Kon Ka Kinh

Country/territory: Vietnam

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2002)
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Area: 41,710 ha

BirdLife International in Vietnam
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 unfavourable high medium
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Site description (2002 baseline)
This IBA comprises Kon Ka Kinh Nature Reserve, located in the Western Highlands of Vietnam. Kon Kah Kinh Nature Reserve is situated 12 km to the west of Kon Cha Rang Nature Reserve, linked by intervening forest areas. The two nature reserves, therefore, form an area large enough to support viable populations of large mammals, such as Tiger Panthera tigris, that neither area could support in isolation.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: The presence of Truong Son Muntjac Muntiacus truongsonensis, endemic to Indochina and only discovered in 1997, has been confirmed at Kon Ka Kinh Nature Reserve. This is currently known from only a single other protected area in Vietnam. Three globally threatened primate species are recorded at Kon Ka Kinh: Stump-tailed Macaque Macaca arctiodes, Grey-shanked Douc Langur Pygathrix nemaeus cinereus and Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon Nomascus gabriellae. In addition, a number of other species such as Asiatic Black Bear Ursus thibetanus, Tiger Panthera tigris, Southern Serow Naemorhedus sumatraensis and Malayan Porcupine Hystrix brachyura have also been recorded at Kon Ka Kinh (Le Trong Trai, 2000). 16 species recorded in Kon Ka Kinh are listed in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants as globally threatened, of which one is listed as Endangered (Pinus dalatensis), four are listed as Vulnerable (Fokienia hodginsii, Decussocarpus fleuryi, Cephalotaxus mannii and Calamus poilanei) and 11 are listed as Rare (Le Trong Trai, 2000).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kon Ka Kinh. Downloaded from on 23/02/2024.