Conserving biodiversity and reducing poverty through wildlife-friendly farming in Cambodia
WCS - Wildlife Conservation Society
Host Country Institutions:
Sansom Mlup Prey - SMP, Forestry Administration Cambodia, MoE - Cambodia, Royal University of Phnom Penh
The outcome of the project will be to reduce local deforestation rates inside three protected areas in Cambodia by 25-50%, protect globally significant populations of highly threatened species, and improve the livelihoods of up to 10,000 local residents through greater land security and incentives. This will be achieved through the scaling up of a successful, innovative, payment for environmental services scheme that links poverty reduction to successful conservation of forests and critically endangered species through conditional agreements.