Tay Con Linh

Country/territory: Vietnam

IBA criteria met: A1, A3 (2002)
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Area: 40,344 ha

BirdLife International in Vietnam
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2008 very unfavourable medium medium
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Site description (2002 baseline)
This IBA comprises Tay Con Linh I and Tay Con Linh II proposed nature reserves. The site is centred on Mount Tay Con Linh, the highest mountain in Ha Giang province. The topography of the site is steep and mountainous. Less than 45% of the total area of Tay Con Linh supports forest. The main forest types at the site are lowland evergreen forest, lower montane evergreen forest and upper montane evergreen forest. Only areas of forest above 1,200 m show little disturbance.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: According to the investment plans for Tay Con Linh I and Tay Con Linh II, Tay Con Linh supports two threatened gymnosperm species: Cupressus torulosa and Fokienia hodginsii (Anon. 1994a and Anon. 1994b).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tay Con Linh. Downloaded from on 05/10/2023.