Conveniently located near the base of the trail to Kbal Spean, the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB; www.accb-cambodia.org) is committed to rescuing, rehabilitating and reintroducing threatened wildlife to the Cambodian forest as well as educating local people about their natural heritage and its conservation.
Species currently under protection here include pangolin, pileated gibbon, silvered languor, Entry is by guided tours, which depart at 9am and 1pm daily (except Sunday), and a US$3 donation is requested.
Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre (BBC, www.angkorbutterfly.com) is one of the largest fully enclosure butterfly centre in south-east asia with more than 30 species of Cambodian butterflies. It’s also an educational experience as visitors can witness the whole process from egg, caterpillar, pupa to adult stage of butterfly. After enjoyed a tour with friendly tour guide visitors could have launch and fresh drink in Butterfly Café with many butterfly flying around.
BBC is open daily all year from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, and admission fee $ 5 for adult and $ 2 for child (5 to 11 years old). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kbal Teuk Community Forest has potential to develop as a communitybased ecotourism destination thanks to its unique flora and fauna, such as ‘bompong lok’ or pitcher plants that are carnivorous and eat small insects. Guided walks are available on nature trails in the forest here.