Cambodia to create its first Marine Protected Area

Cambodia will begin the creation of its first Marine Protected Area (MPA) this year, covering some 300 square kilometres of coral-rich seas around islands of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem in the Gulf of Thailand. This follows a successful two-year scientific survey of the area by Coral Cay Conservation. Announcing this, the UK NGO said it would continue to work closely with the Government of Cambodia, project partners and local stakeholders, to assist in the development and management of the project. Over the past two years, volunteers have collected the information needed to provide a scientific basis for the creation of a large-scale, multiple-use MPA around the islands. …§ion=35&topic=23