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USAID, gov’t to release report on Prey Lang

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An environment ministry report said the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary covers more than 431,683ha in Kampong Thom, Preah Vihear, Kratie and Stung Treng provinces. AKP

USAID, gov’t to release report on Prey Lang

The Ministry of Environment and the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Greening Prey Lang Project are planning to release a report on the Prey Lang Extended Landscape entitled Climate Change Vulnerability and Biodiversity Threats Assessment.

On Wednesday, Ministry of Environment secretary of state Sao Sopheap led a meeting with USAID staff to review and comment on a draft of the report, which will issue guidelines on how to better protect Cambodia’s natural forests.

Sopheap said the report will look at data to help create measures to improve conservation and promote community livelihoods in the area.

A USAID Greening Prey Lang Project representative couldn’t be reached for comment on Wednesday.

According to the USAID and the ministry, the project has a budget of $21 million. The five-year project started on August 07, 2018, and will finish on August 06, 2023.

The goal of the project is to improve biodiversity conservation and ecosystem health in the Prey Lang landscape as well as improve community livelihoods and increase investment in the area.

The project encompasses four provinces – Preah Vihear, Kampong Thom, Stung Treng and Kratie.

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