Western Siem Pang: Hidden Natural Wonder of Cambodia celebrates the wildlife, landscape and people of one of the least known and remotest areas of Cambodia.
By following the lives and changing fortunes of the wildlife and people throughout the year, the author explores the unique biodiversity of Western Siem Pang, his aim being to create a compelling case for the area's conservation. Extreme seasonality presents many challenges for wildlife and people and this is a recurring theme of the book. Western Siem Pang supports populations of five Critically Endangered bird species. That is, species with a very high probability of global extinction in the near future. Special attention has been devoted to these species.
This book considers the future of this unique site and outlines solutions that could prevent it from being lost forever.
Looking beyond the Angkorian temples and devastating effects of the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia is rich in biodiversity, however it is rare to find a book that celebrates the country’s natural history.
Western Siem Pang – Hidden Natural Wonder of Cambodia is a beautiful collection of photographs of the wildlife, landscape and people of Western Siem Pang following their journeys throughout the changing seasons.
Written content is informative and offers easy reading for the layperson, giving an insight into the issues faced by conservationists, while also offering potential solutions to protect this unique site and its inhabitants.
A perfect addition to anyone’s coffee table.
Jonathan Charles Eames OBE has worked in conservation in South-East Asia for over twenty-five years, amongst the first international conservationists to work in Vietnam and Cambodia, he established conservation programmes for BirdLife International in both countries. His work has resulted in the establishment of a number of new protected areas and the discovery and description of five new bird species. He publishes regularly on conservation and ornithological issues. Jonathan has a B.A. in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia, U.K. and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by HM Queen Elizabeth II for services to biodiversity conservation and civil society development in 2011.