Located 2 hours away and 85km southeast of Siem Reap, this so-called Bengal Florican Conservation Areas (BFCAs) along the Tonle Sap Great Lake floodplain is the great inundated grassland which is protected and managed for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use by local communities. The conservation areas mainly contain grassland dominant landscapes, which are now extremely rare in South-East Asia and which have been disappearing rapidly in Cambodia in recent years. The areas are being patrolled regularly by joint government/community law enforcement teams, leading to many detections of illegal land claims and hunting.
The grasslands support more than half of the world population of the Critically Endangered Bengal Florican. The grassland also supports other good birds including the rare wintering Manchurian Reed-warbler, Sarus Crane, Raptors including Greater Spotted Eagle and Imperial Eagle, Pied Harrier and Eastern Marsh-harrier, Siberian Ruby Throat, Red Avadavat, and Small Buttonquail, etc.
A trip to Florican Grassland is usually done in the morning as an en-route from Siem Reap to Tmatboey or the northern plains. Yet, a day trip from Siem Reap can also be arranged. The good time to see the Bengal Florican is from November to June.