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Protected areas system in Cambodia

Wildlife sanctuaries

Multiple-use area

Protected landscape

National parks

Proposed protected area


Protected forest

Download this map and other thematic maps of the Cambodia protected area system:

The protected area system [GIF 1200x772 pixels 190 KB]
Protected areas and landuse [GIF 1200x787 pixels 238 KB]
Protected areas, villages and their 10 km zones of influence [GIF 1200x779 pixels 238 KB]
Protected areas and bioregions [GIF 1200x768 pixels 130 KB]
Protected areas and ecoregions [GIF 1200x761 pixels 185 KB]
Protected areas and infrastructure [GIF 1200x785 pixels 262 KB]
Protected areas and poverty levels [GIF 1200x789 pixels 218 KB]
Protected areas and population density [GIF 1200x774 pixels 203 KB]
Protected areas and wetlands [GIF 1200x775 pixels 288 KB]
Protected areas and the wildlife trade [GIF 1200x787 pixels 170 KB]
Transboundary protected areas [GIF 1200x888 pixels 214 KB]



Area (ha)


National Parks
Kirirom 35,000 Kompong Spett and Koh Kong
Phnom Bokor 140,000 Kampot
Kep 5,000 Kampot
Ream 21,000 Kompong Som
Botum- Sakor 171,250 Kampot and Kompong Som
Phnom Kulen 37,500 Siem Reap
Virachey 332,50 Rattanakiri and Stung Treng
Wildlife Sanctuaries
Aural 253,750 Koh Kong, Pursat, Kompong Chhnang, and Kompong Spett
Beng Per 242,500 Kompong Thom
Peam Krasop 23,750 Koh Kong
Phnom Samkos 333,750 Koh Kong
Roniem Daun Sam 178,750 Battambang
Kulen-Promtep 402,500 Siem Reap and Preah Vihear
Lomphat 250,000 Rattanakiri and Mondolkiri
Phnom Prich 222,500 Mondolkiri
Phnom Nam Lyr 47,500 Mondolkiri
Snoul 75,000  
Protected Landscapes
Angkor 10,800 Siem Reap
Banteay Chhmar 81,200 Banteay Meanchey
Preah Vihear 5,000 Preah Vihear
Multiple Use Management Areas
Dong Peng


Koh Kong




Tonle Sap


Kompong Chhang, Kompong Thom, Siem Reap, Battambang and Pursat

Fish habitat conservation areas
Ramsar Sites
Gene pool conservation areas
Forest protection areas
Provincial protected areas


National Parks (IUCN category II) – Natural and scenic area of significance for their scientific, educational and recreational values.

Wildlife Sanctuaries (IUCN category IV) – Natural area where nationally significant species of flora or fauna, natural communities, or physical features require specific intervention for their perpetuation. The Koh Kapik wetland and associated islets in the Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary (12,000 ha) are designated as Ramsar sites.

Protected Landscapes (IUCN category V) – Nationally significant natural and
semi-natural landscapes that must be maintained to provide opportunities for recreation.

Multiple-Use Areas (IUCN category VIII) – Areas that provide for the sustainable
use of water resources, timber, wildlife, fish, pasture, and recreation with the
conservation of nature primarily oriented to support these economic activities. The Tonle Sap Multiple-Use Area was nominated as Cambodia’s first Biosphere Reserve in 1997. The Boeung Chmar portion of Tonle Sap Multiple-Use Area (28,000 ha) is designated as a Ramsar site.

Ramsar Sites – Two sites in the IUCN categories IV and VIII above and one site in the middle stretches of the Mekong River between Stung Treng and the border with Laos.


Map data sources

Protected Areas:

Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (2000)

Proposed Protected Areas:

Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (2000). Digitised by ICEM from preliminary maps prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Roads & Railways:

Ministry of Planning (1999)


Ministry of Planning (1999)


UNEP (1999)


WWF (2000)


Ministry of Mines and Energy (2002). Digitised by ICEM from preliminary maps prepared by the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


Mekong River Commission (1993 & 1997)


Ministry of Planning (1999)


ICEM (2002). Generated by ICEM using statistics from: Ministry of Planning (1998). General Population Census of Cambodia 1998. Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


UNEP (1999)


Mekong River Commission (1993 & 1997)

10km zones of village influence:

ICEM (2002)


Ministry of Planning (1999)


Mekong River Commission (2000). Wetlands data was generated by ICEM by integrating the Mekong River Commission regional inundation dataset for October 2000 with of national datasets of waterbodies, rivers, and lakes.


UNEP (1999)

Wildlife Trade:

ICEM (2002). Digitised by ICEM from expert opinion.