Hidden natural wonder of Cambodia – Siem Pang
Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary forest area is located in far North-Eastern Cambodia, in Stung Treng Province, east of the Mekong river.
Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary covers a total of 132,321 ha, and this protected area is managed by the Ministry of Environment and Department of Environment of Stung Treng.
This area used to be managed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries but in 2016 the Royal Government of Cambodia transferred the jurisdiction and management to the Ministry of Environment.
Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary is a unique and globally irreplaceable site.
It supports populations of five bird species listed by IUCN as Critically Endangered, including Cambodia’s national bird the giant ibis.
This means without immediate conservation interventions, these species face a high chance of global extinction.
There are very few sites globally that support this number of Critically Endangered species.
The Wildlife of Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary
Siem Pang supports populations of five critically endangered bird species incuding Giant Ibis, White-shouldered Ibis, Red-headed Vulture, Slender-billed Vulture and White-rumped Vulture.