Dong Ampham National Biodiversity Conservation Area

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Dong Ampham National Biodiversity Conservation Area is an extensive protected area which covers a significant part of Attapeu Province and Sekong Province in the southeast corner of Laos on the border with Vietnam. It covers the northeastern part of Attepeu Province and southeastern part of Sekong Province.

The heavily forested area, covering about 200,000 hectares, forms one of the National Biodiversity Conservation Areas of Laos, and was established on 29 October 1993.[1] [2] it contains "some of the last intact areas of lowland and tropical forests remaining in mainland Southeast Asia."[3] Rivers flowing through the park include Xe Kaman River and Xe Xou River.[4] The wetlands are home to populations of Siamese crocodiles and elephants and large cats are known to inhabit the park.[1] The volcanic lake Nong Fa Lake lies within it.

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  1. ^ a b "Dong Ampham NBCA (DAP)" (PDF). ASEAN. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Dong Ampham National Biodiversity Conservation Area". Protectedplanet.net. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  3. ^ Islam, Nahid (1 January 2010). The Law of Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses: Options for Regional Regime-building in Asia. Kluwer Law International. p. 257. ISBN 978-90-411-3196-6. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  4. ^ Claridge, Gordon (1996). An Inventory of Wetlands of the Lao P.D.R. IUCN. p. 32. ISBN 978-2-8317-0319-0. Retrieved 21 July 2012.

Coordinates: 15°6′27″N 107°25′28″E / 15.10750°N 107.42444°E / 15.10750; 107.42444