Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Cambodia Study Tour

Program Title: Challenges for conservation in less developed countries

The study tour will examine conservation and environmental issues in Cambodia to extend the learning of students studying in the School of Environmental Science into the global context.  The program will address a range of disciplines that will extend from the biological and ecological sciences to the social and political aspects of addressing cultural heritage and environmental issues in a developing country.

Activities will include:

  • Flora and fauna survey in Cambodian World Heritage Areas with staff from the Royal University of Phnom Penh
  • Visiting heritage areas (cultural heritage sites and nature conservation areas) to discuss and learn about issues related to the protection of cultural sites and rare and threatened species.
  • Presentations from government staff on the policy implications and issues of natural and cultural conservation in Cambodia
  • Meeting with community members in the vicinity of cultural heritage sites and natural heritage conservation areas to explore the challenges they face in utilising and protecting the natural/cultural resources within their living environments.
  • Cultural experiences based around building an understanding of the history and culture of Cambodia and its people
  • Click here for the Study Program associated with the Cambodia trip.