18 Jun 2022 14 Community Forests housing sustainable resin ventures

Generating revenue from resin tapping is important to achieving the project’s long term sustainable development goals and has the potential to contribute substantially to livelihood improvement of the Community Forest (CF) members. Each CF member owns between 70 and 3,000 resin trees, with the average number of ownership being 600 resin trees per household. The […]

200 people with access to clean water

The Prey Sre Pring community forest borders Prey Lang and the community is the most impoverished forest community in the project area. The Project provided a solar-powered water pumping system to the Prey Sre Pring community, giving approximately 200 people access to a reliable source of water. Having this water pumping system that provides safer […]

188,000 hectares of forest protected

Community Protected Areas (CPA) within the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary are continuously improving the protection of their borders – including the installation of signboards marking their CPA boundary in order to improve management and to deter illegal encroachment and other crimes. The signboards serve to inform people of the CPA boundaries, detail prohibited activities, and […]

75 IUCN Red List Species protected and benefiting from reduced threats

The population of 11 key species in the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS) were monitored between 2010 — 2020 using line transects. The report shows that populations of green peafowl and pig-tailed macaque are increasing, that populations of black-shanked douc langur, yellow-cheeked crested gibbon, long-tailed macaque, and wild pig are stable, and that populations of […]

Significant carbon revenues have flowed through community benefit sharing mechanisms

Directly funding communities to implement their development activities is a core part of the KSWS REDD+ model. As of 2020, more than $400,000 had been provided to communities, who have used funds for clean water systems, mobile health clinics, school feeding programs, community meeting halls, repairing bridges and roads, and sanitation. Following successful sales in […]

7 Indigenous Community Land Titles (ICTs) secured

Formal recognition of land rights is a crucial part of supporting communities to protect and maintain areas they have stewarded for generations. These ancestral forests are particularly important to the indigenous Bunong community for spiritual and burial purposes as well as for traditional botanical medicine and sustainable extraction of non-timber forest products. The deforestation frontier […]

>1700 women with access to alternative livelihood opportunity and a sustainable income stream

Women are being recognized and celebrated as leaders in KSWS through new livelihoods and leadership opportunities. The efforts to strengthen tenure rights and reduce landlessness is being led by a young Indigenous woman, Danh Salon from the Indigenous Community Land area of O Chra. Through her work, the project is supporting Indigenous communities to register […]

>5,800 people have a new livelihood opportunity

The project supports new livelihood opportunities for >5800 people through a variety of initiatives including enforcement, eco-tourism and agriculture. For example, IBIS Rice is a Wildlife Conservation Society initiative, successfully connecting conservation outcomes with economic incentives. It provides communities motivation to engage in conservation, offering 1,500 wildlife-friendly farmers a premium for organic jasmine rice. Farmers […]

>3,600 people served in project-supported medical facilities

Many villages in the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary area are remote and travel to clinics can be very difficult – especially for the elderly or unwell – and some treatments can be prohibitively expensive. The project has invested in medical services for the local communities including medical clinics. In 2021, 500 residents in 5 indigenous […]

>300,000 hectares of forest protected

Over 300,000 ha of rainforest along edge of Lake Mai Ndombe in DRC was previously zoned for commercial timber extraction. The REDD+ project prevented the reinstatement of logging contracts and instead co-developed sustainable initiatives with the local community while protecting an important rainforest and wetland landscape. Agroforestry nurseries and sustainable farming crops and techniques have […]