common A3
Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnia malabarica LC resident 2001 common A3
Vinous-breasted Myna Acridotheres leucocephalus LC resident 2001 common A3
Golden-crested Myna Ampeliceps coronatus LC resident 2001 common A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2009 high very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Grus antigone Sarus Crane 87 87 individuals 100 favourable
Leptoptilos javanicus Lesser Adjutant 338 338 individuals 100 favourable
Thaumatibis gigantea Giant Ibis 69 14 individuals 21 very unfavourable
Sarcogyps calvus Red-headed Vulture 19 19 individuals 100 favourable
Gyps bengalensis White-rumped Vulture 62 43 individuals 70 near favourable
Gyps tenuirostris Slender-billed Vulture 11 11 individuals 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Preah Vihear Temple Protected Landscape 4,082 protected area overlaps with site 5,000
Preah Vihear Protected Forest 190,028 protected area overlaps with site 156,700

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Lowland evergreen rain forest (tropical), Semi-evergreen rain forest (tropical), Dry deciduous forest (tropical) -
Shrubland Secondary scrub -
Grassland Edaphic grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools, Riverine floodplains, Rivers and streams, Ephemeral wetlands -
Artificial/Terrestrial Rice paddies, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Small settlements, rural gardens -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
military -
nature conservation and research -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chhep. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/06/2022.