|Central coordinates||98o 34.00' East 8o 44.00' North|
|Altitude||300 - 894m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Ornithological information 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
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.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Blue-banded Kingfisher Alcedo euryzona||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|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)|
Other biodiversity No information is available about other globally threatened species at the site.
Management considerations The main threats to biodiversity at the site include unsustainable tourism development (several waterfalls at the site are popular tourist destinations) and mining (part of the site was at least formerly under a mining concession).
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 (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tonpariwat Wildlife Sanctuary. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/05/2013
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