Virachey National Park is among the largest protected areas in Cambodia (3,325 square kilometres) and one of only two Cambodian ASEAN Heritage Parks, according to Fauna & Flora International (FFI).
Together with adjacent protected areas in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam, Virachey forms one of the largest areas of contiguous protected forest in Asia. Despite Virachey’s remarkable biodiversity value, carbon storage capacity and transboundary conservation importance, the Park has received very limited conservation attention, with virtually none over the last decade, and its biodiversity has been little studied.
FFI is addressing this gap by working with the Ministry of Environment to understand the wildlife of Virachey National Park and to strengthen its management.
This work would not be possible without the support of the British Embassy in Cambodia and FFI´s Species Fund.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press