Stung Sen

Indochinese silvered langur (Trachypithecus germaini) at Stung Sen Ramsar Site
spot-billed pelocan (Pelecanus philippensis) at Stung Sen Ramsar Site
Asian openbill (Anastomus oscitans) at Stung Sen Ramsar Site
Local kids catch snail for tonight dinner
Seasonally flooded freshwater swamp forest in Stung Sen Ramsar Site
Flooding house in Stung Sen Ramsar Site
Flooding trees in Stung Sen Ramsar Site
Seasonally flooded freshwater swamp forest in Stung Sen Ramsar Site during raining season
lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) at Stung Sen Ramsar Site
Waterbirds staying on the canopy at Stung Sen Ramsar Site
Area which suffer from forest fire during the dry season (2016)
Local people are fishing at Stung Sen Ramsar Site
Canopy of tree during raining season at Stung Sen Ramsar Site
Plant composition and habita structure at Stung Sen Ramsar Site
Flooding house at Stung Sen Ramsar Site
Seasonally flooded freshwater swamp forest in Stung Sen Ramsar Site during raining season
Oriental Plover (Charadrius veredus) in Stung Sen Ramsar Site
Seasonally flooded freshwater swamp forest in Stung Sen Ramsar Site during raining season
Oriental Darters (Anhinga melanogaster) roosting on the tree.
Black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus) in Stung Sen Ramsar Site

Stung Sen

  • Country: 
    Cambodia
  • Site number: 
    2365
  • Area: 
    9,293 ha
  • Designation date: 
    02-11-2018
  • Coordinates: 
    12°38'N 104°31'E
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Overview

The Site is located along the south-eastern edge of the Tonle Sap Great Lake, and mainly comprises seasonally flooded freshwater swamp forests. Along the Stung Sen River, there are gallery forests, low-stature shrub land, inundated and submerged trees, and extensive mats of herbaceous and aquatic vegetation which provide habitat for a variety of species. The vegetation of Stung Sen is strongly influenced by the exchange of water between the Mekong River, the Stung Sen River and the Great Lake, and the area is subject to an annual flooding cycle that makes it extremely fertile. The Site is an important spawning ground for several fish species such as Jullien’s golden carp (Probarbus jullieni) and small scale mud carp (Cirrhinus microlepis), a migratory pathway and feeding ground for waterbirds, and an important habitat for mammals. It is regionally important for supporting a number of globally threatened species such as the critically endangered Mekong giant carp (Catlocarpio siamensis); the endangered yellow-headed temple turtle (Heosemys annandalii) and Indochinese silvered langur (Trachypithecus germaini); and the vulnerable lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) and smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata).

Administrative region: 
Kampong Thom Province

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • Core area of a Biosphere Reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    07-11-2018

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