Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity

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Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity

Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity
4.5
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The Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) is the first nature conservation centre in Cambodia. The ACCB contributes to the conservation of wildlife and biodiversity in Cambodia through wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, release, breeding, environmental education and conservation research. Join us for a guided tour of the rescue centre at 9:00 am or 1:00 pm. This is the only way to visit the ACCB as we are normally closed to the public. Tour lasts about 2 hours and requires a minimum donation of $3 USD. Please arrive on time for the tours. Late-comers cannot be accommodated.
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Rithiii
Phnom Penh, Cambodia12 contributions
Angkor conservation
Jan 2020 • Friends
Wild animals injured or abandoned in the forest are brought to the place where they get proper food and medical treatment... free for entrance ticket but you can donate some money for those animals which live in danger !!! Btw the animals keeper told me that they still need a lot of money to expand the area !!!
Written January 13, 2020
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Thank you very much for visiting our centre and for taking the time to write this review! As you have mentioned, our centre is engaged in conservation and rescue of highly endangered Cambodian species. And yes, with over 800 animals in our care now, space cannot be enough!
Written January 16, 2020
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GilianaKole
Siem Reap, Cambodia15 contributions
Nice peacefull place
Nov 2019 • Family
Donation 2$ with group at 9:00 and 13:00 or 5$ if you want private excursion for your family anytime before 15:00. Also they have package for more private excursion to the private areas of their centre where they show also hidden areas ( it costs 10$/per person, but you need order this excursion before 24-48 hours by call)
Nice place in forest area! Not big but a lot care about animals. Only small types of animals.
Written November 10, 2019
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PedroVMelbourne
Siem Reap, Cambodia34 contributions
Great people doing great work
Aug 2019
rescuing animals, breed and release programs for endangered birds and turtles
Well worth the trip to hear about and see what they are doing
Written August 14, 2019
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Thank you very much for your visit and for the kind feedback! We are glad to hear that you found your experience worth while!
Written August 16, 2019
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Emily C
32 contributions
Amazing guide!
Aug 2019 • Couples
We visited today and I can't thank our guide Sophal enough. He knew more about animals than any other zoo/ rescue centre I have been to and I have visited many. He told us about the stories behind the animals and told us about the work they do with each animal. It was amazing to speak to such a caring and passionate man who had the same love for animals as us. We also got to see baby tortoises!
Written August 9, 2019
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Thank you very much for reviewing your visit to ACCB! A passionate team is the foundation of the work we are doing at ACCB. We are glad that Sophal's passion for conservation and wildlife jumped over to you! Again, thank you very much for you visit!
Written August 11, 2019
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tonykarinio
9 contributions
just ok
Jul 2019 • Family
All reviews write about the amazing stuff and how good they are on what they are doing. Agree, but for me it is also important as a visitor to have a good time. The trip from Siem Reap is too long, the amount of animals is relatively limited and not spectacular variety for the kids, it was hard to understand the guide and honestly even if everybody writes this is not a zoo, it did not seem very different to me as a "visitor" of the center other than that you are surrounded by forest.
Written July 11, 2019
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Thank you for your review. Of course we are trying our best to give our visitors a good time while joining the guided educational tours at ACCB. We are aware, that we can always improve more on visitor's services. ACCB is a nature conservation centre. All animals at ACCB are native to Cambodia. Most of them have been rescued or confiscated and could not be released into the wild anymore. Some of the animals in our care were born at ACCB as part of our conservation breeding programmes. We do try to breed some species that are on the brink of extinction in Cambodia or even globally with the aim to release into suitable habitat one day in the future when the conditions are right. Animals that cannot be released anymore are housed in enclosures and we share their stories and the conservation challenges with our visitors. Therefore, ACCB is not open to the public, but only offers guided educational tours. ACCB is not about a spectacular time out. We try to preserve Cambodia's rich biodiversity and educate local and foreign visitors. We are taking care of more than 700 animals out of roughly 50 species. Indeed, we don't have tigers nor elephants. But there is a lot to discover and to learn about Cambodia and its wildlife during the guided tours. Again, we are sorry to hear that your expectations were not met.
Written August 11, 2019
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Jeanette B
4 contributions
Very informed escorted tour - please support.
May 2019 • Family
Doesn’t seem to be much choice in the way if animal parks around Siem Reap so we plumped for this one largely because of the reviews. So glad we did! We went to the 1pm tour and had Shonal (?) as our guide. He was very informative and his English is brilliant. We took our time and the tour lasted around two hours. Don’t be expecting a zoo or to be able to handle animals because you will be disappointed. A lovely couple of hours!!
Written May 17, 2019
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Ellen M
3 contributions
One of the highlights of my Cambodian trip
Apr 2019 • Solo
THIS IS OPEN DURING THE KHMER NEW YEAR! This was one of the highlights of my trip in Cambodia. ACCB made my day today. Google said it was closed but I went up anyways on a whim and I figured that if it was closed I would just go to Kbal Spean which is right outside the gate. Wrong! Because I left my angkor wat ticket at my hotel. I just motorbiked all the way there and was totally bummed because I thought I wouldn't be able to do either. Wrong again! A lady walked out of the conservation center and I asked if they were open and she said yes! I did a tour at 9A with Rophal(I think that's his name) I was the only one there and he was amazing. Spoke English well, had a lot of interesting and informative details to tell me about the different species of animals there. He knew a LOT! I learned a lot that I had never heard of. It seems like the animals were showing off for me, he said usually some of them were hiding but they came towards me to show themselves to me when I walked past. Very curious. The variety of animals is amazing and they do great things for the environment educating the public about endangered animals, education about the negative impacts outdated and destructive medicinal practices are that include animal parts, breeding animals and releasing the ones that are possible to release back into the wild. I hope they find a female otter soon!
Written April 14, 2019
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Thank you so much for your visit and your kind review! Yes, we do open during Khmer New Year! Spreading awareness about wildlife and conservation is at our heart, as you could feel during the tour with Sophal, and many local people want to visit us during the holidays. Again, thank you so much for visiting us and we are glad to hear that it has been one of the highlights of your Cambodia trip!
Written April 15, 2019
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Artem Z
New York, NY9 contributions
A must visit for those fond of animals.
Mar 2019 • Solo
Very knowledgeable and passionate staff, with many interesting stories and able to answer any questions. A very noble undertaking in very strained circumstances. Animals are adorable. DONATE!
Written March 19, 2019
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secrowe11
Toronto, Canada19 contributions
Great facility, worthy of a visit and support
Feb 2019 • Couples
This facility tries to do much with little funding. Excellent tour. Can be combined with a visit to Banteay Srei.
Written February 26, 2019
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Thank you so much for visiting us and leaving a review. It means a lot to us!
Written February 28, 2019
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Marco Z
New York City, NY33 contributions
God’s work. Beautiful animals. Must visit
Jan 2019 • Couples
Visiting this place was the most heart warming experience of our trip. I wish they knew how to advertise themselves a little better because the job they do is not only interesting but also very important.
Seeing all these animals in close range was fascinating, yet in a unique way it did not feel like a zoo. The place is very big. It is built inside a jungly forest and they did an amazing job building the walkways and shelters for the animal around the existing trees as to not cut any trees to accommodate the space.
The tour includes explanation about the animal saving godsent job they are doing there, as well as explanation about each animal’s history. Most of the animals were taken away from captivity from owners who illegally held them in horrible conditions, as pets, or meant to be sold in the black market.
Reserve at least an hour for the tour
Donation based only
Very recomended to all ages. Great for kids as well.
Written January 26, 2019
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