Northern Santuk

Country/territory: Cambodia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, A4i (2003)
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Area: 24,312 ha

NatureLife Cambodia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2009 high very unfavourable negligible
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Site description
The IBA is situated in northern Santuk District, to the north-east of Stung Sen/Santuk/Baray IBA (KH021). The vegetation of the IBA chiefly comprises degraded deciduous dipterocarp forest, interspersed with seasonal wetlands and patches of paddy rice cultivation. The IBA is one of the only areas in Cambodia currently known to support non-breeding Bengal Floricans (Houbaropsis bengalensis), which visit the site during the wet season when their breeding areas in the inundation zone of Tonle Sap Lake are flooded. Also during the wet season, the seasonal wetlands at the IBA support a number of other globally threatened and near-threatened bird species, including Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala), Lesser Adjutant ( Leptoptilos javanicus) and Greater Adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Northern Santuk. Downloaded from on 25/06/2022.