Kon Ka Kinh National Park
|Year of Declaration:||2003|
|Area and Location:||
Kon Ka Kinh National Park covers 33,565 and is located in the northeastern region of Gia Lai province within the administrative boundaries of Dak Roong, Kroong and Kon Pne communes (Kbang rural district),Ha Dong commune (Dac Doa rural district) and Ayun commune (Mang Yang rural district).
The highest point in the park is Kon Ka Kinh Mountain at 1,748 meters above sea level while the southwest area is below 700 meters. Local people depend on the Park’s resources for their firewood, honey, rattans, and at least 110 medicinal plants.
Forest types include mountain evergreen forest, mixed coniferous forest and broadleaf forest.
The Park harbors the near-threatened po mu (Fokienia hodginsii) or Fujian cypress, and endemic species such Pinus dalatensis,Craibiodendron scleranthum, Afzelia xylocarpa, Calamus poilanei, Dalbergia cochinchinensis, Dialium cochinchinensis,Alchornea annamica, Baccaurea silvestris,Dendrobium ochraceum and Bulbophyllum hiepii.
Threatened species include Indochina endemics such as buff-cheeked gibbon, douc langur (Pygathrix nemaeus) and truong son muntjac (Muntiacus truongsonensis).
|Ecotourism Destination and Activities:||
Popular activities include trekking and bird watching, and attractions in the park include waterfalls, springs, and lakes, particularly Bien Ho (To Nung Lake), which is called the “Pearl of Pleiku”,since its waters are so clear that fish canoe seen swimming underwater.
|Biological Richness:||• 652 species of vascular plants
• 42 species of mammals
• 160 species of birds
• 29 species of reptiles
• 22 species of amphibians
• 209 species of butterflies