WCS Cambodia

Primate Conservation Strategies & Partners

Two main interventions to help protect primates in the SPF and Northern Plains: active law enforcement, and land-use planning. In addition a range of other programs support and enhance these on-going field activities. Political support is garnered at the local, provincial and national level to help address issues ranging from large-scale economic land concessions, to localised disputes over resource access. Education and awareness of environmental issues is carried out by all components of the projects, and through partnerships with other organisations. These and other activities help provide a suitable enabling environment. The core conservation strategies however remain law enforcement, together with land-use planning and community engagement

Long-term ecological monitoring allows us to assess the effectiveness of our interventions. Primate monitoring and conservation has been supported for several years by the US Fish and Wildlife Service Great Ape Conservation Fund. Other partners in primate conservation have included the Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation.