Cultural and economic incentives for endangered species conservation in Cambodia
Dr Jackson Frechette
FFI - Fauna and Flora International
Host Country Institutions:
DESCRIPTION: This innovative project will harness the expertise and cultural values of indigenous Khmer Daeum communities in the Cardamom Mountains to effectively conserve their sacred and critically threatened Siamese crocodiles and Asian elephants, and to promote economic incentives and livelihoods diversification to measurably improve food security, decreasing pressure on the forest.
PURPOSE: At least 500 households across 8 indigenous villages in the Cardamom Mountains are positioned to overcome poverty and hunger, and their roles in conserving globally threatened biodiversity are recognised nationally.