17 Jan Threatened tree conservation in Cambodia
Protecting threatened tree species in the Cardamom Rainforest Biodiversity Hotspot in Cambodia through effective law enforcement (Phase 2)
Partner: Wildlife Alliance
This project tackles illegal deforestation in the Cardamom Rainforest Biodiversity Hotspot in Cambodia through anti-poaching activities, at the front-line, where action is needed the most.
The Cardamom Rainforest Landscape, in South‐West Cambodia, is one of the largest contiguous forested landscapes in tropical Asia. The Cardamoms are globally significant for biodiversity including tree species: the landscape supports important populations of at least 23 threatened tree species including agarwood, rosewood and many dipterocarps. In the Cardamoms these species are principally threatened by illegal logging and deforestation largely for land speculation. Wildlife Alliance has been active in the landscape since 2001 implementing effective evidence‐based conservation programs addressing drivers of forest and wildlife declines. The two main project outcomes focus on measurably reducing levels of illegal offtake of threatened tree species and reducing deforestation in critical areas of the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape.