Tien Lang

Country/territory: Vietnam

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i (2002)
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Area: 5,000 ha

BirdLife International in Vietnam
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2008 high unfavourable negligible
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Site description (baseline)
Tien Lang comprises the coastal zone of Tien Lang district, Van Uc estuary and Thai Binh estuary. The site supports approximately 400 ha of old growth mangrove forest, estimated to be more than 50 years old. Almost all of the old-growth mangrove at the site is enclosed within aquacultural ponds. Some of the mangrove occurs in scattered clumps, with individual trees estimated to be more than 100 years old. Between the main dyke and the trees in the Tien Lang district coast sector of the site, there is an area of grass and sedge. An area with saltmarsh and small lakes is found behind the dunes. The Thai Binh estuary sector of the site comprises the old-growth mangrove and connected intertidal flats along the Thai Binh river. An area of old-growth mangrove forest lies to the south of the Van Uc estuary, beyond which lies saltmarsh and a Castuarina equisetifolia plantation.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tien Lang. Downloaded from on 31/05/2023.