Wetland and Eastern Sarus Crane Conservation Center, Huai Chorakhe Mak Reservoir
The Eastern Sarus Crane is listed as one of fifteen endangered wild animals of Thailand. This fact alone reveals an interesting glimpse of this Wetland and Eastern Sarus Crane Conservation Center, Huai Chorakhe MakReservoir, Buriram.
The primary role of the centre is the study and propagation of Eastern Sarus Cranes (Thai Crane) with the aim of releasing the birds back into their natural habitat. In the past, Eastern Sarus Cranes almost became extinct in the wild due to a combination of causes, alongside the fact that they are naturally monogamous birds that mate for life and lay only a small amount of eggs during a short period each year. The cranes have also been critically affected by the destruction of wetlands, their natural habitat. As a result, the centre had to tackle multiple factors to ensure their chance of survival in the wild, including the study and propagation of Eastern Sarus Cranes and efficient methods of releasing them back into the wild, the conservation of wetlands as their habitat, and the establishment of knowledge, consciousness and cooperation between local communities and the general public with a true understanding of the importance of conservation and preserving wetland wildlife so that these beautiful birds can continue to live and breed sustainably in the nature.
During the visit, travelers will be equipped with a local guide who provides them with a wealth of relevant knowledge. They can choose to visit a bird-watching spot and tower to catch a glance of some Eastern Sarus Cranes and other wildlife, support an array of local souvenirs to help generate income for neighboring communities or bike around the reservoir to admire the natural scenery and the resident birds.
- Learn about Eastern Sarus Cranes and guidelines for releasing them back into nature.
- Learn the importance of conservation and preserving wetland wildlife.
- Bike around the reservoir to admire nature and the cranes.
Best Time to Visit
- All seasons. Late October to March recommended. Open everyday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.