Xe Xap National Protected Area in Sekong and Salavanh provinces

Xe Xap National Protected Area, which covers an area of 1,335 km2 straddling Sekong and Salavanh provinces includes part of the southern Annamite Mountains and is mostly steep terrain with high plateaus of about 1.400m. On the eastern and southern sides of Xe Xap steep faces rise from 400m to 1.400m, topped by Dong Be at 2.066m. The protected area’s habitat of hill evergreen, semi-evergreen and pine forests support large mammal species including two types of bear, gaur, dhole, serow, large antlered muntjac and tigers.