Impact Reports

Southern Cardamom Spotlight Report Southern Cardamom Spotlight Q1 2022

When Wildlife Alliance began working in the Cardamom Mountains of Cambodia two decades ago, the remote commune of Chi Phat was known as a hub of wildlife smuggling and illegal logging. An appraisal of the region’s resources and economic development options spotlighted tourism as the best opportunity to preserve the vulnerable ecosystem and partner with communities to provide a better livelihood.

Kasigau Spotlight Report Kasigau Spotlight Q1 2022

Access to clean water is a top community development priority at the Kasigau Corridor REDD+ project. In an already semi-arid landscape with limited access to clean and safe water, climate change is creating drastic changes to rainfall patterns in the region, resulting in widespread drought and water shortages. Over the past 50 years, mean annual temperature has risen by nearly 2°C, while the number of consecutive dry days is increasing and consecutive wet days are decreasing – resulting in higher frequency and magnitude droughts impacting the region. The seasonal precipitation patterns are highly unpredictable, challenging the efficient management of water resources in the project zone. This is leaving devastating impacts on the community, their livestock, and wildlife in the project area.

Chyulu Hills Spotlight Report Chyulu Hills Spotlight Q1 2022

One of the most important achievements has been the allocation of emergency funds towards a fire management strategy with an arsenal of new equipment and ranger training that the area had not been able to afford in past years. Through allocation of the emergency grants, partners managed to achieve efficient coordination and allocation of the available resources and enable effective force deployment in the event of an emergency.

Keo Seima Spotlight Report Keo Seima Spotlight Q1 2022

The Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS) REDD+ Project has a world-class, long-term biodiversity monitoring program. Core to this is program is a distance sampling line transect methodology, which provides estimates of key species abundance, distribution, and population trends for six primate species, six ungulate species, and one bird species.

Keo Seima Impact Report Keo Seima Half Yearly Report Q4 2021

With carbon credit sales made throughout 2021, the project has expanded its impact and scale through the distribution of grantsto selected partners with sector-specific expertise for strategic activities, accelerating implementation versus developing new internal teams to address these activities. Community benefit sharing is also expanding, with more than 100 community-led development activities funded by REDD+ during this period. Core project activities continue to make progress, with another community awarded legal rights to 872 ha for management as a Community Protected Area.

Alto Mayo Impact Report Alto Mayo Half Yearly Report Q4 2021

COVID has profoundly impacted the project, introducing challenges due to increased migration into the AMPF and buffer zones, while at the same time providing new opportunities for the implementation of diverse sustainable natural resource- based ventures. Political obstacles have delayed a planned expansion of the project area and the next round of verification.

Kasigau hyreport Kasigau Half Yearly Report Q4 2021

The Kasigau corridor project continues to expand healthcare and education spending, with the implementation of 3 novel health education pilot projects, the distribution of covid supplies as well as building, renovating and equipping schools within the project zone. A new cohort of enthusiastic rangers has been recruited and trained alongside a new Senior Research Scientist, Dr Geoffrey Mwangi Wambugu, who has joined the team. A widespread drought has challenged food security, but the communities remain resilient in their drive to continue the greenhouse enterprise.

Chyulu Hills Impact Report Chyulu Hills Half Yearly Q4 2021

The Chyulu Hills REDD+ benefits have been shared across the community, allowing for the expansion of a beekeeping enterprise, the construction of a new ranger station, the distribution of hundreds of new bursaries and the establishment of a girl’s healthcare education program. Whilst the project zone has been challenged by an increasing threat of forest fires, new partnerships with adjacent NGOs has resulted in an integrated fire management and response plan. The pandemic continues to limit community engagement and has resulted in an uptick in human-wildlife conflicts.

Southern Cardamom hyreport Southern Cardamom Half Yearly Report Q4 2021

argeted infrastructure projects have been initiated across Chi Phat, Sovanna Baitong, Bak Angrut, O’Som and Chomna villages, including the provision of new roads, bridges, water wells, schools and a medical centre. Additional funding has been allocated to support higher education opportunities, establish a tiger recovery centre and address the snaring crisis through the expansion of the ranger and Community Anti-Poaching Unit programs.

Mai Ndombe hyreport Mai Ndombe Half Yearly Report Q4 2021

The community-run fish pond initiative is continuing to expand through the project area as a more sustainable option to wild-caught fish, with new succes s in breeding the African sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus). Women are leading agricultural intensification in th e project zone through Community Based Organisations (OBs), securing food and alternative income through the establishment of a new cassava species. Construction continues on new educational, water and healthcare facilities, with a new clinic in Ibali set to open in early 2022.