18 Jun 2022 Disaster relief aid provided to >450 families

In October 2020, heavy rains caused massive flooding throughout Cambodia, particularly the villages of Pursat in Pramouy, Rokay and Bak Chenhchean communes, located in the leakage zone to the north of the REDD+ Project, were badly affected. To alleviate the suffering these communities were facing, a Wildlife Alliance relief mission, supported by the Southern Cardamom […]

Over 24,000 enforcement patrols have been conducted since 2015

The project has established an effective boots-on-the-ground protection of this highly threatened forest landscape. Since 2006, the project has achieved zero poaching of Asian elephants and supported significant recovery of ungulates and carnivore populations. The project employs over 350 rangers, who have conducted over 24,000 patrols since 2015 resulting in the removal of 175,534 snares, […]

Continous monitoring of the project area by law enforcement units

Law enforcement units with support from the Project have been successfully collaborating to stop illegal activities and land encroachment incidents, including the seizures of chainsaws, vehicles and timber. The Project partnered with sub-national government agencies–including provincial, districts, communes, and local Forestry Administration officers–to address illegal logging and forest land encroachment. Three teams of law enforcement […]

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 […]

>500 community members engaged in forest planning sessions

Local Development Committees have been established as key structures for local governance within the project area. Project activities are selected in consultation with the local communities as well as other key stakeholders and officials from different levels of government. The committees enable communities to determine project activities, increase the ability to respond to community issues […]

>$1.2 million in bursaries awarded through Locational Carbon Committees (LCCs)

The Locational Carbon Committees (LCCs) is the governance structure through which the communities directly allocate carbon revenue towards community driven initiatives. The LCCs have approved budget spending on various community projects, including awarding >$1.2 million in bursaries to >26,000 students and distributing thousands of facemasks and cleaning supplies for COVID protection in the Q3-Q4 of […]