Phnom Aural

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
Chestnut-headed Partridge Arborophila cambodiana LC resident 2002 rare A1, A2
Silver Pheasant Lophura nycthemera LC resident 2002 unknown A3
Siamese Fireback Lophura diardi LC resident 2002 rare A3
Coral-billed Ground-cuckoo Carpococcyx renauldi VU resident 2002 unknown A3
Moustached Barbet Psilopogon incognitus LC resident 2002 common A3
Blue Pitta Hydrornis cyaneus LC resident 2002 unknown A3
Indochinese Green Magpie Cissa hypoleuca LC resident 2002 unknown A3
Grey-eyed Bulbul Iole propinqua LC resident 2002 common A3
Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus LC resident 2002 common A3
Streaked Wren-babbler Turdinus brevicaudatus LC resident 2002 unknown A3
Blue-winged Minla Siva cyanouroptera LC resident 2002 unknown A3
Slaty-backed Forktail Enicurus schistaceus LC resident 2002 unknown A3
Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata LC resident 2002 unknown 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 not assessed high
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

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 some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - small dams happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity high
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary 254,485 protected area contains site 50,085


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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Phnom Aural. Downloaded from on 24/09/2020.