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Peam Krasop, Cambodia - Mangrove Habitat Demonstration Site
Friday, 14 October 2005

PEAM KRASOP, CAMBODIA - MANGROVE/WETLAND DEMONSTRATION SITE
UNEP/GEF South China Sea Project

Demonstration Site Manager
Mr. Sao Sinthuon, Chief
Provincial Department of Environment, and Site Manager of Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary Demonstration Site,
Village 1, Smach Meanchey Commune,
Smach Meanchey District, Koh Kong Province

Tel: (855) 11 886320
Fax: (855 23) 213900

Local Government Officials 

Mr. Em Simyon
Deputy Governor
Village 1, Smach Meanchey Commune, Smach Meanchey District, Koh Kong Province
H/P: (855) 11 73 21 19
Fax: (855 35) 93 60 49

Focal Point for the Mangrove and Wetland Components
Mr. Ke Vongwattana (Mangrove)
Assistant to Minister in charge of Mangrove and Wetland
Department of Nature Conservation and Protection
Ministry of Environment
48 Samdech Preah Sihanouk
Tonle Bassac, Chamkarmon, Cambodia
Tel: (855 23) 213908, Mobile: 855 16 703030
Fax: (855 23) 212540, 215925
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Mr. Koch Savath, Deputy Director General of Technical Affaires
Ministry of Environment
#48 Samdech Preah Sihanouk
Tonle Bassac, Chamkarmon
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: (855) 12 787088
Fax: (855 23) 987 233; 215925, 212540
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PCU Contact
Dr. John C. Pernetta
Project Director
UNEP/GEF Project Coordinating Unit
United Nations Building
2nd Floor, Block B
Rajdamnern Avenue
Bangkok, 10200, Thailand
Tel:
Fax: (662) 288 1094
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Fisheries Threats Contact
Mr. Ing Try, Marine Fisheries Biologist
Department of Fisheries
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
186 Norodom Blvd.
P.O. Box 582, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: (855 23) 219256; Mobile: 855 11 957 884
Fax: (855 23) 219256, 427048, 215470
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Further Information on Mangroves in the South China Sea

Reports of the Meetings of the UNEP/GEF Regional Working Group on Mangroves

UNEP/GEF Review of Mangroves in the South China Sea

Mangrove Habitat Demonstration Site Information Resources 

Project Document for the Peam Krasop Mangrove Demo Site

Site Name and Geographic Coordinates
Name:
Peam Krasop Mangrove/Wetland Demonstration Site
Latitude: 11 25 N to 11 35 N
Longitude: 102 57 E to 103 09 E

The overall goal is to promote wise and sustainable uses of the natural resources in Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary.

RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES
Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary is the only national protected area that consists of a pristine mangrove forest area in Cambodia. Importantly, this Wildlife Sanctuary is associated with the Koh Kapik Ramsar Site, which has been designated as an internationally important wetland for the migratory waterfowl. In spite of national and international obligations to protect and manage the site, the interests of the very significant numbers of people living and surviving upon the natural resources of site must be taken into consideration in any long-term plans for sustainable use of the area. Conflicts between local communities, local authorities, sanctuary authorities and others, with regard to natural resource use, have been increasing.
Although PKWS was designated as a National Wildlife Sanctuary with International Wetland Importance; policy, strategy and management plan have not yet been put in place. Best practices in community-based resource management and conservation have not been fully applied to date.

Objectives:
1. To develop; in full consultation with all stakeholders, government, private sector and civil society; a management plan (including strategy, regulation and monitoring guideline) for the sustainable use of the natural resources in PKWS;
2. To restore degraded mangrove and wetland areas;
3. To support local communities in improving their livelihoods through mechanisms including partnership with private sector investors and NGOs;
4. To promote understanding of wetlands and mangroves among local communities and authorities;
5. To improve the knowledge and skills of government officials, local authorities and communities with respect to wetland and mangrove management.

OUTCOMES
The desired outcomes from the project intervention are as follows:
1. A comprehensive management plan (including strategy, regulation, and monitoring guideline) for mangrove and wetland resources in PKWS will be in place, drafted, accepted by the stakeholders and approved by the government;
2. Degraded areas 2500 ha of mangrove will be restored;
3. Strong support from private sector and local NGOs, to alternative income generation;
4. Local communities and authorities will be aware of and understand the significance of mangrove and wetland resources;
5. The capacity of local authorities will be built to enable them to manage the mangrove and wetland resources in a sustainable manner following completion of the project.

Please contact the following mangrove and wetlands specialists in Cambodia for further information regarding recent activities and achievements at this demonstration site:

Mr. Koch Savath, Deputy Director General of Technical Affaires
Ministry of Environment
#48 Samdech Preah Sihanouk
Tonle Bassac, Chamkarmon
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: (855) 12 787088
Fax: (855 23) 987 233; 215925, 212540
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mr. Ke Vongwattana (Mangrove)
Assistant to Minister in charge of Mangrove and Wetland
Department of Nature Conservation and Protection
Ministry of Environment
48 Samdech Preah Sihanouk
Tonle Bassac, Chamkarmon, Cambodia
Tel: (855 23) 213908, Mobile: 855 16 703030
Fax: (855 23) 212540, 215925
E-mail:     This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 July 2007 )
 
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