Phou Den Din National Protected Area

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Phou Den Din National Protected Area
Southeast Asia, Laos (green)
LocationPhongsaly, Laos
Area2,200 km2 (850 sq mi)
Elevation1,700 m (5,600 ft)
WebsiteLao People’s Democratic Republic, National Report on Protected Areas and Development

Phou Den Din National Protected Area or National Biodiversity Conservation Area (NBCA) is a protected area in northern Laos, covering 2,200 km2 in Phongsaly Province.[1] The name is also spelt Phou Dene Dinh and Phou Daen Din. The conservation area borders Vietnam, and its terrain is hilly, rising to over 2,000 meters. Among the animals found in the area are elephants, gibbons, macaques, gaurs, bantengs, Asiatic black bears, sun bears, leopards, and tigers.[2][3] It also has a high density of lesser fish eagles and crested kingfishers.[4] The area is not easily accessible, but can be reached by boat or on foot.[5] It was designated a National Biodiversity Conservation Area in 1993.[6]

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  1. ^ "Phou Daen Din National Protected Area, Laos". Nam Ha National Protected Area ( Nam Ha NPA ). Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  2. ^ khambang (18 June 2015). "Surveying Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon in Phou Dendin National Protected Area". Lao Biodiversity Association.
  4. ^ William Robichaud and Bounhom Sounthala (1995). "A Preliminary Wildlife and Habitat Survey of Phou Dendin National Biodiversity Conservation Area, Phongsali".CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  5. ^ "National Protected Area in Laos: Phou Den Din". Tourism Laos.
  6. ^ "Phou Dene Din in Lao People's Democratic Republic". Protected Planet.

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