Thursday, 19 November 2009

TH590 - Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex (2005)

Brief Description

"The Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex spans 230 km between Ta Phraya National Park on the Cambodian border in the east, and Khao Yai National Park in the west. The site is home to more than 800 species of fauna, including 112 mammal species (among them two species of gibbon), 392 bird species and 200 reptile and amphibian species. It is internationally important for the conservation of globally threatened and endangered mammal, bird and reptile species, among them 19 that are vulnerable, four that are endangered, and one that is critically endangered. The area contains substantial and important tropical forest ecosystems, which can provide a viable habitat for the long-term survival of these species."

东巴耶延山-考爱山森林保护区

"东巴耶延山-考爱山森林保护区横跨在柬埔寨 东部边缘的巴耶延国家公园和西部的考爱山国家公园之间,绵延230公里。这里是100米到1351米高的崎岖山区,总面积615 500公顷,其中有7500公顷在海拔1000米以上。北部由孟河的几条支流汇聚而成,其本身也是湄公河的支流。南边是许多瀑布、河谷和由四个溪流汇聚而 成的巴真武里河(Prachinburi River)。这里栖息着800多个动物种群,其中有112种哺乳动物(长臂猿类有两种)、392种鸟类,200种爬行和两栖类动物。保护世界上受到威胁 和濒危哺乳动物、鸟类和爬行动物具有全球性的重要意义。这其中有19种动物易受危害,4种动物处于濒危状态,还有1种受到严重威胁。这一地区包含丰富而重 要的热带森林生态系统,为这些动物的长期生存提供了一个适宜的栖所。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/590


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