Xe Pian National Park
Xi Pian National Park stretches east from the Mekong plain and south to the border with Cambodia, covering 240,000 hectares. There are over 29 different ecosystem providing prime settings for a rich and varied wildlife such as Asian Elephants, Sun Bears, Asiatic Black Bears, Sunda Pangolins and Smooth Coated Otters and Tigers. The park is also rich in bird life, and is home to great hornbills, and yellow-cheeked crested gibbons. Within the park and its buffer zone are numerous small villages of the Brau, Su and Lao Loum tribes, most of whom are subsistence farmers and dependent on the park for their survival.