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The Recovery of the Nong Han Wetlands

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Nong Han wetland, which was declared a wetland of international importance and may in the future be nominated as a RAMSAR site, is an important habitat of hundred thousands of villagers and more than 200 species of wildlife.

WHAT IS THE ISSUE ?

Nong Han wetland in Sakon Nakhon is the largest freshwater lake in northeast Thailand and the second largest lake in Thailand The lake covers an area of 77,016 rai or 123 square kilometers with an Upstream sources from Phu Phan mountain range feed into the lake and drain into the Mekong River.

Nong Han wetland in Sakon Nakhon province was declared a wetland of international importance by the Thai government in 2001. It is a very important conservation area and may in the future be nominated as a RAMSAR site.

WHAT ARE WE DOING ?

On January 1, 2018, WWF and the Department of Freshwater Resources Conservation received support from HSBC to run a two-year project to help the community manage and restore the Nong Han wetlands. In its first year, the project has improved community well-being by providing more income and a better quality of life in 34 villages in the vicinity of Nong Han.