Koh Tang Archipelago

Country/territory: Cambodia

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2003)
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Area: 667 ha

Protection status:

BirdLife International Cambodia Programme

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) (Phay Somany, Department of Fisheries, pers. comm.).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Koh Tang Archipelago. Downloaded from on 12/11/2019.