In the Eastern Plains Landscape of Cambodia, two protected areas harbour a large diversity of habitat and many endangered species: the Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary and the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary. The forests in this region represent the largest, most intact tropical dry forest in Southeast Asia and many local communities traditionally live off its resources. It is also the home of many endangered species such as the Banteng, Asian elephant or Siamese crocodile.
However, it is under pressure from illegal logging, land-clearance, illegal trade and unsustainable activities.
The Supporting Forests and Biodiversity (SFB) Project funded by USAID aims to improve conservation and governance of priority forest landscapes to mitigate climate change and conserve biodiversity. It helps improve the effectiveness of government and other key natural resource managers to sustainably manage forests. It also promotes community participation in forest management decisions.
The project is managed by Winrock International and implemented by WWF-Cambodia, WCS, RECOFTC and EWMI.
We support the Royal Government of Cambodia in the following activities:
Development of Protected Areas