The Community Protected Area (CPA) of Mondul Yorn was set up in 2004 with the support of SCW. To help local communities to diversify income and prevent further logging of timber in 2013 a community based ecototourism element was introduced. The site is based in a remote O’Tabok river on the outskirts of Virachey National Park. It is an ideal site for those seeking to explore remote and unspoiled part of Cambodia
The Cardomom Mountains are a biodiversity hot spot for international tourists. This mountain is one of the last remaining wildlife corridors in the region and home to leopards, tigers, elephant, sun bears, gibbons, and Siamese crocodiles. The project was established to protect the forest from illegal logging, hunting and clearing for farms which threatens of the ecosystem. It was founded in October 2008 in order to provide sustainable alternative livelihoods to local people while reducing threats to local natural resources.
Virachey National Park was established in 2004.it was initiated by the Ministry of Environment under the project “Biodiversity and protected Areas Management Project with the fund support from the World bank. Virachey National Park is the largest National Park among seven other National Parks in Cambodia. It offers an incredible insight into the variety of Cambodia’s remaining wilderness and wildlife. The main objectives of CBET were to encourage the local community to participate to protect and conserve its environment and biodiversity for the future. Travelling in the Virachey park is a very unique experience; you are deep into the heart of nature.
Preah Rumkel community based project is located near the Laos border in Stung Treng Province. The village is beside the Mekong river, where you can admire the Irrawaddy Dolphins and explore the many small surrounding islands. This is a good destination for relaxing near the Mekong river and enjoying bird watching in the forest. This area offers a gateway to the Sopheakmith waterfalls, a very unique place in Cambodia. You can also find out the legend of Preah Rumkel in the Pagoda Wat Damrei Sor or the White House Elephant.
Yeak Laom was established in 1998 and is now managed by the local communities themselves. Boeung Yeak Laom is a sacred place connected to traditional Khmer legends. The lake, itself, was created by volcanic movements centuries ago.
Yeak Laom is a deep clear water volcanic lake surrounded by a jungle. This natural lake, is a very popular place for Khmer people to enjoy their countryside. Near the lake, local indigenous minority people still live. The lake is managed by a community which includes 5 villages of Tum Poun people.
The lake is very busy and noisy during Cambodian national holidays, so if you wan to experience the natural tranquility of this place avoid visiting during public holidays.