Koh Kapik and Associated Islets

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Koh Kapik and Associated Islets

  • Country: 
    Cambodia
  • Site number: 
    998
  • Area: 
    12,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
    23-06-1999
  • Coordinates: 
    11°28'N 103°04'E
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Overview

Koh Kapik and Associated Islets. 23/06/99; Koh Kong province; 12,000 ha; 11º28'00'N 103º04'00'E. Wildlife Sanctuary. Alluvial islands immediately off the mainland of Koh Kong Province. Two major rivers flowing into the area bring a freshwater influence and create sand flats in some places. The site consists of two main wetland types, estuarine waters, and intertidal mud, sand or salt flats, and the extensive mangrove stand is representative of a still-functioning mangrove habitat/ecosystem in the Gulf of Thailand and the Indochina Mangroves ecoregion. The area plays a critical role in providing a nutrient source supporting coastal fishery in the near-shore and offshore waters of Cambodia, and it is home to globally threatened bird and mammal species such as the critically endangered Giant Ibis (Thaumatibis gigantea) and the endangered Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica) and Indochinese Silvered Langur (Trachypithecus germaini). Much of the degraded mangrove area has been replanted through coordinated efforts of the agencies and local communities in the area. At present, restoration efforts are being done as a positive step toward sustainable use and ecological protection through local area resource management. Ramsar site no. 998. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

Administrative region: 
Koh Kong province

  • National legal designation: 
    • wildlife sanctuary
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2012

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