Dong Phayayen–Khao Yai Forest Complex
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
View in Khao Yai National Park
|Inscription||2005 (29th Session)|
|Area||615,500 ha (1,521,000 acres)|
Dong Phayayen–Khao Yai Forest Complex (Thai: ป่าดงพญาเย็น-เขาใหญ่, pronounced [pàː.dōŋ.pʰā.jāː.jēn.kʰǎw.jàj]) is the inscribed name of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Thailand. It covers the areas of five protected areas in the Dong Phaya Yen Mountains and Sankamphaeng Range, namely Khao Yai, Thap Lan, Pang Sida and Ta Phraya National Parks, and Dong Yai Wildlife Sanctuary. The property was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 2005.
Still, continued illegal Siamese rosewood logging and ongoing road expansion risking encroachment within the reserve saw the World Heritage Committee warn of a potential downgrading of the complex to the “World Heritage in Danger List”. The Committee is expected to make a decision at its 41st session in July 2017.
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- "Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
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