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Kampot karsts listed as natural heritage sites


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Three areas in Kampot province are now inscribed on the natural heritage list including Phnom Totong, Phnom Toch and Phnom Preah Kuhear Luong (Luong Cave). The establishment of these natural heritage sites is aimed to ensure the environmental protection, biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, stressed the two separate sub-decrees signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen and released to the media on Tuesday.

 

“We work to protect and preserve the ecology, culture and environment,” said Neth Pheaktra, spokesman of the Ministry of Environment. Touk Meas district governor Muong Noeun said that Phnom Preah Kuhear Luong (Luong Cave) remains an attraction since the French colonial period and noted that there is a pagoda in the mountain.

 

He said that there are many natural caves that tourists can visit and that Phnom Totong and Phnom Toch have a lot of bats living in the caves, so tourists often go to see when they fly out in the evening. “The local community has protected the caves as a source of income from the sale of bat manure (guano), and in the future, we hope that these natural heritage sites will help to improve people’s livelihoods in the community,” he said.

 

read more https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807839/kampot-karsts-listed-as-natural-heritage-sites/

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