3 Wildlife Sanctuaries to explore in Cambodia
Southeast nation with a population of 15 million. Officially the Kingdom of Cambodia, It has an elective constitutional monarchy with a monarch.
This 2538-sq-km sanctuary has the country's highest peak, Phnom Aural, and is just east of the Central Cardamoms National Park. Unfortunately, the area is being destroyed from the south and the east by corrupt land speculation and rampant illegal logging. But also it is one of the main attractions in this area by its flora and fauna.
Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary boasts a unique mangrove ecosystem consisting of 23,750 hectares and has around 10,000 people living within its borders. The area is influenced by inter-tidal levels and water from highland areas. Although Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary is protected under the Ramsar Convention there are concerns about the destruction of mangrove forests and the clearing of coastal swamp forest due to excessive shrimp farming.
The Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary is a terrestrial protected area with tropical and subtropical moist and dry broadleaf forests. It is the largest remaining primary lowland evergreen forest in Cambodia with a wide range of flora and fauna. It also has a large range of wild animals also.