Visiting Community Protected Area (CPA) Model in Cambodia

From 13 to 19 January 2019, People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) organized a visit to Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Ratanakiri province and Western Siem Pang Nature Reserve in Stung Teng province, Cambodia. The event was pleased to welcome representatives of Dak Lak Union of Science and Technology Associations, Dak Rong Forestry Ltd. Co, Tram Lap Forestry Ltd. Co, and Ea Noul, Buon Don communities in Dak Lak province.

The trip was to make participants realize the need for local community participation in forest management and protection and learn practical experiences in developing forest-based livelihoods.

Visiting Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Ratanakiri province.

The area around Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary, where Hoang Anh Gia Lai Agrico invested in 10.000 hectare for agriculture development.

Economic land concession areas of Hoang Anh Gia Lai around Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary.

O’Rey CPA team shared their experiences in managing 2680 hectares of forest in Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary.

Veal KamBor village forest management team shared their experiences in managing 2982 hectare in LomPhat Reserve

Visit the bird conservation model managed by O’Rey CPA with support from BirdLife Cambodia in Western Siem Pang Nature Reserve

Birds were protected by O’Rey CPA with support of BirdLife Cambodia in Western Siem Pang Nature Reserve

BirdLife’s representative shared information about its activities that supported the community in Western Siem Pang Nature Reserve

Discussion with the local organic rice production team about forest protection at Western Siem Pang Nature Reserve

Leaders of Stung Teng province participated in the meeting and answered community questions about the local organic rice model, associated with forest protection in Western Siem Pang Nature Reserve.

Leaders of the province was questioned about policy and government support for local organic rice production.

Western Siem Pang Nature Reserve.

A man-made lake in Western Siem Pang Reserve, whose construction was supported by BirdLife Cambodia.

The delegation came back after the journey to Western Siem Pang Nature Reserve

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