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Location Vietnam, Lam Dong
Central coordinates 108o 20.00' East  12o 9.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 28,000 ha
Altitude 1,000 - 1,628m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

BirdLife Indochina Programme (BirdLife Direct Action Programme)

Site description This IBA comprises a block of forest north-west of Nui Ba (Mount Lang Bian) and is centred on Mount Cong Troi. The area consists of gently sloping mountains covered in evergreen forest. Pinus insularis forest occurs on south-facing slopes and at generally lower altitudes. There are also extensive areas of secondary scrub and bamboo, vegetation types which have developed after forest clearance and disturbance. Threats to biodiversity at Cong Troi include clearance of forest for agriculture, hunting and over-exploitation of non-timber forest products.

Key Biodiversity Cong Troi qualifies for inclusion within the Da Lat Plateau Endemic Bird Area due to the presence of five of the bird species restricted to this EBA: Collared Laughingthrush Garrulax yersini, Yellow-billed Nuthatch Sitta solangiae, Black-hooded Laughingthrush Garrulax milleti, White-cheeked Laughingthrush Garruax vassali and Vietnamese Greenfinch Carduelis monguilotti.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-cheeked Laughingthrush Garrulax vassali resident  1991  1 unknown  good  A2  Least Concern 
Collared Laughingthrush Garrulax yersini resident  2002  present  A1  Endangered 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Hill evergreen forest (subtropical); Pine forests  60%
Shrubland Secondary scrub  20%
Artificial - terrestrial Farmbush, fallow & ruderal land  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised 100%

Further web sources of information 

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

References Eames, J. C. (1995) Endemic birds and protected area development on the Da Lat plateau, Vietnam. Bird Conservation International 5(4): 491-523.Eames, J. C. and Nguyen Cu (1994) A management feasibility study of Thuong Da Nhim and Chu Yang Sin Nature Reserves on the Da Lat Plateau, Vietnam. Hanoi: WWF Vietnam Programme and the Forest Inventory and Planning Institute.Robson, C.R., Eames, J.C., Nguyen Cu and Truong Van La (1993) Birds recorded during the third BirdLife/ Forest Birds Working Group expedition in Vietnam. Forktail 9: 89 - 119.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Cong Troi. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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