Protecting Cambodia’s Central Cardamom Mountains


The Cardamom Mountains, in southwest Cambodia, supports the lives of over 3.5 million people and is home to globally significant biodiversity, including over 54 endangered species, including clouded leopards, Siamese crocodiles, Asiatic black bears, pileated gibbons, and Asian elephants. It’s rivers provide freshwater downstream, supporting rice and fish production on the Tonle Sap Lake, ensuring food security and livelihoods for millions of Cambodia’s poorest people.

Conservation International works directly with communities living in and around the national park to improve their living conditions and engage them in forest conservation. We also work with the government to enforce laws to protect this unique ecosystem by providing technical assistance to rangers who work to halt illegal logging, poaching and wildlife trade. Learn more at


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