PFCN: First Monitoring Report

Preah Rokar Forest spans 90,361 hectares across three districts: Tbeng Meanchey, Chaeb and Chaom Ksan in Preah Vihear province. It borders the Preah Vihear Forest of the northern plains. A total of 22 villages are found in the vicinity of Preah Rokar Forest and the approximately 20,000 villagers depend on the forest for their livelihoods. Kuy and non-Kuy indigenous people have established the Preahrokar Forest Community Network (PFCN), an informal group of volunteers aimed at protecting the forest. The Preah Rokar Forest was designated a Wildlife Sanctuary by sub-decree of the Royal Government of Cambodia on June 9, 2016. The Preah Rokar Wildlife Sanctuary connects two previously established protected areas, providing a vast, contiguous wildlife corridor totaling 687,161 hectares. Located in the heart of the Indo-Burmese Peninsula, it lies within a globally-recognized biodiversity hotspot boasting numerous IUCN threatened species.

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