Wiang Lo

Country/territory: Thailand

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2004)
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Area: 47,100 ha

Bird Conservation Society of Thailand
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 medium unfavourable medium
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Site description
The IBA comprises Wiang Lor Wildlife Sanctuary (37,100 ha) and an adjacent area (c.10,000 ha) to the east. The site is contiguous with Doi Phu Nang (IBA TH015). The topography of the site is hilly, and the vegetation is dominated by mixed deciduous forest and deciduous dipterocarp forest.

Key biodiversity
The site is one of the most important in northern Thailand for the conservation of the globally threatened Green Peafowl Pavo muticus. The population at the site is estimated to number more than 100 individuals, and is part of a contiguous population of at least 200 individuals supported by the site and two other IBAs: Doi Phu Nang (TH015) and Mae Yom National Park (TH016).

Non-bird biodiversity: Plants Dipterocarpus alatus (EN)

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