|Location||Cambodia, Banteay Meanchay,Siem Reap|
|Central coordinates||103o 26.00' East 13o 26.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3, A4i|
|Altitude||4 - 12m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2003|
Site description The IBA is located in the north-western part of the Tonle Sap floodplain, and comprises a substantial area of seasonally inundated grassland and scrub. This includes, in the south-east of the IBA, an area reportedly dominated by Wild Rice Oryza rufipogon, in mosaic with tall scrub and flooded forest, similar to that found at Veal Srongae IBA (KH020). In recent years, these habitats have been increasingly converted to deepwater and recession rice, reducing and fragmenting the key habitats at the IBA. The IBA is an important dry season breeding area for Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis, which occurs in areas of seasonally inundated grassland throughout. In addition, several other globally threatened and near-threatened species have been seasonally recorded at the IBA in small numbers, including Sarus Crane Grus antigone, Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus and Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala||non-breeding||1998||common [units unknown]||-||A4i||Near Threatened|
|Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis||non-breeding||1998||common [units unknown]||-||A1, A4i||Near Threatened|
|Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis||resident||1998||abundant [units unknown]||-||A1, A3||Critically Endangered|
|Sarus Crane Grus antigone||non-breeding||1998||common [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Tonle Sap Biosphere||Multiple Use Management Area||322,270||protected area overlaps with site||4,000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Grassland||Edaphic grassland; Secondary grassland||-|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||-|
|Wetlands (inland)||Ephemeral wetlands; Freshwater lakes and pools; Permanent swamps||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
|Notes: Tonle Sap Multiple Use Area overlaps the site (~ 4000ha)|
|Notes: small settlements|
Protection status Tonle Sap Multiple Use Area overlaps the site by approximately 4000ha.
References Pech Bunnat et al. (2002). Field survey of eastern Tonle Sap in Siem Reap and Banteay Meanchey Provinces. Unpublished report, Wildlife Conservation Society, Cambodia.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Preah Net Preah / Kra Lanh / Pourk. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2013
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