Checklist of extant species recorded in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia

Latest version published by WCS Cambodia on 02 July 2021 WCS Cambodia
Publication date:
02 July 2021
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A checklist of all extant species recorded in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (previously Seima Protection Forest, Seima Biodiversity Conservation Area), Mondulkiri and Kratie Provinces, Cambodia. The dataset includes Khmer and Bunong vernacular names.

Data Records

The data in this checklist resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 1,028 records.

1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Taxon (core)

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Griffin O, Agger C (2021): Checklist of extant species recorded in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia. v1.5. WCS Cambodia. Dataset/Checklist.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is WCS Cambodia. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 271be4de-d788-4b18-bde2-4ef4cd80a165.  WCS Cambodia publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.


Checklist; Inventoryregional


Olly Griffin
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Data Analyst and Operations Technical Advisor
WCS Cambodia
Cain Agger
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Biodiversity Monitoring Technical Advisor
WCS Cambodia
Simon Mahood
  • Owner
Senior Technical Advisor
WCS Cambodia
Matt Nuttall
  • Content Provider
WCS Cambodia
Hannah O'Kelly
  • Content Provider
WCS Cambodia

Geographic Coverage

Species recorded within the boundary of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, as defined by Sub-decree No.83 on Establishment of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, 2016.

Bounding Coordinates South West [12.056, 106.407], North East [12.612, 107.299]

Taxonomic Coverage

Checklist includes animal, plant, and fungi. Records for vertebrates, especially birds, are likely near complete. Significant gaps remain in completeness of fungi and plant records, as well as insects.

Kingdom Animalia, Plantae, Fungi
Phylum Arthropoda, Chordata, Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, Tracheophyta
Class Insecta, Reptilia, Mammalia, Actinopterygii, Amphibia, Aves, Sordariomycetes, Agaricomycetes, Dacrymycetes, Liliopsida, Cycadopsida, Magnoliopsida, Gnetopsida, Polypodiopsida

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 2001-current

Project Data

Protected area under the management of the Ministry of Environment, supported by WCS Cambodia. Total area 292,690 ha. Elevation from 60-750 meters above sea level. Tropical, monsoonal climate, receiving 2,200-2,800 millimeters of rain during the wet season between May and October. Situated in the southeast corner of Cambodia along the border with Vietnam.

Title Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary
Funding Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA), Elyssa Kellerman, Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation (LCAOF), MacArthur Foundation, New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID), Panthera, Royal Government of Cambodia Keo Seima REDD+ (KSWS REDD+), Sam Veasna Center for Wildlife Conservation (SVC), UK Department for International Development (DFID), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), US Fish and Wildlife Service, WCS Strategic Investment Fund, The World Bank
Study Area Description Evergreen, semi-evergreen, dry deciduous dipterocarp forest, and grassland habitats.

The personnel involved in the project:

Olly Griffin
  • Originator
Simon Mahood
  • Owner

Sampling Methods

Collated records from published sources including journal articles, datasets such as iNaturalist Research Grade Observations and eBird, data from external researchers, records from protected area project staff.

Study Extent Numerous surveys and observations from within Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, from 2001 to date.
Quality Control Selected taxa records assessed by experts. On-going improvements made to data quality.

Method step description:

  1. Data collated from a variety of sources. Verbatim species names validated against the GBIF taxonomic backbone. IUCN categories reconciled using the API and the method outlined here: Additional reconciliation sources not published here include Prakas 020 and 240, CITES, and GRIIS. Further detail given in Griffin O. (2019). The Biodiversity of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary ចម្រុះនៅក្នុងដែនជម្រកសត្វព្រៃកែវសីមា. WCS Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Available from

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Griffin O. (2019). The Biodiversity of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary ចម្រុះនៅក្នុងដែនជម្រកសត្វព្រៃកែវសីមា. WCS Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Available from

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 271be4de-d788-4b18-bde2-4ef4cd80a165