Van Long, Vietnam

Site Details
Assessment Details

Site Overview

KBA status: Global/ Regional to be determined

Rationale for qualifying as KBA: Global/ Regional KBA status to be determined: a KBA of international significance identified using previously established criteria and thresholds and that has not yet been reassessed using the revised KBA criteria and thresholds set out in the Global Standard.

Priority for re-assessment against the Global KBA Standard.

The site has been reviewed and re-confirmed as a KBA in the process of compiling the revised 2011 CEPF Ecosystem Profile for the Indo-Burma Hotspot.

Global KBA criteria:
Year of assessment: 2012
National site name: Van Long
Central coordinates: Lat: 20.35 Long: 105.82
System: Terrestrial
Altitude (m): 0 to 0
Area of KBA (ha): 2,563
Protected area coverage (%): 70


IUCN Habitat Coverage level Coverage % Habitat detail
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Major (>= 10%) -
Wetlands (inland) Minor (< 10%) -


Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Threat level 3 Timing Scope Severity Impact
Pollution Air-borne pollutants Smog happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Residential & commercial development Tourism & recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production & mining Mining & quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Recommended citation

Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership (2020) Key Biodiversity Areas factsheet: Van Long. Extracted from the World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas. Developed by the Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership: BirdLife International, IUCN, American Bird Conservancy, Amphibian Survival Alliance, Conservation International, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, Global Environment Facility, Global Wildlife Conservation, NatureServe, Rainforest Trust, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, World Wildlife Fund and Wildlife Conservation Society. Downloaded from on 27/11/2021.