Pang Nga Bay Marine National Park

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Pang Nga Bay Marine National Park

  • Country: 
    Thailand
  • Site number: 
    1185
  • Area: 
    40,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
    14-08-2002
  • Coordinates: 
    08°17'N 98°36'E
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Overview

Pang Nga Bay Marine National Park. 14/08/02; Pang Nga Province; 40,000 ha; 08°17'N 098°36'E. National Park. A shallow bay with 42 islands, comprising shallow marine waters and intertidal forested wetlands, with at least 28 species of mangrove; seagrass beds and coral reefs are also present. At least 88 bird species, including the globally threatened Malaysian Plover (Charadrius peronii) and Asian Dowitcher (Limnodromus semipalmatus), can be found within the site, as well as 82 fish species, 18 reptiles, three amphibians, and 17 mammal species, including endangered Dugong, White-hand Gibbon (Hylobates lar), Serow (Capricornis sumatraensis), and Black Finless Porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides). A number of diverse cultures co-exist in local communities, practicing fishing, harvesting Nypa palm fronds for thatch, and catering to an extensive international tourist presence drawn both by the natural beauties and by archaeological sites, including paintings more than a thousand years old. Ramsar site no. 1185. Most recent RIS information: 2002.

Administrative region: 
Pang Nga Province

  • National legal designation: 
    • Marine National Park
  • Last publication date: 
    14-08-2002

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