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NATIONAL PROTECTED AREAs IN LAOS

DONG HOUA SAO

Location: Champasack Province.

Area: 1,100 sq. km

Ecotourism Activities Available: none yet

Key Species: Elephant, grey-faced tit-babbler, yellow-cheeked gibbon.

Habitat: Semi-dry evergreen forest is the dominant vegetation type in the lowlands and the uplands. Lowland plains comprise well over half of the protected area at elevations from 100 - 300 m. Steep to very steep slopes rise to the edge of the Boloven Plateau at an elevation of around 1,000 m. Peaks near the plateau rim reach almost 1,300 m.

Access: Dong Houa Sao is easily accessed from major hard-top, all-weather roads in the west (Route 13 South) and north (Pakse-Paksong). Another east-west road skirts DHS in the south.