The IBA comprises the Koh Tang archipelago, a small group of islands situated in the Gulf of Thailand, c. 50 km south-west of Sihanoukville. The islands are situated in shallow water (up to c.50 m deep), and are characterised by small, sandy beaches, rocky shores and coral reefs. The islands all support degraded evergreen forest. The IBA supports Nicobar Pigeon Caloenas nicobarica, a species largely restricted to offshore, forested islands. In addition, Christmas Island Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi has been recorded at the IBA and potentially roosts on the satellite islands.
Non-bird biodiversity: Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) (Phay Somany, Department of Fisheries, pers. comm.).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Koh Tang Archipelago. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/11/2019.