|Central coordinates||101o 5.00' East 17o 53.00' North|
|Altitude||350 - 1,100m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Ornithological information Together with Mae Jarim (IBA TH010) and Sri Nan (IBA TH008) proposed national parks, Mae Jarim Wildlife Sanctuary supports a significant population of the globally threatened Green Peafowl Pavo muticus. This population is estimated at under 100 birds, most of which are considered to occur at Sri Nan, while Mae Jarim Wildlife Sanctuary supports a relatively small number.
Site description The IBA encompasses the whole of Mae Jarim Wildlife Sanctuary, which lies along the ridge that divides Uttaradit and Nan provinces. The topography of the site includes both steep mountainous terrain and gently rolling hills. The site is contiguous with Sri Nan proposed national park (IBA TH008) to the north-west. The damper areas in the north of the site support moist evergreen forest, while the central ridge supports dry evergreen forest. Mixed deciduous forest is the dominant forest type in the centre and south of the site, and some deciduous dipterocarp forest also occurs.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Green Peafowl Pavo muticus||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Mae Charim||National Park||110,197||protected area contains site||66,000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity No information is available about other globally threatened species at the site.
Management considerations The main threats to biodiversity at the IBA are hunting (including egg collection), and forest fire during the dry season. A major highway passes close to the site to the north, and a number of local communities live within the boundaries of the wildlife sanctuary.
References BirdLife International (2001) Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. Meckvichai, W. (1999-2001) Biodiversity research plan and management guidelines for the conservation of pheasants in northern Thailand. Unpublished report. Wildlife Conservation Division (2000) Basic data for wildlife sanctuaries in Thailand. Bangkok: Office of Natural Resources Conservation, Forestry Department.
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