Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex

UNESCO RegionAsia and the Pacific
LocationProvinces of Saraburi, Nakhon Nayok, Nakhon Rachisima, Prachinburi, Srakaew and Burirum
CoordinatesN14 19 48 E102 2 60
Inscription Date2005
Property (ha)615,500
Type of HeritageNatural
CriteriaTo contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity; including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation
All ThreatsGround transport infrastructure
All ThreatsWater infrastructure
All ThreatsLand conversion
All ThreatsLivestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals
All ThreatsImpacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
Unesco Reference Number590
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionThe Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex spans 230 km between Ta Phraya National Park on the Cambodian border in the east, and Khao Yai National Park in the west. The site is home to more than 800 species of fauna, including 112 mammal species (among them two species of gibbon), 392 bird species and 200 reptile and amphibian species. It is internationally important for the conservation of globally threatened and endangered mammal, bird and reptile species, among them 19 that are vulnerable, four that are endangered, and one that is critically endangered. The area contains substantial and important tropical forest ecosystems, which can provide a viable habitat for the long-term survival of these species.
StatusWorld Heritage Site