New conservation zones in Cambodia
On April 1st, 2016 the Ministry of Environment officially announced the allocation of 950,000 hectares of Forest Areas as a “Protection and Conservation Zone”. That is 1.33 million European soccer fields !
The zones cover
– Prey Lang Forest in Northern Cambodia
– Cardamom Mountain Corridor in the South
– Prey Preah Roka Protected Forest in Preah Vihear province in the North
– Veun Sai Forest and Siem Pang Forest in Virachey National Park the North