Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary

Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary (Thai: เขตรักษาพันธุ์สัตว์ป่าเชียงดาว) is a protected area in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. Established on 25 August 1978, the sanctuary covers 521 km2 of the Doi Chiang Dao and southern mountainous regions of the Daen Lao Range, north of the Thanon Thong Chai Range. The tallest summit is 2,175 m high Doi Chiang Dao.

Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
Doi Chiang Dao (II).jpg
Doi Chiang Dao is the highest peak in the sanctuary.
Map showing the location of Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
Location in Thailand
LocationChiang Dao and Wiang Haeng districts, Chiang Mai Province
Coordinates19°24′16.078″N 98°55′24.718″E / 19.40446611°N 98.92353278°E / 19.40446611; 98.92353278Coordinates: 19°24′16.078″N 98°55′24.718″E / 19.40446611°N 98.92353278°E / 19.40446611; 98.92353278
Area521 km²[1]
Established25 August 1978[2]
Governing bodyWildlife Conservation Office

The sanctuary area is covered by various forest types, depending on altitude, including dry evergreen forests, hill evergreen forests, coniferous forests, deciduous dipterocarp forests, and meadows. It is the home to a number of endangered species of animals, such as long-tailed gorals (Naemorhedus caudatus), Sumatran serows (Capricornis sumatraensis), Asian golden cats (Catopuma temminckii), and big-headed turtles (Platysternon megacephalum).[1] Deignan's babblers (Stachyridopsis rodolphei) and Huia melasma are endemic to this area.[3][4]

A photo of a hill blue flycatcher in the wildlife sanctuary.

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  1. ^ a b Division of Information System on Wildlife Conservation. Wildlife Conservation Office. Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (n.d.). เขตรักษาพันธุ์สัตว์ป่าเชียงดาว [Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary] (in Thai). Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกากำหนดบริเวณที่ดินป่าเชียงดาว ในท้องที่ตำบลเมืองแหง ตำบลเมืองงาย ตำบลเมืองคอง ตำบลเชียงดาว และตำบลแม่นะ อำเภอเชียงดาว จังหวัดเชียงใหม่ ให้เป็นเขตรักษาพันธุ์สัตว์ป่า พ.ศ. ๒๕๒๑ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 95 (87 ฉบับพิเศษ): 19–20. 1978-08-24.
  3. ^ (n.d.). "Endemics". Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  4. ^ Stuart, S. (2006). "Huia melasma". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2006: e.T61865A12568334. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61865A12568334.en. Retrieved 13 January 2018.

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