Van Long, Vietnam

Site Details
Assessment Details

Site Overview


KBA status: confirmed

Rationale for qualifying as KBA: This site qualifies as a Key Biodiversity Area of international significance because it meets one or more previously established criteria and thresholds for identifying sites of biodiversity importance (including Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas, Alliance for Zero Extinction sites, and Key Biodiversity Areas) 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

Habitats


IUCN Habitat Coverage level Coverage % Habitat detail
6. Rocky Areas (e.g., inland cliffs, mountain peaks) - - -
5. Wetlands (inland) - - -

Threats


Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Threat level 3 Timing Scope Severity Impact
1 Residential & commercial development 1.3 Tourism & recreation areas Ongoing Affects the minority of the population (<50%) Causing or likely to cause relatively slow but significant declines (<20% over 10 years or three generations; whichever is the longer) Medium
3 Energy production & mining 3.2 Mining & quarrying Ongoing Affects the minority of the population (<50%) Causing or likely to cause relatively slow but significant declines (<20% over 10 years or three generations; whichever is the longer) Medium
9 Pollution 9.5 Air-borne pollutants 9.5.2 Smog Ongoing Affects the majority of the population (50-90%) Causing or likely to cause relatively slow but significant declines (<20% over 10 years or three generations; whichever is the longer) High

Recommended citation


Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership (2022) 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 http://www.keybiodiversityareas.org/ on 26/05/2022.