|Location||Vietnam, Gia Lai|
|Central coordinates||108o 35.00' East 14o 31.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, A3|
|Altitude||800 - 1,452m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2002|
Site description This IBA comprises Kon Cha Rang Nature Reserve. A mountainous plateau dominates the topography of the site. Forest covers 15,610 ha or 98% of the total area of Kon Cha Rang Nature Reserve. The main forest type is lower montane evergreen forest, distributed at altitudes between 900 and 1,500 m in the north-west of the nature reserve. Kon Cha Rang lies within the Kon Tum Plateau Endemic Bird Area. Nine bird species and nine mammal species recorded at Kon Cha Rang are considered globally threatened.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Crested Argus Rheinardia ocellata||resident||1988||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A2||Near Threatened|
|Grey-headed Fish-eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus||resident||1988||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|Masked Finfoot Heliopais personatus||resident||1988||-||-||A1||Endangered|
|Blyth's Kingfisher Alcedo hercules||resident||1999||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A3||Near Threatened|
|Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis||resident||1999||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|Austen's Brown Hornbill Anorrhinus austeni||resident||1988||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A3||Near Threatened|
|Red-collared Woodpecker Picus rabieri||resident||1988||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A3||Near Threatened|
|Short-tailed Scimitar-babbler Jabouilleia danjoui||resident||1999||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A2||Near Threatened|
|Grey-faced Tit-babbler Macronous kelleyi||resident||1988||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A2||Least Concern|
|Black-hooded Laughingthrush Garrulax milleti||resident||1999||-||-||A1, A2||Near Threatened|
|White-cheeked Laughingthrush Garrulax vassali||resident||1988||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Kon Cha Rang||Nature Reserve||16,000||is identical to site||15,900|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Hill evergreen forest (subtropical); Semi-evergreen rain forest (tropical)||100%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||100%|
Other biodiversity Anon. (1999) list the occurrence of the following threatened mammal species at Kon Cha Rang: Asiatic Black Bear Ursus thibetanus, Dhole Cuon alpinus, Clouded Leopard Pardofelis nebulosa and Tiger Panthera tigris. Anon. (1999) also recorded three globally threatened primate species at Kon Cha Rang Nature Reserve: Stump-tailed Macaque Macaca arctoides, Grey-shanked Douc Langur Pygathrix nemaeus cinerea and Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon Nomascus gabrielle and two globally threatened ungulate species: Megamuntiacus vuquangensis and Naemorhedus sumatraensis. Podocarpus neriifolius has been recorded at Kon Cha Rang Nature Reserve by Anon. (1999).
Protection status Kon Cha Rang Nature Reserve is situated 12 km to the east of Kon Ka Kinh Nature Reserve, linked by intervening forest areas. The two nature reserves, therefore, form an area large enough to support viable populations of large mammals, such as Tiger Panthera tigris, that neither area could support in isolation. However, the intervening forest areas are currently under forest enterprise management. BirdLife and FIPI strongly recommend, in the future, these areas should be incorporated within the boundaries of the two nature reserves to form one continuous protected area (Le Trong Trai et al., 2000).
References BirdLife International and the Forest Inventory and Planning Institute (2001) Sourcebook of existing and proposed protected areas in Vietnam. Hanoi, Vietnam: BirdLife International Vietnam Programme and the Forest Inventory and Planning Institute.Anon. (1999) [Investment plan for Kon Cha Rang Nature Reserve, Gia Lai province]. Hanoi: Forest Inventory and Planning Institute. In Vietnamese.Le Trong Trai, Le Van Cham, Tran Quang Ngoc and Tran Hieu Minh (2000) An investment plan for Kon Ka Kinh Nature Reserve, Gia Lai province: a contribution to the management plan. Hanoi: BirdLife International Vietnam Programme and the Forest Inventory and Planning Institute.Robson, C. R., Eames, J. C., Wolstencroft, J. A., Nguyen Cu and Truong Van La (1989) Recent records of birds from Vietnam. Forktail 5: 71-97
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