Cambodia Establishes Another Natural Heritage Site in Pailin

The Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to establish Phnom Yat in Sangkat Pailin of Pailin northwestern province as a natural heritage site, according to the Ministry of Environment's recent press release.

This newly established natural heritage site covers an area of nearly 32,000 hectares, it underlined.

The establishment was made at the request of the Ministry of Environment in order to protect the ecosystem and limit the use of biodiversity, natural and cultural resources as well as to protect the natural beauty, landscape and value of this area.

Phnom Yat is a former battlefield between 1975 and 1998.

Up to now, Cambodia has in total 46 natural protected areas and 3 biodiversity conservation corridors covering more than 7.3 million hectares.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press