Students plant 5000 native trees to reforest ancient Angkor site in Cambodia

About 5,000 trees were planted in Angkor Archaeological Park this summer, part of effort to combat severe deforestation of native tree species in Cambodia’s forests.

In June and July, more than 300 volunteers helped transplant over 10,000 trees in the forests in Cambodia and Thailand.

Upwards of 100 student volunteers from local Samdelheuv Public School helped reforest the park by planting 5,000 new trees as part of an ongoing program funded by APSARA Authority and Flight of the Gibbon Zipline Eco-Tours, which has operated inside the Park since 2013.

Demis Galli, Flight of the Gibbon’s Director of Education and Environmental Impact, supervised the project along with the Department of Forestry’s Cultural Landscape and Environment Management Division.

It is important to give back to the communities in which we operate,” said Mr. Galli. “Our tree planting programs will help restore the natural presence of Cambodia’s trees and will provide a habitat for native species in which to dwell.

See full article & photo credit in the Khmer Times.

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