VN023
Chu Prong


Country/territory: Vietnam

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2002)
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Area: 50,104 ha

Protection status:

BirdLife International in Vietnam
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high unfavourable low
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Site description
This IBA comprises Chu Prong proposed nature reserve, which borders Cambodia to the west. The topography of most of the site is relatively flat, with an average elevation of around 200 m. In the north-west of the site, there is an area of low mountains. Within the proposed nature reserve, all the forest has been disturbed by human activities, including selective logging, clearance of forest for agriculture, firewood collection and wartime spraying of defoliants.

Key biodiversity
Seasonally inundated grasslands occupy only small area of the proposed nature reserve, yet are an important habitat type because they support populations of large waterbirds and globally threatened mammals. Germain's Peacock Pheasant Polyplectron germaini occurs at Chu Prong; as this is a restricted range species, the site qualifies for inclusion within the South Vietnamese Lowlands Endemic Bird Area (EBA).

Non-bird biodiversity: The following threatened primate species have been recorded at Chu Prong proposed nature reserve: Pygmy Loris Nycticebus pygmaeus, Long-tailed Macaque Macaca fascicularis, Silvered Langur Trachypithecus villosus, Black-shanked Douc Langur and Pygathrix nigripes. Stump-tailed Macaque Macaca arctoides and Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbons Nomascus gabriellae have been recorded in interviews with local people. Eld's Deer Cervus eldii, Gaur Bos gaurus, Banteng B. javanicus and Southern Serow Naemorhedus sumatraensis have been also recorded at Chu Prong proposed nature reserve.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chu Prong. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/02/2020.