Key Indicators for Eastern Plains Dry Forest

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1. Last Remaining Dry Broadleaf Forest

The Eastern Plains in Cambodia is the last remaining patch of tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forest that formerly stretched as far as Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.

2. Rich Megafauna

The area is famous for its large mammals, including Asian elephants, Gaur, Banteng, tigers and clouded leopards.

3. Energy Source

The area has considerable hydropower potential. Several large developments are planned for the northern part of the landscape (Srepok 2-4, Sesan 2-3), and the area plays an important role in regional power trade and interconnectivity.

4. Converging Corridors

Important economic corridors are converging in and near this landscape, most notably the Southern and Central corridors. The development of feeder roads connects local communities, but also puts considerable pressure on the landscape.

5. Active Conservation Community

Many large conservation NGO's work actively on the ground helping Cambodia to protect its natural capital. Innovative carbon financing work was piloted in this landscape and adjacent areas (e.g. PACT).

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Quick Facts

People and economy

Indicator Year
Area of Transboundary Biodiversity Landscape (TBL) 20092,597,070 hectares
Area of Transboundary Biodiversity Landscape (TBL) 200925,971
Population 20101,698,540 people
Population density (average) 201065 people per
Population density (highest) 20108,074 people per

Environment and Natural Resources

Indicator Year
Protected Areas 201011 area(s)
Protected Area 200961 percent of total TBL area
Protected Area 201015,929
Protected Area perimeter 20091,253 km
Protected Area Compactness Index 200913 area / perimeter
Key Biodiversity Areas 200911 area(s)
Key Biodiversity Areas 200918,837
Key Biodiversity Areas 200973 percent of total TBL area

Energy, tourism and transport

Indicator Year
Major hydro-power dams 20097 existing dams
Major hydro-power dams 200926 planned dams
Tourism sites 200925 site(s)
Major tourism sites 20091 site(s)

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