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Ministry of Environment and partners dedicated to improving biodiversity conservation as well as community livelihood in protected areas

Ministry of Environment and partners dedicated to improving biodiversity conservation as well as community livelihood in protected areas

Ministry of Environment and partners committed to improving biodiversity conservation and community livelihood in protected area

The Ministry of Environment, NatureLife Cambodia and BirdLife International continue to implement projects in support of their commitment to conserving biodiversity, improving the livelihood of the Boeung Prk Lpou community.

One of the most important wetlands in the nation is the protected area. It is home to many species of wildlife, as well as plants that are unique to the Cambodian wetlands. Boeung Prek Lpou protected areas are located in Borey Chulsa, Koh Andet and Takeo.

Neth Pheaktra, Secretary of State, and Spokesperson of Ministry of Environment, reaffirmed this commitment during the visit of a delegation from the Ministry of Environment on January 16 to learn more about progress in wetland conservation projects within Boeung PrekLpou protected area.

According to the Secretary of state, we are currently implementing four main activities, including community improvement, biodiversity conservation and education, outreach, research, and outreach.

We have constructed a sub-station for biodiversity conservation to strengthen patrols within the 16-hectare reservoir construction area to permanently hold water to support waterfowl and cranes, Secretary Pheaktra reported.

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The working group has also managed the spread invasive species such as mimosa piegra in the protected area. Five hectares of the wetlands have been used for seedlings.

Apart from conservation work, the group has also implemented conservation lessons into school curriculums. They want to increase awareness about the importance of biodiversity.

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