|Central coordinates||99o 27.00' East 7o 18.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i|
|Altitude||0 - 100m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description The IBA comprises Ko Libong Non-hunting Area, which is located in the Andaman Sea, near the estuary of the Trang river. The site encompasses a large inhabited island, several smaller satellite islands, intertidal mudflats, sandy beaches, mangroves, terrestrial forest (including beach forest in a few areas), extensive seagrass beds, open sea and coral reefs. Mangrove species present include Rhizophora apiculata, R. mucronata, Intsia bijuga and Sonneratia caseolaris. Ko Libong Non-hunting Area is included in a 66,313 ha Ramsar Site, designated in 2002, which also includes Hat Chao Mai National Park (IBA TH051) and the estuary of the Trang river.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer||winter||2004||present||-||A1, A4i||Endangered|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Had Chao Mai Marine National Park - Ta Libong Island Non-Hunting Area - Trang River Estuaries||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||66,313||protected area contains site||47,630|
|Mu Ko Libong||No or Non Hunting Area||44,749||protected area contained by site||44,749|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity Plants Dipterocarpus grandiflorus (CR) Dipterocarpus kerrii (CR) Vatica cinerea (EN)
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 Unpublished report.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.
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