Kuan Ki Sian of the Thale Noi Non-Hunting Area Wetlands

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Kuan Ki Sian of the Thale Noi Non-Hunting Area Wetlands

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    494 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    07°49'N 100°08'E
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Kuan Ki Sian of the Thale Noi Non-Hunting Area. 13/05/98; Songkhla; 494 ha; 07°50'N 100°08'E. Non-hunting Area. Located just north of the very large Thale Luang (Lake Songkla) in the south of the country, it is one of the few surviving intact freshwater wetland ecosystems in Thailand; specific wetland types found here are lake, marsh, Melaleuca (paperbark) swamp forest, paddy fields, and swamp grass lands. "Kuans" are islands free of water for most of the year located in the Melaleuca swamp forest: Kuan Ki Sian is a knoll at 0-2 meters above mean sea level within the Thale Noi area. The Thale Noi area is home to more than 5,000 families, almost all of which rely on some extraction or land use within the area. Activities include fishing, cattle grazing, cultivation, mat-making and tourism  the site is visited by more than 200,000 foreign and local visitors annually. Ramsar site no. 948. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

Administrative region: 
Phatthalung, Songkhla and Nakorn Srithammarat

  • National legal designation: 
    • Non-hunting area
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