Some 50,000 wild and fruit tree saplings have been replanted at the Jayavarman-Norodom National Park, known as Phnom Kulen (Kulen Mountain), on May 23 to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22).
The event took place under the presidency of H.E. Say Samal, Minister of Environment and H.E. Mong Reththy, Chairman of a Senate Commission, and attracted more than 1,000 participants.
H.E. Say Samal said these saplings will help maintaining the sustainability of water supply for communities living on Phnom Kulen as well as those living in Siem Reap province, and promoting the natural and cultural tourism.
The trees have been replanted on 16 ha in four communes of Banteay Srei district and a commune in Svay Leu district of Siem Reap province.
Currently, a total of 7.5 million ha or 41 percent of the total land area of Cambodia have been registered as protection natural area.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press