Cambodia established the first Flyway Network Site – Anlung Pring Protected Landscape

On 7th May 2019, the Anlung Pring Protected Landscape (EAAF144) in Cambodia became the newest Flyway Network Site under the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP).

The Anlung Pring Protected Landscape is located in the seasonal floodplains of the Lower Mekong within the Kampong Trach District in Kampot Province. Anlung Pring is also classified as Protected Area.

The Anlung Pring Protected Landscape is one of the most important wintering sites for migratory waterbirds in Cambodia. It supports more than 20,000 migratory water birds annually. This area supports a variety of threatened species, such as Sarus Crane (Antigone sharpii) which is listed as Vulnerable in IUCN Red List and Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa melanuroides)(Near Threatened).

Currently there are multiple conservations projects being implemented at this site. These include a community-based ecotourism system to support and strengthen the local communities’ involvement in the conservation of the Sarus Crane, while benefiting the local community at the same time. In addition, there is a biodiversity monitoring system to provide data on the status of migratory birds and the habitats.

The Ministry of Environment of Cambodia is committed to protecting this vital area and continue to construct and implement conservations measures at this site with other stakeholders.

Anlung Pring Protected Landscape © Ministry of Environment Cambodia

Sarus Crane and Black-tailed Godwit at Anlung Pring Protected Landscape © Ministry of Environment Cambodia

Sarus Crane at Anlung Pring Protected Landscape © Ministry of Environment Cambodia

Black-tailed Godwit at Anlung Pring Protected Landscape © Ministry of Environment Cambodia

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