Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary

Data Source : Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary
Attraction Name
Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary
Green Travel National Parks and Marine Reserves
Established in 1965, Salakpra was Thailand's first wildlife sanctuary, created to protect a rich forest fauna close to Bangkok and the famous River Kwai. Over the years, it has been diminished and abused through official neglect and a growing human population around its much altered, still uncertain boundary. As a result, Salakpra is now a badly damaged, peninsula arm of WEFCOM, home to shockingly few wild animals other than 130-150 elephants whose forest home is degrading every day at the hands of local people and outsiders exploiting it for free. Once a symbol of Thai pride, it is now a symbol of shame.
Intro Image
Salakpra needs help to avoid becoming an ecological wasteland of limited biological value. It is badly damaged, more so in some areas than others, but it is not yet dead. It can recover, given the chance, but who cares enough to help? Salakpra is too small and too ordinary to excite national or international attention for its biodiversity attributes, but it is valuable to Kanchanaburi, especially to those who live around it, for its forest products and ecosystem services. The Department of National Parks has the mandate to care for it but cannot do so without political will, local support, technical skills, and adequate resources. Local people have the will, for their own sake, but no rights, responsibilities, or resources. Local government has resources but no mandate or political will.
Doi Soi malai sightseeing ,river rafting
Responsible authority
Wang Dong Mueang Kanchanaburi Kanchanaburi 71000
Wang Dong Mueang Kanchanaburi Kanchanaburi 71000
Telephone, Fax, Mobile
034 584 032
034 584 032
Website URL
Contact Name
Opening hours
Sunday 08:30 - 16:30
Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30
Saturday 08:30 - 16:30
Opening hours remark
Proper range
Cost rate
Cost rate remark
Use time
Appropriate group of tourists
Social Network
Bus Car
Transportation remark
Hospice Tent Toilet Restaurant Tourist Assistance Center Disabled Facilities Bathroom for he Disabled
Waste Separation Electricity Natural Water Plumbing Security Guard Telephone Signal
Find out more