Angkor Centre for Conservation

Dean Croshere

Cambodia's wildlife is endangered due to poaching, illegal wildlife trading and deforestation. Numerous species are already on the brink of extinction. The ACCB is Cambodia's first nature conservation and endangered wildlife rescue and breeding centre. They provide sanctuary for rescued animals, breeding and rehabilitation programs. They also go out into the local community to educate against illegal poaching and capture of animals for traditional medicines and tourist entertainment. The centre has a very broad variety of mammals, birds and reptiles including Pileated Gibbon, Silvered Langur, Leopard cat, Malayan Pangolin, Bengal Loris, Raptors, Red-breasted Parakeet, Pythons, Water Monitor, Elongated Tortoise... The list goes on. It's a rehabilitation centre, not a zoo, so it's good to get one of the twice daily (9am and 1pm) tours by one of the knowledgeable and friendly staff. They will give you a real insight into the stories of how the animals came to be there and what they are trying to do to help them. The tour lasts around 1.5 hours and is a minimum donation of US$3 per person. You can also do a private tour for US$50 where you get a more in-depth walk around and to feed the animals. If you're an animal lover, you really will love this place. It's about 1.5 hours by tuk-tuk out of Siem Reap ($25). The centre is right next to Kbal Spean, and you can combine with a trip to the Landmine Museum and Banteay Srei (30km from Siem Reap) which are both on the way. ACCB is 12km further on from Banteay Srei. Email: info@accb-cambodia.org Tel: +855 99604017 Address: Kbal Spean, Phnom Kulen National Park, Siem Reap Website: http://www.accb-cambodia.org

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