Staff Blog :Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex A Biodiversity Hotspot of Asia


The Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex is in the eastern part of Tanao Si Mountain Range,bordering Myanmar and covering about 3 million rai in Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan provinces. Due to its location, the forest complex becomes a center of plant and animal biodiversity and was later declared as an ‘Asean Heritage Park’.

Hornbills, butterflies and more than 400 species of birds and insects have been recorded in Kaeng Krachan, making it one of the best bird watching spots in Thailand. Kaeng Krachan is also a major habitat of several endangered species, including native freshwater crocodiles that are found only in this forest complex area.

Photos from 120 camera traps Toyota Motor Corporation provided us through LivingAsianForestProjectreveal rare wildlife living in the forest complex such as Asiaticblackbears, Gaurs, Wildelephants, Armadillos,and reserved species Tapirs,Serows,Fea’smuntjacs,Leopards,Marbledcats and at least 2 Tigers, raising hope among conservationists and park rangers for increasingthehealthy wildlifepopulation.

These animals don’t just live their lives but their existence “reflects the forest health”. The plant and wild species in Kui Buri are thus, worth safeguarding for the sake of all wild populationsnot only tigers and leopards, but also their prey.
WWF hope our global partnership with Toyota Motor Corporation to save and increasethe population ofbig cats and all species that are dependent on ecosystem in the Kaeng Krachan forest and will eventually bring positive changes to all living creatures.

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