Preah Monivong "Bokor" National Park - Biodiversity amongst the mist and ruins
|Year of Declaration:||2003|
|Area and Location:||
140,000 hectares and spans 3 southern provinces: Kampot, Kampong Spue and Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia.
The Park is well known for its refreshing climate, views and waterfalls; catchment area for Touk Chhou, a major river flowing to Kampot; hilly in the north and east with a plateau and escarpment in the west and southwest.
Virgin lowland forest, dry dipterocarp , mixed deciduous, moist tropical evergreen and small montane forests on highest points; mangrove in the south; dwarf montane forest on top of a mountainous plateau.
Burretiodendron hsienmu, a valuable flowering plant; ferns and bogs; Insectivorous sundew plants; dipterocarp trees.
Pileated gibbon (Hylobates pileatus); eastern porcupine; Kalij pheasant; green peafowl; chestnut-headed partridge; bear; civet; elephant; tiger; leopard; gaur; sun bears; binturong; and hornbills.
|Ecotourism Destination and Activities:||
The abandoned French Hill Station and the grand Bokor Palace Hotel as the centerpiece of the small community; Elephant Mountains, of which Bokor NP is a part; Mt. Bokor, the Park’s highest point; the mountainous plateau at 1,079 masl provides a spectacular view of the Cambodian coast; local communities in the park.
|Biological Richness:||• Over 300 species of birds
• 11 species of amphibians