Khao Khiao–Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary

The Khao Khiao–Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary (Thai: เขตรักษาพันธุ์สัตว์ป่าเขาเขียว-เขาชมภู่) is a protected area in the Khao Khiao Massif, in Chonburi Province, Thailand. Founded in 1974, it is an IUCN Category IV wildlife sanctuary, measuring 145 km2 in area.[1]

Khao Khiao–Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary
เขตรักษาพันธุ์สัตว์ป่าเขาเขียว-เขาชมภู่
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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Entrance to the Khao Khiao Open Zoo at the edge of the wildlife sanctuary
Map showing the location of Khao Khiao–Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Khao Khiao–Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary
Location in Thailand
LocationThailand
Nearest cityChonburi / Pattaya
Coordinates13°14′45″N 101°4′15″E / 13.24583°N 101.07083°E / 13.24583; 101.07083Coordinates: 13°14′45″N 101°4′15″E / 13.24583°N 101.07083°E / 13.24583; 101.07083
Area145 km2
Established1974
Governing bodyWildlife Conservation Office

It is partly covered with dry and moist broadleaf forest in the lower ranges. This is the last forested area in Chonburi Province. The Khao Khiao Open Zoo is at the foot of the mountain area.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Protected Planet - Khao Khiew Khao Chompu Wildlife Sanctuary[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Khao Khiao Open Zoo". Archived from the original on 2011-09-18. Retrieved 2012-02-16.

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