Country/territory: Vietnam

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2002)
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Area: 40,526 ha

BirdLife International in Vietnam
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2009 very high not assessed not assessed
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Site description
This IBA comprises Dakrong proposed nature reserve. Dakrong proposed nature reserve is situated on a ridge of low mountains, which extend south-east from the Annamite mountains.

Key biodiversity
Dakrong proposed nature reserve is located in the southern part of the Annamese Lowlands Endemic Bird Area (EBA). Bird species of conservation concern inhabiting Dakrong proposed nature reserve include Edwards's Pheasant Lophura edwardsi and Imperial Pheasant Lophura imperialis.In 1996, Edwards's Pheasant Lophura edwardsi was rediscovered in Phong My commune, Thua Thien Hue province, and in Huong hoa commune, Quang Tri province. In December 1997, at least four specimens were trapped in Ba Long commune, Quang Tri province. Phong Dien and Dakrong proposed nature reserves support the only known population of Edwards's Pheasant in the world.One juvenile male Imperial Pheasant Lophura imperialis was captured at Dakrong in February 2000.

Non-bird biodiversity: Le Trong Trai et al. (1999) reported the occurrence of four threatened primate species at Dakrong proposed nature reserve: Rhesus Macaque Macaca mulatta, Stump-tailed Macaque Macaca arctoides, Red-shanked Douc Langur Pygathrix nemaeus nemaeus and Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon Nomascus gabrielle. Four threatened ungulate species have been reported to occur at Dakrong: Giant Muntjac Megamuntiacus vuquangensis, Gaur Bos gaurus, Southern Serow Naemorhedus sumatraensis ans Saola Pseudoryx nghetinhensis.Podocarpus neriifolius has also been recorded at Dakrong by Le Trong Trai et al. (1999).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dakrong. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.