Cambodia – Mlup Baitong
The lack of good solid waste management in Cambodia is a widening issue, and Kirirom National Park suffers acutely from such poor management. As the only national park within easy traveling distance from Phnom Penh (85 km), it is a major destination for tourists and local residents. In addition to prolific bird life, Kirirom Park also houses some unique flora, such as Sumatran Pine, the only pine occurring south of the Equator. The Ministry of Environment and the Department of Nature Conservation expressed their desire to address the litter problem and Blacksmith provided initial funding to begin to organize waste collection and provide public education.