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Bamboo Producer Group is happy to see their business keep growing

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Bamboo Producer Group is happy to see their business keep growing
(March 18, 2021) Sales of bamboo ornaments and utensils crafted by the Bamboo Producer Group in Sre Preah Community Protected Area (CPA) increased almost four times from $212 in 2019 to $806 in 2020.The reasons for this increase in income were that the Bamboo Producer Group diversified the bamboo products being made and improved their quality as a result of training delivered under the USAID KSCP, as well as behavior change in consumers who stopped using plastic items and switched to bamboo.Sre Preah Bamboo Prod...

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Bunong Indigenous Villages in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary Are Suffering from Human-Elephant Conflict

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Bunong Indigenous Villages in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary Are Suffering from Human-Elephant Conflict
(June 08, 2016) A handful of Bunong indigenous villages located in or on the edge of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (formally known as Seima Protected Forest) are suffering from human-elephant conflict, which in this case is when elephants enter their farms and eating and/or damaging their crops. This is a recent problem with the elephants only causing this intensity of damage over the last 2 – 3 years. The likely causes of this issue are loss and disturbance of elephant habitat from forest clearance and il...

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Indigenous Land Tenure in Mondulkiri

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Indigenous Land Tenure in Mondulkiri
(December 16, 2010) Securing land tenure will help stabilise land-use in the Seima Protection Forest (SPF). This is one of WCS and the FA's key strategies in the SPF as it will protect forests, and the wildlife that depend on them as well as maintaining critically important cultural values. The film was produced with the general assistance of Danida, DfID, NZAid and The Asia Foundation

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Seima Protection Forest, Cambodia

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Seima Protection Forest, Cambodia
(December 16, 2010) This film introduces the Seima Protection Forest (SPF) and the work of the Forestry Administration (FA) to develop a program to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD).The REDD project aims to provide a sustainable source of financing for the SPF through the payment of carbon credits from avoided deforestation. This film introduces the main concepts of REDD and shows how this will benefit the globally important biodiversity and social values of the SPF.The film was produced wi...

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Conservation through Literacy

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Conservation through Literacy
(July 22, 2010) The Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia Program, in collaboration with World Education, Inc., have started an innovative project using literacy programs to support conservation efforts. The project began in January 2010 and is being piloted in the villages of Sre Levi and Andoung Kraloeng in the Seima Protection Forest (SPF), Mondulkiri.Preliminary investigations carried out by World Education in 2009 revealed that illiteracy and innumeracy are a significant barrier to the successful implemen...

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Landscape planning in Mondulkiri

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Landscape planning in Mondulkiri
(July 19, 2010) The Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) work in Cambodia focuses on a suite of conservation areas including the Seima Protection Forest (SPF) in southern Mondulkiri province. Conserving these areas is however not just a question of improving their management, they also depend on the landscape that surrounds them. Asian Elephants move with the seasons, spreading widely in the wet season to search for food. Vultures travel huge distances to find carrion. For these and other species the boundarie...

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Surveying Local Communities in Seima

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Surveying Local Communities in Seima
(July 06, 2010) Forestry Administration and WCS Project staff in Seima conduct regular surveys of the local communities that live in and around the Seima Protectoin Forest. The latest study describes the communities as they were in early 2008. In particular we sought to find out information on livelihoods and how many community-based organisations were present in the landscape. The report also reviews information on agri-business and mining exploration concessions, which are likely to be key drivers of demograp...

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Seima Protection Forest Declared

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Seima Protection Forest Declared
(July 06, 2010) On August 7th 2009 the Royal Government of Cambodia's highest legislative body, the Council of Ministers declared the creation of the Seima Protection Forest (SPF). At 2,926 km2 this is the largest new protected area created in Cambodia since 2002. This development marks the culmination of over three years of lobbying on the part of SPF managers to secure additional legal support for the SPF as the draft sub-decree was reviewed and approved by a range of Cambodian government agencies, including ...

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Wild Cattle in the Seima Protection Forest

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Wild Cattle in the Seima Protection Forest
(July 06, 2010) Wildlife surveys in the newly extended core area of Seima Protection Forest started earlier this year and they have been yielding exciting results. One of the most interesting of these has been an unusual encounter with a large herd of one of SPF's most endangered species, Banteng.Banteng, one of Cambodia's three species of wild cattle, once occurred from southern China across mainland Southeast Asia, Peninsular Malaysia and parts of Indonesia. However, the species now persists only in greatly r...

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Surveying Alternative Sites for the Mangrove Terrapin

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Surveying Alternative Sites for the Mangrove Terrapin
(January 06, 2010) A rapid field-based assessment of the the Sre Ambel river and surrounding areas was implemented in late 2008 by a collaborative team comprising members of Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Conservation International–Cambodia (CI), the Forestry Administration (FA) and the Ministry of Environment (MOE).The survey, which lasted approximately four weeks, primarily focused on the numerous river valleys punctuating the coast and on a select group of foc...

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