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Location Cambodia, Pursat
Central coordinates 103o 52.00' East  12o 49.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 7,251 ha
Altitude 5 - 8m
Year of IBA assessment 2003

BirdLife Indochina Programme (BirdLife Direct Action Programme)

Site description The IBA is situated on the western shore of Tonle Sap Lake, to the south of Prek Toal IBA (KH003). The vegetation of the IBA comprises of flooded swamp forest and dense shrubland with emergent large trees, such as Xanthophyllum glaucum, Terminalia cambodiana and Barringtonia acutangula. The IBA is situated within the Tonle Sap Multiple Use Area, designated under the 1993 Royal Decree on Protected Areas, and the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve. The IBA supports breeding colonies of Darter (Anhinga melanogaster), Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) and Greater Adjutants (L. dubius).

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis) (Long Kheng, Ministry of Environment, pers. comm.).Asiatic Softshell Turtle (Amyda cartilaginea), Malayan Box Turtle (Cuora ambionensis), Malayan Snail-eating Turtle (Malayemys subtrijuga), Yellow-headed Temple Turtle (Hieremys annandalii), [Siamese Crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis)].

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius resident  2002  rare  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus resident  2002  common  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

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 4,500  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Ephemeral wetlands; Freshwater lakes and pools; Permanent swamps; Rivers and streams  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -

Protection status Overlaps with Tonle Sap Multiple Use Area (~4500ha)

Further web sources of information 

Site account from Directory of Important Bird Areas in Cambodia: key sites for conservation (Seng Kim Hout 2003)

References Goes F. and Hong C. (2002). The status and conservation of large waterbirds on the Tonle Sap Great Lake, Cambodia 2000-2001. Wildlife Conservation Society, Phnom Penh.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Dei Roneat. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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