Krabi Estuary

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Krabi Estuary

  • Country: 
    Thailand
  • Site number: 
    1100
  • Area: 
    21,299 ha
  • Designation date: 
    05-07-2001
  • Coordinates: 
    07°58'N 98°55'E
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Overview

Krabi Estuary. 05/07/01; Krabi Province; 21,299 ha; 07°58'N 098°55'E. National Reserve Forest. An area of sand beach, mangroves, and mudflats, with some steep wooded cliffs and intertidal mudflats extending up to 2km offshore at low tide. A complex of rivers open to the sea within the site, and extensive seagrass beds are present at Sriboya Island. Some 221 bird species are found in the mangrove areas, and the mudflats form one of the most important areas in southern Thailand for migratory birds. Water quality has suffered from nearby community enlargement and the rapid growth of tourism from nearby Krabi city, and increased aquaculture may bring cause for concern. Most mangrove areas are presently forest concession but will convert to conservation purposes by the end of 2001. Ramsar site no. 1100. Most recent RIS information: 2001.

Administrative region: 
Krabi Province

  • National legal designation: 
    • National Reserve Forest
    • National Park
  • Last publication date: 
    05-07-2001

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