Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary (PPWS), approximately 225,000ha (2,225km2) in size, is another basically essential ensured range in the Eastern Plains in which WWF is supporting government protection endeavors. PPWS was set up in 1993 by Royal Decree albeit previous King Sihanouk had as of now assigned Phnom Prich a backwoods hold in 1962, initially as a shelter for the now most likely wiped out Kouprey.
Today, Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary covers 2,225 square kilometers – over 15% of the aggregate region of Mondulkiri area – and frames some portion of one of the biggest residual moderately undisturbed scenes in territory Southeast Asia. PPWS is remarkable for its rich natural surroundings assorted qualities, extending from bumpy evergreen timberland to open dry dipterocarp forest and occasionally wet fields.
The natural life asylum has the center territory for the biggest Asian elephant crowd in eastern Cambodia. Late camera catching demonstrates that there is great enlistment with many calves found in photos. Natural life additionally incorporates the super herbivores banteng and gaur and in addition populaces of the jeopardized Eld's deer. These and different herbivores frame the prey base for an obscure number of Indochinese tiger exhibit in the asylum, and a study is in progress to gauge tiger populace estimate all the more precisely. Other key carnivores incorporate panther and obfuscated panther, and in addition marbled feline, wilderness feline, and dhole. Phnom Prich is one of the last worldwide fortresses for the jeopardized green peafowl, and the subtle white-winged duck has additionally been spotted inside the ensured zone.
This abundance of biological systems is because of the haven's extremely different elevational structure shifting between 80 to 640metres that has made a rich, mind boggling mosaic of woodland territories: About half of Phnom Prich's timberlands are dry dipterocarp with an extra 40% semi-evergreen and 10% evergreen backwoods. These open woodland mosaics bolster all around critical populaces of creatures normal for both dry and thick timberland environments, especially huge well evolved creatures and waterbirds, a large number of which have been extirpated from most different parts of Southeast Asia.