|Biosphere Reserve Information|
HAUY TAK TEAK
Located in the north of Thailand within the Ngao Demonstration Forest, the biosphere reserve comprises a big teak (Tectona grandis) plantation surrounded by natural mixed deciduous forests with teak stands. Haui Tak Teak Biosphere Reserve is part of the Ngao Demonstration Project, which seeks to test and demonstrate approaches to the conservation and sustainable use of forest resources. The site is used for field training of students as well as for professional training of forest managers and researchers.
Some 59,500 people live in the biosphere reserve (1999). The ethnic Thai groups are settled within the peneplain area whereas a hill tribe is living in the mountainous region. Most of the people are farmers who depend on the cultivation of paddy rice, corn, tobacco, soybeans and groundnuts or on orchards and livestock raising. Main human impacts on the ecosystem derive from illegal logging, urban expansion, agriculture and shifting cultivation. With some 32,000 national and international tourists each year (1999), tourism also plays an important economic role in the biosphere reserve.
|Major ecosystem type||Tropical dry or deciduous forests (incl. monsoon forests)|
|Major habitats & land cover types||Mixed deciduous forests with teak (Tectona grandis) together with Xylia kerrii, Pterocarpus macrocarpus, Afzelia xylocarpa, Lagerstroemia calyculata etc.; dry dipterocarps forest; dry evergreen forests; teak plantations|
|Location||18°20' to 19°05'N; 99°45' to 100°05'E|
|Transition area(s) when given|
|Altitude (metres above sea level)||+290 to +1,200|
|Administrative authorities||Lampang Province Forest Office and Regional Forest Office Forest Management and Economics Research Division Royal Forestry Department (RFD)|
|Last updated: 19/02/2001|