|Central coordinates||101o 2.00' East 4o 39.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3|
|Altitude||50 - 1,058m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Summary Lying between two districts of Kuala Kangsar and Kinta in Perak, this range is located at the west coast of Peninuslar Malaysia. Said to be a "branch" of the Titiwangsa range and is formed by granitic rocks.
Site description Kledang Saiong Forest Reserve lies within the Kledang Hills, a range of hills east of the Sungai Perak. This extensive area in central Perak State comprises mainly of lowland and hill dipterocarp forests. The highest point is Gunung Peninjau, at 1,058 m asl, to the north of the forest reserve. Gunung Keledang, near Ipoh, is 808 m asl, and has a telecommunications station on the peak and is also a popular hiking area for residents. At Papan, near Ipoh, the Forestry Department has established a recreational area and nursery. The Ipoh-Kuala Kangsar stretch of the North-South Highway cuts through Kledang Saiong Forest Reserve.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Straw-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus zeylanicus||resident||2004||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Keledang Saiong||Forest Reserve||12,412||unknown||0|
|Keledang Siong||Virgin Jungle Reserve||857||unknown||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity Mammals that are known to occur in the range include primates such as monkeys and gibbons, wild pig, civets, Yellow-throated Marten and various other species of small mammals. The rare Slipper Orchid has been found growing near Gunung Keledang.(I) Globally threatened mammals (IUCN, 2002):(II) Globally threatened reptiles (IUCN, 2002): (III) Globally threatened plants (IUCN, 2002): VULNERABLE: Cleistanthus glandulosus, Diospyros gambleana, Haliciopsis cockburnii; LOWER RISK/conservation dependent: Diplodiscus scortechinii; DATA DEFICIENT: Kopsia larutensis
Protection status Kledang Saiong Forest Reserve was established in 1952 under Gazette No. 1217. The Kledang Saiong VJR is listed as an IUCN Category Ia protected area.
References IUCN. 2002. 2002 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. http://www.redlist.org (23 June 2003).Lim, K.C. (compiler). 2001. Kledang Saiong Forest Reserve Birdlist. (Unpublished).Medway, Lord and Wells, D.R. 1976. The birds of the Malay Peninsula, Vol. 5. London: H.F. and G. Witherby in association with Kuala Lumpur: Penerbit Universiti Malaya.
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