Declared Areas

Currently, there are six environmental protection areas connected with 6 provinces including Chonburi, Phuket, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri khan, Krabi, and Pang Nga, covering 9,499.26 square kilometers, as detailed in Table  and Figure  

 

Table  The environmental protection areas located in the coastal zone

Environmental protection areas

Area

(km2)

Declared date

The environmental protection areas in Phang Nga are some areas that located along the coast of Phang-na province covering the districts of Kuraburi, Takua Pa, Tai Muang, Takua Tung, Muang Phang Nga, Tub Pud, and Ko Yao. 

3,309.80

15 March 2007
The environmental protection areas in Chonburi cover Banglamung and Sattaheep districts.

396.24

30 July 2010
The environmental protection areas in Phuket

1,308.01

30 July 2010
The environmental protection areas in Petchburi cover the districts of Ban Laem, Muang Petchburi, Tha Yang, and Cha-am, while only one environmental protection area in Prachub Kiri Khan is located in Pranburi district.   

850.74

19 July 2010
The environmental protection areas in Krabi cover the districts of Ao Luek, Muang, Nue Klong, Klong Tom, and Ko Lan La

2,785.01

15 March 2007
The environmental protection areas Krabi located in Mu Ko Phi Phi

849.46

30 July 2010

Total area

9,499.26

Source: Department of Coastal and Marine Resources (B.E.2555a)