Mangrove peat of Botum Sakor in Cambodia

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Authors: 
Julia Lo, Le Phat Quoi and Sun Visal
Book (published in): 
Proceedings of the 15th International Peat Congress
Venue: 
Kuching
Year: 
2016
Keywords: 
Peatlands, Mangrove peat, peat depth

Summary:

SUMMARY

Peatland areas in Cambodia is relatively unknown until recently, therefore, it came as pleasant surprise that the first ever peatlands discovered in Cambodia would be located within a mangrove ecosystem. Mangrove peat was first discovered in 2012 and later confirmed in 2014 in the Koh Kong Province of Cambodia. Survey carried out in 2014 saw 4,976 hectares of mangrove peat being confirmed in Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary. In 2015, another survey conducted in the same Province, but different location - at Botum Sakor National Park resulted in additional...