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Location Thailand, Phangnga
Central coordinates 98o 34.00' East  8o 44.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 22,400 ha
Altitude 300 - 894m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bird Conservation Society of Thailand

Site description The IBA comprises Tonpariwat proposed wildlife sanctuary in the Khlong Saeng-Khao Sok Forest Complex. This forest complex is the largest contiguous forest block in southern Thailand. The site is contiguous with Khlong Phanom National Park to the north and east. The topography of the site is hilly, and several major streams originate within it. Lowland evergreen forest of various types and condition covers the site.

Key Biodiversity Little information is available about the importance of Tonipariwat proposed wildlife sanctuary for bird conservation. However, the site is known to support a population of the globally threatened Blue-banded Kingfisher Alcedo euryzona

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
Alcedo euryzona resident  2004  present  A1  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary 16,943 protected area contained by site 16,943  


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

References Bird Conservation Society of Thailand Bulletin 20(6) (June 2003). BirdLife International (2001) Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International Wildlife Conservation Division (2000) Basic data for wildlife sanctuaries in Thailand. Bangkok: Office of Natural Resources Conservation, Forestry Department.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Tonpariwat. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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