Ministry of Environment: Cambodia Has 12 National Parks

AKP Phnom Penh, October 20, 2017 —

Cambodia has in total 12 national parks covering some 1,720,269 hectares or 9.5 percent of the country’s total area, according to the figures of the Ministry of Environment.

Those national parks are located in different provinces, including Kampong Speu, Kep, Koh Kong, Kampot, Pursat, Siem Reap, Rattanakiri, Preah Sihanouk, and Stung Treng.

They are Preah Suramarit-Kossamak National Park (Kirirom) of 35,232 hectares in Kampong Speu, Preah Sihanouk, and Koh Kong provinces; Preah Monivong (Bokor) of 154,458 hectares in Kampot, Preah Sihanouk, and Kampong Speu provinces; Kep of 1,152 hectares in Kep province; Preah Sihanouk (Ream) of 15,000 hectares in Preah Sihanouk province; Botum Sakor of 171,250 hectares in Koh Kong province; Preah Jayavarman-Norodom (Phnom Kulen) of 37,500 hectares in Siem Reap province; Virak Chey of 332,500 hectares in Rattanakiri and Stung Treng provinces; Veun Sai-Siem Pang of 57,469 hectares in Stung Treng and Rattanakiri provinces; Central Cardamom of 401,313 hectares in Koh Kong, Pursat, and Kampong Speu provinces; O’ Yadav of 101,348 hectares in Rattanakiri province; Southern Cardamom of 410,392 hectares in Koh Kong, Pursat, Kampong Speu, and Preah Sihanouk provinces; and Koh Rong of 2,655 hectares in Preah Sihanouk province.

Cambodia currently has 19 wildlife sanctuaries covering more than 3 million hectares in the provinces of Battambang, Siem Reap, Preah Vihear, Pursat, Kampong Thom, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Speu, Rattanakiri, Mondulkiri, Kratie, Stung Treng and Koh Kong.

Besides, up to now, there are in total 46 natural protected areas and 3 biodiversity conservation corridors of more than 7.3 million hectares in the Kingdom, including the newly-established 32,000-ha natural heritage site of Phnom Yat in Sangkat Pailin of Pailin northwestern province.

By Khan Sophirom

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