15 Sep 2023 The Power of the Community Perspective, The Importance of REDD+

Hear from community members about the positive impact REDD+ has had on their forests and livelihoods, and what life would have been like without it.

31 Mar 2023 Keo Seima Spotlight Report

The Keo Seima REDD+ project’s theory of change is built on the understanding that to achieve the project’s goals, it must deliver positive benefits to local communities and Indigenous peoples. A vital component of this approach is the deep connection between the Indigenous Bunong people and the forest, which has thrived for generations under their stewardship. The Bunong people possess a unique and intimate bond with the forest, deeply rooted in their cultural and spiritual beliefs.

17 Mar 2023 The Forest Is The Lifeline of the Bunong People

“If we lose the forest, we will also lose our traditional beliefs. The existence of the forest and our beliefs are intertwined; the forest’s presence allows our beliefs to persist.” -Ly Sareoun, Indigenous Bunong Community Member

07 Mar 2023 Meet Yorn Sordet, An Indigenous Bunong Leader Empowering Women Through Conservation

“What I want to share with other young women in my community is to stay motivated and believe in yourselves. Whatever men can do, women can do.” -Yorn Sordet.

28 Feb 2023 We Have To Protect And Preserve Both Wildlife And The Forest

KSWS is home to more than 950 wild species, including 75 globally threatened species and plays a vital role in the preservation of the region’s important and vulnerable wildlife, including the world’s largest populations of endemic primates.

25 Feb 2023 Meet Sruot Pheany, A Young Woman Leading Her Community To Prosperity

At the age of 34, she is the REDD+ Community Chief of the Sre Lvi village and is a role model for young girls in her community.

Meet Phyee Ruonh, An Indigenous Bunong Leader From The Pu Ngaol Village

Phyee Ruonh works tirelessly to improve his community’s livelihood, to protect the spiritual forest and his ancestral land.

16 Feb 2023 Keo Seima Project Summary

Nested between two important ecoregions within the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot – the Annamite Mountains evergreen forests, and the lower Mekong dry forests – the 167,000 hectare Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS) is home to more than 950 wild species, including 75 globally threatened species, and is the ancestral home of the indigenous Bunong people. The Project has defended the traditional rights of over 12,000 Indigenous Bunong and Stieng people from 20 villages within the Project Area by helping the indigenous communities to secure the first Indigenous Community Land Title in Cambodia.

23 Jan 2023 Forest Protection Invests Into Access to Education

Parents living in the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary REDD+ Project zone help send their children to school through their involvement in forest protection