Sri Nakarin

Country/territory: Thailand

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2004)
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Area: 184,266 ha

Bird Conservation Society of Thailand
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 high unfavourable medium
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Site description
The IBA comprises Sri Nakarind National Park, which is situated in the Tenasserim Range. The site is located in the Western Forest Complex, and is contiguous with Thung Yai-Naresuan (IBA TH025) and Huai Kha Kaeng (IBA TH026) Wildlife Sanctuaries to the north, Lam Khlong Ngu National Park to the west, and Erawan National Park to the south. The topography of the site consists of steep limestone mountains and gently rolling hills pocketed with caves. The vegetation at the site is dominated by a mosaic of deciduous and semi-evergreen forest types and bamboo, on hills at low to moderate elevations around Sri Nakarind reservoir, which was formed by damming the lower Nam Kwai Yai river. The lowland valley bottoms have been inundated by the reservoir.

Key biodiversity
The site supports a small but significant population of the globally threatened Green Peafowl Pavo muticus, which forms part of a larger, contiguous population centred on Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary (IBA TH026). Two globally near-threatened species, Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis and Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster, have also been recorded at the site, although only the former is thought to regularly occur in significant numbers.

Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals Tiger Panthera tigris (EN) Gaur Bos frontalis (VU) Northern Pig-tailed Macaque Macaca leonina (VU) Fishing Cat Prionailurus viverrinus (VU) Plants Afzelia xylocarpa (EN) Dalbergia oliveri (EN) Hopea odorata (VU) Pterocarpus indicus (VU)

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sri Nakarin. Downloaded from on 29/06/2022.