|Central coordinates||101o 37.00' East 16o 20.00' North|
|Altitude||250 - 1,375m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description The IBA comprises Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary in the Phetchabun range of north-eastern Thailand. The site adjoins Nam Nao National Park (IBA TH017) to the north, Ta Bao-Huai Yai Wildlife Sanctuary to the south-west and Tad Mok National Park to the west. The topography of the site is dominated by a large, steep-sided plateau at around 900 m asl, with some limestone outcrops. The vegetation at the site comprises mixed deciduous forest with smaller areas of semi-evergreen forest below 800 m asl, accounting for c.20% of the total area, and hill evergreen forest with semi-natural clearings at higher elevations, covering c.55% of the total area. Some agricultural encroachment has occurred at the site, promoting successional grassland and other secondary habitats, especially around Tung Kramong and Bung Pan. The lowlands in the Phrom basin at c.500-600 m asl, along the border with Nam Nao National Park (IBA TH017), have been partly inundated following the construction of the Chulabhorn dam.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|White-winged Duck Asarcornis scutulata||resident||2004||present||-||A1||Endangered|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Phu Khiew||Wildlife Sanctuary||157,444||protected area contains site||156,000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Dry deciduous forest (tropical)||97%|
Other biodiversity Mammals Hairy Rhinoceros Dicerorhinus sumatrensis (CR) Asian Elephant Elephas maximus (EN) Tiger Panthera tigris (EN) Gaur Bos frontalis (VU) Southern Serow Capricornis sumatraensis (VU) Asian Golden Cat Catopuma temminckii (VU) Dhole Cuon alpinus (VU) East Asian Porcupine Hystrix brachyura (VU) Bear Macaque Macaca arctoides (VU) Northern Pig-tailed Macaque Macaca leonina (VU) Clouded Leopard Neofelis nebulosa (VU) Fishing Cat Prionailurus viverrinus (VU) Bourret's Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus paradoxolophus (VU) Asian Black Bear Ursus thibetanus (VU) Reptiles Siamese Crocodile Crocodylus siamensis (CR) Big-headed Turtle Platysternon megacephalum (EN) Fish Puntius speleops (VU) Plants Afzelia xylocarpa (EN) Hopea ferrea (EN) Hopea odorata (VU)
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 Unpublished report.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, UK: BirdLife International. Kasetsart University Forestry Faculty (1989) Final report of the Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary management master plan. Unpublished report. Khob Khat, O. (1989) Birds in Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary. Bangkok: Biology Conservation Center, Science Faculty, Mahidol University. Kreetiyutanot, K. and Horata, T. (1995) Species diversity, habitats and status of mammals and birds in Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary, Chaiyaphum province. Bangkok: Kasamsri. Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary and Khon Kean University (1995) Integrated information system for the management of Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary. Unpublished report. Round, P. D. (1988) Resident forest birds in Thailand: their status and conservation. Cambridge, UK: International Council for Bird Preservation. Sanguanyat, N. (1997) Species diversity, habitats and status of birds in Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary, Chaiyaphum province. Bangkok: Kasamsri. UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Center website http//:www.wcmc.org.uk/protected_areas Wildlife Conservation Division (2000) Basic data for wildlife sanctuaries in Thailand. Bangkok: Office of Natural Resources Conservation, Forestry Department.
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