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NATIONAL PROTECTED AREAs IN LAOS

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Location: Salavanh & Sekong Province.

Area: 1,335 sq. km

Ecotourism Activities Available: None yet

Key Species: Two species of bears, gaur, dhole, serow, large antlered muntjac and tigers.

Habitat: Hill evergreen, semi-evergreen and pine forest. The NPA, which encompasses part of the Southern Annamite Mountains, is mostly steep terrain with high plateaus at about 1,400 m. There are very steep faces on the eastern and southern sides of the NPA, rising from 400 - 1,400 m. The highest peak, Dong Be, rises to 2,066 m.

Access: Access is via the road leading from Salavanh to Ta-Oy and further east to Samuoay.