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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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Ibis Rice

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Ibis Rice
(November 26, 2010) Wildlife Friendly Ibis Rice is planted at the beginning of the rainy season, part of the daily life of farming families living in remote villages in or near protected areas.Once harvested, the village marketing network committee members buy rice from farmers who have followed the rules.Paddy rice is transported to a mill in Siem Reap where the milling, packaging and marketing is overseen by Sansom Mlup Prey.This video is a brief overview of the different participants in the program, from farmers...

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Supporting civil society in Preah Vihear and Mondulkiri

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Supporting civil society in Preah Vihear and Mondulkiri
(July 19, 2010) The Civil Society and Pro-Poor Markets (CSPPM) program is a three-year project that has been operating in 13 provinces since 2007. As one component of the Multi-donor Livelihood Facility's natural resource management and livelihoods program it is designed to help support rural communities to improve the management of their natural resources. The program has three main aspects: to improve the quality of community-based natural resource management; to increase the 'voice' of communities to help th...

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Resin-tapping in the Northern Plains

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Resin-tapping in the Northern Plains
(July 13, 2010) Resin tappers collect resin throughout the forests of the Northern Plains of Preah Vihear. This activity is a very important source of income for community members as resin tappers can earn US$100-600 per month. Resin tappers often disturb wildlife by camping at waterholes, they start forest fires and engage in hunting both opportunistically and commercially. Addressing the illegal activity associated with resin-tapping is necessary to improve the conservation status of the landscape. As resin-t...

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Engaging Local Communities in Conservation

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Engaging Local Communities in Conservation
(January 04, 2010) Many local communities in Cambodia have little control over the management of their land and other natural resources, and consequently little incentive to actively engage in the conservation of these areas. WCS and government partners have pioneered efforts to help local communities obtain land tenure rights, and engage in economic activities such as ecotourism and the cultivation of wildlife-friendly produce, that are compatible with conservation. In this way, local communities have an economic...

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