The annual deforestation rate in Kompong Thom province from 2010 to 2014 was 3.28 %. This is higher than the national deforestation rate which is at 2.66% only. It is projected that deforestation trend will increase in the future. Kampong Thom province has been selected as the project site because it covers 40% of Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, which contains a high forest carbon stock of 371.98 t CO2e/ha.
The Tumring REDD+ Project is a joint REDD+ project of Korea and Cambodia REDD. It was initiated by signing the Memorandum of Understanding of the two parties on 10 December 2014. Tumring REDD+ Project covers only 67, 791 hectares of semi-evergreen forest and evergreen, where 14 community forestry are dwelling in.