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Location Thailand, Satun,Trang
Central coordinates 99o 41.00' East  7o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A4iii
Area 31,200 ha
Altitude 0 - 2m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bird Conservation Society of Thailand

Site description The IBA comprises a relatively uninhabited stretch of the west coastline of peninsular Thailand, from the Palian estuary to the Phak Bara estuary. Along this stretch of coastline, six large rivers discharge into the Andaman Sea. Habitats at the site comprise mangroves, mudflats and a small area of sandy beach. Mangrove species include Bruguiera cylindrica, Rhizophora spp., Avicennia alba, Xylocarpus granatum and X. moluccensis.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


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

Other biodiversity No information is available about other globally threatened species at the site

References Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (2000) Report of birds found in Palian Lang-Ngu. Unpublished report. BirdLife International (1998) Proceedings of the Thailand IBA workshop, Bangkok, November 1998. Unpublished report. Office of Environmental Policy and Planning (1999) Directory of internationally important wetlands in Thailand. Bangkok: Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment. (In Thai.)

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Palian Lang-ngu. Downloaded from on 25/10/2014

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