Salawin Wildlife Sanctuary

The Salawin Wildlife Sanctuary (Thai: เขตรักษาพันธุ์สัตว์ป่าสาละวิน) is located in Thailand near the border with Burma and includes the Thai section of the Salween River. Founded in 1978, it is an IUCN Category IV wildlife sanctuary, measuring 87,500 square kilometres (33,800 sq mi) in size.[1]

Salawin Wildlife Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Salawin Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Salawin Wildlife Sanctuary
Location in Thailand
Nearest cityMae Hong Son
Coordinates18°12′30″N 97°44′15″E / 18.20833°N 97.73750°E / 18.20833; 97.73750Coordinates: 18°12′30″N 97°44′15″E / 18.20833°N 97.73750°E / 18.20833; 97.73750
Area875 km²
Governing bodyWildlife Conservation Office


  1. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre; IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre; IUCN Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas (November 1990). 1990 United Nations list of national parks and protected areas. IUCN. pp. 171–. ISBN 978-2-8317-0032-8. Retrieved October 1, 2011.