O Skach

Country/territory: Cambodia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2003)
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Area: 80,426 ha

NatureLife Cambodia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2009 high not assessed negligible
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Site description
The IBA is situated in the upper catchment of the Stung Sen River, and comprises a large patch of evergreen and semi-evergreen forest, within a landscape dominated by open deciduous dipterocarp forest. The IBA contains a high density of freshwater wetlands, including rivers, streams, lakes and pools. The IBA is located within a forest concession managed by the Chendar Plywood Company, and is contiguous with the newly decreed Protected Forest for Conservation of Genetic Diversity, Vegetation and Wildlife Resources in Chhep and Chom Khsan districts. The IBA is important for the conservation of a range of forest bird species, including Green Peafowl Pavo muticus, Siamese Fireback Lophura diardi and Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis. Most notably, the IBA supports a breeding population of White-winged Duck Cairina scutulata, the most significant known in Cambodia.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Slow Loris (Nycticebus coucang), Pig-tailed Macaque (Macaca nemestrina), Long-tailed Macaque( M. fascicularis), Silvered Langur (Semnopithecus cristatus) and Pileated Gibbon (Hylobates pileatus) (Mr. Song Chansocheat, Ministry of Environment, pers. comm.).Asiatic Softshell Turtle (Amyda cartilaginea)Asian Elephant (Elepas maximus), Banteng (Bos javanicus), Gaur (Bos gaurus) (Prum Sovanna, Wildlife Protection Office, pers. comm.).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: O Skach. Downloaded from on 27/03/2023.