Prey Lang Extended landscape has significant forest cover, but declining health

The report said that over the 12-year period, carbon storage per hectare of forest (not carbon in the soil) in the PLEL has been reduced from 120 Mg C/ha to 95 Mg C/ha. hreats such as encroachment and exploitation of natural resources in the PLEL continue at an alarming rate, chipping away at the 19 protected areas in the PLEL (53% of the PLEL) and stressing water and soil resources.