Lower Stung Sen

Country/territory: Cambodia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2003)
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Area: 12,390 ha

NatureLife Cambodia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 medium unfavourable low
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Site description
The IBA is centred on the Stung Sen Core Area of Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve. The IBA is located at the south-eastern end of Tonle Sap Lake, to the north of the point where the Tonle Sap River leaves the lake. The vegetation of the IBA is characterized by botanically unique gallery forest along rivers, dominated by Barringtonia acutangula and Diospyros cambodiana. Although disturbed, this habitat is the most species-rich tall forest around Tonle Sap Lake. The IBA supports an important breeding colony of Darter Anhinga melanogaster, as well as a significant breeding concentration of Grey-headed Fish Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus).

Key biodiversity
During the survey, 43 nests of Oriental Darter were observed on 14 November 2001.

Non-bird biodiversity: Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis)Asiatic Softshell Turtle (Amyda cartilaginea), Malayan Box Turtle (Cuora ambionensis), Malayan Snail-eating Turtle (Malayemys subtrijuga), Yellow-headed Temple Turtle (Hieremys annandalii), [Siamese Crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis)].

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower Stung Sen. Downloaded from on 25/06/2022.