Wildlife Alliance Cambodia (WAC) and the Prambei Mom Forest Community (PMFC) have united to protect a forest area spanning 937ha across Kampong Speu province to conserve its broad biodiversity.
Community forest chief Soeun Lay told The Post on Tuesday that the protected area consists of different terrains including highlands and mountain ranges.
He said the area is home of many species of wild animals such as red jungle fowls, wild boars, wolves, monitor lizards, hydrosaurus salvators (Asian water monitor lizard), tragulus javanicuses (Java mousedeer), peafowl and endangered bantengs.
The PMFC said: “We have protected this forest area for 19 years. Our goal is to protect and conserve this amazingly bio-diverse region, especially for animals like the banteng which are endangered.
Khouth Sophak Chakrya