Mu Ko Ang Thong Marine National Park
|Year of Declaration:||2019|
|Area and Location:||
It is located in Ang Thong Sub-district, Koh Samui District, Surat Thani Province, about 35 km. west from Koh Samui and Pa Ngan Island.
A marine national park that comprises of 42 islands and has been listed as Ramsar Site in 2002. It is abundant with both island’s terrestrial and marine biological resources including 4 flagship species, namely Indo - Pacific Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus), Finless porpoise, (Neophocaena phocaenoiodes), Bryde’s Whale, (Balaenoptera edeni) and Green turtle (Chelonia mydas).
Lowland evergreen dipterocarp forest; lower and upper montane forest; peat swamp; forest over limestone, sub-alpine meadows and heathlands; freshwater lakes and rivers; 7 ecosystem: dry evergreen forest, ecotone forest, evergreen forest, mangrove forest, beach forest, seagrass bed and coral reef
Endemic Lady sliiper (Paphiopedilum niveum; Evergreen tree, Hopea odorata; Threatened Madhuca krabiensis; mangrove species like Lumnitzera littorea and Excoecarja agallocha
Plain-pouched hornbill, a vulnerable species; green sea turtles, whale sharks, bryde's whale, pacific humpback dolphin
|Ecotourism Destination and Activities:||
Mu Koh Ang Thong has become the crucial nature--based destination
|Biological Richness:||• 9 mammal species
• 17 reptile and amphibians
• 91 birds
• 59 species of butterflies and insects
• 175 flora species