Tanintharyi coastal dune forest



Tanintharyi coastal dune forest occurs as a thin band of vegetation along the Tanintharyi coastline. The coastal dune forest primarily occurs in sheltered hind-dune locations where it tolerates salt spray, exposed conditions, and nutrient deficient soil (Stamp, 1924b). However, despite tolerating salt spray, it is beyond the influence of tidal inundation and cannot occur in areas regularly inundated by high tides.

Assessment summary

Tanintharyi coastal dune forest is listed as Data Deficient because of a lack of information on its distribution, change in area over time and the impact of threatening processes. It is thought to occur across much of the Tanintharyi coastline but studies targeting its distribution and change are required to conduct a detailed red list of ecosystems assessment of this ecosystem. Data Deficient.