This is the largest carbon emission reduction program in Cambodia’s land use sector. The project protects habitat for Asia’s most threatened species including Asian elephants, gibbons, and the giant ibis. This work is part of Cambodia’s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement. Formalized land and resource use rights for local communities.
Type: REDD+, Carbon Reduction
Partner: Wildlife Conservation Society
Standard: Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standard (CCB)
This project provides income streams for the residents and landowners. It also provides its indigenous residents with food, fuel, building materials, and spiritual sites. The community regularly uses medicinal plants from the forest as well.
It is home to the highest number of species record in any protected area including more than 350 bird species have been observed here. Additionally, it is a home to several different monkey species and around a quarter of Cambodia’s remaining wild elephant population. More that 15 new species have been discovered in this protected forest.