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Location Thailand, Nan
Central coordinates 100o 47.00' East  18o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 43,400 ha
Altitude 300 - 1,652m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bird Conservation Society of Thailand



Site description The IBA comprises Mae Jarim proposed national park, which is adjacent to the international border with Lao P.D.R. and adjoins Doi Phu Kha National Park (IBA TH011) to the north and Sri Nan proposed national park (IBA TH008) to the south. The topography of the site is characterised by rolling hills. Higher elevations support hill evergreen forest, which covers c.35% of the total area, while lower slopes support deciduous dipterocarp forest and mixed deciduous forest, which cover c.61% of the site. In addition, some coniferous forest occurs along drier ridges. Several rivers and major streams originate within the site.

Key Biodiversity Mae Jarim proposed national park forms part of a contiguous forest complex, which also includes Mae Jarim Wildlife Sanctuary (IBA TH009) and Sri Nan proposed national park (IBA TH008). Together, these three IBAs support a significant population of the globally threatened Green Peafowl Pavo muticus, estimated at under 100 birds. Within Mae Jarim proposed national park, Green Peafowl has been recorded at two localities. In addition, it is the only site in Thailand with a recent record of the globally threatened Blackthroat Luscinia obscura, a rare winter visitor to the country. Mae Jarim proposed national park also supports populations of two globally near-threatened species: Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis and White-rumped Falcon Polihierax insignis. The site qualifies under criterion A3 because it supports nine species restricted to the Sino-Himalayan Temperate Forests (Biome 07), 41 species restricted to the Sino-Himalayan Subtropical Forests (Biome 08) and 16 species restricted to the Indo-Malayan Tropical Dry Zone (Biome 11).

Non-bird biodiversity: No information is available about other globally threatened species at the site.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Green Peafowl Pavo muticus resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 

IBA Monitoring

2007 medium unfavourable medium
  Habitat
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Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Forest   0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  medium 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Mae Charim National Park 110,197 is identical to site 43,200  
Sri Nan National Park 99,610 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   95%

References BirdLife International (1998) Proceedings of the Thailand IBA workshop, Bangkok, November 1998. Unpublished report. BirdLife International (2001) Threatened Birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. Cambridge, U.K.: BirdLife International Meckvichai, W. (1999-2001) Biodiversity research plan and management guidelines for the conservation of pheasants in northern Thailand. Unpublished report. Tontithadapituck, S. (2002) Survey of birds in Mae Jarim National Park, 1999-2002. Unpublished report.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mae Jarim National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/12/2014

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