The Areng River, one of the last homes of elusive Siamese crocodiles, in the Areng Valley in Koh Kong province, Cambodia. Once a target site for a hydroelectric dam, the valley is now a hotspot for eco-tourism. Photo: Peter Ford The Areng River, one of the last homes of elusive Siamese crocodiles, in the Areng Valley in Koh Kong province, Cambodia. Once a target site for a hydroelectric dam, the valley is now a hotspot for eco-tourism. Photo: Peter Ford
The Areng River, one of the last homes of elusive Siamese crocodiles, in the Areng Valley in Koh Kong province, Cambodia. Once a target site for a hydroelectric dam, the valley is now a hotspot for eco-tourism. Photo: Peter Ford
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How eco-tourism saved this stunning Cambodian valley and is key to attracting visitors back after Covid-19

  • One of the leading eco-tourism locations in Cambodia, the Areng Valley is home to animals hunted to near extinction elsewhere in the country
  • Domestic tourists are starting to return, bringing much-needed income to locals who could start exploiting the forests again if desperate

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The Areng River, one of the last homes of elusive Siamese crocodiles, in the Areng Valley in Koh Kong province, Cambodia. Once a target site for a hydroelectric dam, the valley is now a hotspot for eco-tourism. Photo: Peter Ford The Areng River, one of the last homes of elusive Siamese crocodiles, in the Areng Valley in Koh Kong province, Cambodia. Once a target site for a hydroelectric dam, the valley is now a hotspot for eco-tourism. Photo: Peter Ford
The Areng River, one of the last homes of elusive Siamese crocodiles, in the Areng Valley in Koh Kong province, Cambodia. Once a target site for a hydroelectric dam, the valley is now a hotspot for eco-tourism. Photo: Peter Ford
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