Stung / Prasat Balang

Country/territory: Cambodia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2003)
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Area: 100,675 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 located to the north-east of Stung/Chi Kreng/Kampong Svay Grasslands IBA (KH016), and comprises an area of deciduous dipterocarp forest, interspersed with patches of seasonally inundated grassland, seasonal pools and streams. The IBA is one of the only currently known non-breeding areas for Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis in Cambodia. The species visits the site when its breeding areas in the inundation zone of Tonle Sap Lake are flooded. In addition, the wetland habitats at the IBA are used as a feeding area by a number of large waterbird species, including Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala, Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus, Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans and Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus.

Key biodiversity
Regionally significant species such as Woolly-necked Stork (12 birds recorded in 2002) and Asian Openbill (27 birds recorded in 2002).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stung / Prasat Balang. Downloaded from on 01/07/2022.