Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary

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Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary
Location Siem Reap Province and Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia
Coordinates 14°01′03″N 104°31′28″E / 14.0174°N 104.5245°E / 14.0174; 104.5245Coordinates: 14°01′03″N 104°31′28″E / 14.0174°N 104.5245°E / 14.0174; 104.5245[1]
Area 4,025 km2 (1,554 sq mi)[1]
Established 1993[1]

The Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary is the largest protected area in Cambodia and was set aside to protect the critically endangered, possibly extinct Kouprey. It is located in the northern plains of Cambodia, near the border to Thailand.

The sanctuary contains lowland forest as well as the largest swamp in the country.[2] It is part of the Northern Plains Dry Forest Priority Corridor.[3][4]

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