Kien Luong

Country/territory: Vietnam

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2002)
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Area: 7,624 ha

BirdLife International in Vietnam
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high near favourable negligible
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Site description
The IBA is situated in the south of the Ha Tien plain, a flat coastal plain, which is one of the last remaining extensive areas of seasonally inundated grassland in the Mekong Delta. The site is bisected by a network of canals and has some brackish water characteristics. In the south-west part of the site there is a small area of Melaleuca plantation. At the fringes of the site, the natural habitat has been converted into agricultural land, principally wet rice.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Silvered Langur Trachypithecus villosus is reported to occur in a neighbouring limestone area, to the east of the site. Some parts of this species' habitat have been designated for cement production (Tran Triet ed. 2001).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kien Luong. Downloaded from on 27/09/2022.