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Field study in the South West Cluster

 

Figure 3: The total economic value of the South-West Cluster Protected Areas to provincial economies

  Direct Values

Physical products that can be consumed directly
Indirect Values

Environmental functions and ecological services
Option Values

Premium placed on future possible uses and functions
Existence Values

Intrinsic significance, regardless of use

 

Bokor National Park

Utilisation of NTFPs by local communities

Ox-cart logging

Tourism

Human habitation

Regular and clean water supplies for Kampot town and other settlements

Watershed and protected catchment for rice irrigation and oil palm plantations

Watershed and protected catchment for hydropower

Biodiversity habitat for rare and endangered species

Future opportunities for tourism, water development, commercial applications of wild species and gene pool Global biodiversity, natural heritage, local cultural and spiritual values

 

Kirirom National Park

Utilisation of NTFPs by local communities

Extraction of firewood and charcoal for sale

Tourism

Human habitation

Regular and clean water supplies for Kompong Speu and other settlements

Watershed and protected catchment for proposed and existing reservoirs

Watershed and protected catchment for rice irrigation

Watershed and protected catchment for hydropower

Biodiversity habitat for rare and endangered species

Future opportunities for tourism, water development, commercial applications of wild species and gene pool Global biodiversity, natural heritage, local cultural and spiritual values

 

Ream National Park

Utilisation of NTFPs by local communities

Extraction of firewood and charcoal for sale

Fisheries

Tourism

Human habitation

Mangrove protection against shoreline erosion, saltwater intrusion and storm damage

Watershed and protected catchment for rice irrigation, fruit trees and oil palm plantations

Mangrove breeding and nursery area for fish and crustaceans

Biodiversity habitat for rare and endangered species

Future opportunities for tourism, water development, commercial applications of wild species and gene pool Global biodiversity, natural heritage, local cultural and spiritual values

 

Kep National Park

Fisheries

Tourism

Human habitation

  Future opportunities for tourism, water development, commercial applications of wild species and gene pool Global biodiversity, natural heritage, local cultural and spiritual values
 
National, provincial and local economies Household food security, healthcare, fisheries, agriculture, income, employment, energy, tourism, business and trade, government revenues, reduced poverty and sustainable livelihoods Urban and rural sanitation, water supplies, health and energy services; fisheries and agriculture production; tourism development; secure infrastructure and settlement Future economic prosperity, development and growth opportunities Cultural, historical and environmental utility and welfare

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