Chu M'lanh

Country/territory: Vietnam

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2002)
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Area: 54,563 ha

BirdLife International in Vietnam
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 medium favourable medium
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Site description
The boundary of the IBA is yet to be precisely defined, but encloses the watershed of the Dak Rue stream and extends from Chu M'Lanh town in the east to the international border with Cambodia in the west. In the south-west of the site there is a complex of low rounded hills, while the rest of the area is mainly flat with scattered hills. The dominant vegetation type at Chu Mulanh is dry dipterocarp forest. The site also supports smaller areas of evergreen or semi-evergreen forest, mainly on hills and along watercourses, and patches of secondary scrub.

Key biodiversity
Chu M'Lanh supports a significant population of Green Peafowl Pavo muticus.

Non-bird biodiversity: Le Xuan Canh et al. (1997) recorded two threatened primate species at Chu M'Lanh: Rhesus/Long-tailed Macaque Macaca mulatta/fascicularis and 'Silvered' Langur Trachypithecus villosus.Le Xuan Canh et al. (1997) recorded two threatened wild cattle species at Chu M'Lanh from prints and signs: Gaur bos gaurus and Banteng bos javanicus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chu M'lanh. Downloaded from on 23/05/2022.