Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary
|Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary|
|Location||Primarily Pursat Province, Cambodia|
|Area||3,307.56 km2 (1,277.06 sq mi)|
|Governing body||Ministry of Environment|
Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary is a 3,307.56 km2 (1,277.06 sq mi) large protected area in western Cambodia that was established in 1994. It borders Thailand in the north. It encompasses an Important Bird Area.
The area is mostly mountainous, dominated by three discrete peaks: Cambodia's second highest peak, Phnom Samkos (1,717 m (5,633 ft)), Phnom Khmaoch (1,496 m (4,908 ft)) and Phnom Tumpor (1,250 m (4,100 ft)).
- Protected Planet (2018). "Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary". United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Retrieved 26 Dec 2018.
- BirdLife International (2009). "Important Bird Areas factsheet: Phnom Samkos, Cambodia".
- The Cardamom mountains
- Sustainable financing of protected areas in Cambodia: Phnom Aural and Phnom Samkos wildlife sanctuaries
- "Cardamom Mountains rain forests". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund.
- Map of Protected areas system in Cambodia
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