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 AttApeu, Lao PDR
Key biodiversity values
Site description Includes upland tributaries and lowland plains in Attapeu Province. With relatively pristine upland areas, this province contains an isolated wetland complex of small pools and marshes that supports globally critically endangered species.
Biodiversity highlightsThe Giant Ibis, which was thought to be extinct, was rediscovered in this province.
There are viable wild populations of the critically endangered Siamese Crocodile.
Habitats• Deep Pools
• Riverine channels
• Marshes and swamps
• Rapids
• Upland tributaries
MammalsGlobally endangered and threatened species include:
• Asian Elephant Elephas maximus
• Dhole-Asian Wild Dog Cuon alpinus
• Eld’s Deer Cervus eldii
• Fishing Cat Prionailurus viverrinus
• Gaur Bos gaurus
• Irrawaddy dolphin Orcaella brevirostris
• Oriental Small-Clawed Otter Aonyx cinerea
• Silvered langur Semnopithecus cristatus
• Small Asian Mongoose Herpestes javanicus
• Tiger Panthera tigris
Birds: Globally threatened and endangered species at the site.

• Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus
• White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis papillosa davisoni
• Giant Ibis Pseudibis gigantea
• White-winged Duck Cairina scutulata
• Grey-headed Fish-Eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus
• Green Peafowl Pavo muticus
• Sarus Crane Grus antigone
• Masked Finfoot Heliopais personata
• Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus
• Asian Golden Weaver Ploceus hypoxanthus

Reptiles: Globally threatened and endangered recorded at site• Asian Giant Soft-shell turtle Pelochelys cantorii
• Asiatic soft-shell turtle Amyda cartilaginea
• Chinese three-striped box turtle Cuora trifasciata
• Elongated tortoise Indotetudo elongata
• Impressed tortoise Mauouria impressa
• Yellow-headed temple turtle Hieremys annandalii
• Siamese Crocodile Crocodylus siamensis
AmphibiansNo surveys undertaken
Fish: Status and Globally threatened and endangered recorded at site.
127 species recorded, proposed to contain up to 300 species.
• Royal Featherback Chitala blanci
• Endemic freshwater Herring Tenualosa thibaudeaui
• Jullien’s Barb Probarbus jullieni
InvertebratesNo surveys undertaken