Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary

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Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
เขตรักษาพันธุ์สัตว์ป่าห้วยขาแข้ง
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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Map showing the location of Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
Location in Thailand
Location Kanchanaburi, Tak and Uthai Thani Provinces
Nearest city Tak (town)
Coordinates 15°25′05″N 99°13′57″E / 15.41806°N 99.23250°E / 15.41806; 99.23250Coordinates: 15°25′05″N 99°13′57″E / 15.41806°N 99.23250°E / 15.41806; 99.23250[1]
Area 2574.64 km2
Established 1972
Governing body Wildlife Conservation Division
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Type Natural
Criteria vii, ix, x
Reference 591
UNESCO region Asia-Pacific
Inscription history
Inscription 1991 (15th Session)

Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary (Thai: เขตรักษาพันธุ์สัตว์ป่าห้วยขาแข้ง) is a protected area in Thailand. It is located in the Dawna Range, Kanchanaburi, Tak and Uthai Thani Provinces. It was declared a World Heritage Site Site by the United Nations in 1991,[2] together with the adjoining Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary. Huai Kha Khaeng stretches over an area of 257,464 ha.

History[edit]

The wildlife sanctuary was created on September 4, 1972, covering an area of 1,019,375 rai. It was enlarged twice - on May 21, 1986 to 1,609,150 rai, and on December 30, 1992 to 1,737,587 rai.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huay Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  2. ^ "Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary". United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre. March 1991. Archived from the original on 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 

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