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6 Thai National Parks on ‘Tentative’ List for UNESCO World Heritage Consideration

Six Andaman National Parks Included in Unesco World Heritage Centre’s Tentative List

Six Andaman Sea national parks nominated by Thailand for consideration as UNESCO world heritage sites have made the United Nations’ agency’s “tentative” list.

Sunee Saksuea, director of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation, said the Andaman Sea Nature Reserves, which comprise six national parks, have been included in the tentative list after being submitted Dec. 18.

The department and related agencies will proceed under the World Heritage Center’s guidelines and register Thailand’s Andaman Sea Nature Reserves as world heritage sites.

Thailand’s Andaman Sea Nature Reserves are located in Ranong, Phangnga and Phuket provinces covering Mu Ko Ranong, Laem Son, Mu Ko Surin, Mu Ko Similan, Khao Lampi-Hat Thai Mueang, and Sirinat national parks.