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Location Vietnam, Haiphong
Central coordinates 106o 45.00' East  20o 49.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 5,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 2m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

BirdLife Indochina Programme (Country programme)

Site description The district has 9 km of coastline which is bordered by the Lac Tray River to the south and the Cam River to the north and east. The intertidal area of the Cam River mouth is very narrow and deep. There is only a narrow fringe of mangrove along the coastline. Dinh Vu and Vu Yen islands, situated in the Cam River, are both given over to aquacultural ponds, in which the dominant vegetation is Phragmites sp. A muddy intertidal area is located at the southern tip of the district close to the Lac Tray estuary. Along both rivers areas of sedge Cyperus sp. were observed.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi winter  2002  present  A1  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mangrove  11%
Wetlands (inland) Artificial wetlands; Estuarine waters; Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats  61%
Marine Intertidal   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 86%
other 14%

Further web sources of information 

Site account from Directory of Important Bird Areas in Vietnam: key sites for conservation (Tordoff 2002)

References Pedersen, A. and Nguyen Huy Thang (1996) The conservation of key coastal wetland sites in the Red River Delta. Hanoi: BirdLife International Vietnam Programme.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: An Hai. Downloaded from on 29/07/2014

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