Koh Kong, Cambodia

The largest of Cambodia's coastal provinces, Koh Kong has large natural areas with minimal human impact. The wildlife sancturies and natural parks within it cover forests, wetlands, coasts, and ocean. Low population density has made waste management challenging, and there are threats to the environment from illegal fishing and logging. Local communities are generally poor with few alternative livelihood options. The province's government implements integrated coastal management to develop the province while preserving its natural beauty and heritage.