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Location Thailand, Trang
Central coordinates 99o 27.00' East  7o 18.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 47,630 ha
Altitude 0 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bird Conservation Society of Thailand



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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 

Protected areas

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  

Habitats

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

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 Unpublished report.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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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ko Li Bong. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/07/2014

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