Established as a marine national park in 1974, Tarutao National Marine Park is covering 1490 km² area at the southernmost #Thailand off the coast at Satun Province in the #Andaman Sea. The park consists of 51 islands within two groups; Tarutao Group to he east and Adang-Rawi Group to the west. There are three #archipelagos in the park; Tarutao Archipelago, Klang Archipelago and Adang Archipelago. The name Tarutao derives from Pulau Tertua (means "the island of old") which was the original name of the main island.
Tarutao National Marine Park was declared as an #ASEAN Heritage Parks and Reserves 1982. The park was also a candidate for #UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1990 but was rejected due to concerns around protection of river and forests, particularly on areas with saltwater crocodiles. The crocodile population is believed to be extinct in the national park and entire Thailand.
Some of common species seen in the park are boar, civet, mouse deer, hornbill, langur, various raptors, reticulated phyton and king cobra. There are also domestic cattle that has adapted a wildlife since decades ago and increasing in numbers. There are estimated 100 different species of birds in the national park. #IBD2017
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