Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary

Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in central Cambodia, covering 2,544.85 km2 (982.57 sq mi). It was established in 1993.[1] It is named after Phnom Aural, the country's tallest peak at 1,810 m (5,940 ft). The Aural mountains are part of the much larger Cardamom Mountains.

Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary
Khmer: ដែនជម្រកសត្វព្រៃភ្នំឱរ៉ាល់
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)[1]
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View of Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary
LocationKampong Chhnang Province, Kampong Speu Province and Pursat Province, Cambodia
Nearest cityKampong Chhnang
Coordinates11°54′45″N 104°03′42″E / 11.9125°N 104.0618°E / 11.9125; 104.0618Coordinates: 11°54′45″N 104°03′42″E / 11.9125°N 104.0618°E / 11.9125; 104.0618
Area2,544.85 km2 (982.57 sq mi)[1]
Established1993
Governing bodyMinistry of Environment

Immediately east of Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary is the protected forest known as Central Cardamom Mountains.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c World Database on Protected Areas (2018). "Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary". Protected Planet, United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Retrieved 26 Dec 2018.

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