Mu Ko Chang National Park

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Mu Ko Chang National Park
อุทยานแห่งชาติหมู่เกาะช้าง
IUCN category II (national park)
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Map showing the location of Mu Ko Chang National Park
Map showing the location of Mu Ko Chang National Park
Map of Thailand
LocationKo Chang District, Trat Province, Thailand
Coordinates11°58′44″N 102°22′05″E / 11.979°N 102.368°E / 11.979; 102.368Coordinates: 11°58′44″N 102°22′05″E / 11.979°N 102.368°E / 11.979; 102.368[1]
Area650 km2 (250 sq mi)
Established1982

Mu Ko Chang National Park (Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติหมู่เกาะช้าง) is in Trat Province, eastern Thailand. It spans several provincial districts.[2] It is a marine national park[3] with an area of 650 square kilometres (250 sq mi), including 52 islands.[2] The most notable island within the archipelago is Ko Chang. Ko Chang covers an area of 212.947 km2 and is the major island in the Mu Ko Chang National Park, which became Thailand's 45th National Park in 1982. The park is an IUCN Category II protected area with coral reefs.[4]

Fauna[edit]

Jawed vertebrates present around the island include Oceanic whitetip shark and Whitetip reef shark.[5]:56 Among the reptile and amphibian species are King cobra, Reticulated python, Common water monitor, Hawksbill sea turtle and Soft-shelled turtle.[5]:56 Pink skunk clownfish is also around the island.[5]:54 Mammals on the island include Barking deer, Small Indian civet, Squirrel and Stump-tailed macaque.[5]:56 Bird population include Red-headed trogon, Tickell's blue flycatcher, Blue-winged pitta, Hooded pitta, Great hornbill, Wreathed hornbill, Oriental pied hornbill, Shikra, Green imperial pigeon and Heart-spotted woodpecker.[5]:55,56

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mu Ko Chang Marine National Park". protectedplanet.net. Archived from the original on 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2012-06-17.[failed verification]
  2. ^ a b "Koh Chang National Park". Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  3. ^ Braatz, Susan M. (November 1992). Conserving Biological Diversity: A Strategy for Protected Areas in the Asia-Pacific Region. World Bank Publications. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-8213-2307-6. Retrieved October 1, 2011.
  4. ^ Spalding, Mark; Ravilious, Corinna; Green, Edmund Peter (2001). World Atlas of Coral Reefs. University of California Press. pp. 265–. ISBN 978-0-520-23255-6. Retrieved October 1, 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e Elliot, Stephan; Cubitt, Gerald (2001). THE NATIONAL PARKS and other Wild Places of THAILAND. New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd. ISBN 9781859748862.

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