Cambodia lists 9 mountains as natural heritage sites

The Cambodian government designated nearly 3,500 hectares of forest land in northwest Battambang and Banteay Meanchey provinces as natural heritage sites in a bid to facilitate the protection of biodiversity and natural ecosystems in the kingdom for future generations, the Khmer Times reported on Wednesday.

Nine sub-decrees, signed by Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Monday, listed three newly designated natural heritage sites in Battambang, namely Prampi Mountain covering 354 hectares, Teak Traing Mountain (79.8 hectares), and Kiriyong Mountain (984.3 hectares).

Six mountains from Banteay Meanchey were also listed: Phnom Preah-Phnom Veng (1,500 hectares), Svay Mountain (16 hectares), Bak Mountain (36 hectares), Chunh Chaing Mountain (19 hectares), Preah Netr Preah Mountain (13 hectares), and Yey Som Mountain (416 hectares).

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