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NATIONAL PROTECTED AREAs IN LAOS

XE BANG NOUAN

Location: Salavanh & Savanakhet Province.

Area: 1,260 sq. km

Ecotourism Activities Available: None yet

Key Species: No detailed survey information available.

Habitat: Evergreen, dry dipterocarp and mixed deciduous forest. The eastern portion of the NPA is flat to gently rolling terrain under 400 m north and south of the Bang Nouanriver. The flats are bounded by low hills to the north and the south. In the central portion the river breaks through a large block of steep hills. East from the hills the river flows in a wide valley rising north, south, and east to hills the crest of which demarcates the edge of the Bang Nouan catchment. Elevation is from 200 -1,000 m.

Access: Not easily accessible.