Empower Rural Communities and Help Protect Forests

by Wildlife Alliance
Dec 23, 2010

2010 A Great Year for Community-Based Ecotourism!

Dear Friends,

Chi Phat is becoming a premier ecotourism destination for travelers looking for a pristine experience in Cambodia. Recently Community-Based Ecotourism (CBET) in the Cardamoms has been featured in Lonely Planet, UK Metro magazine, Wall Street Journal, Swiss La Temps newspaper, Fah Thai on board magazine, EPA European Photo Agency and other publications.

Thanks to your support 2010 has been an impressive year for Wildlife Alliance’s Community-Based Ecotourism commune in Chi Phat. Chi Phat itself has seen a 54% increase in visitation, and a 65% increase in income generation. Also 92% of visitors rated their time in Chi Phat as “Excellent” or “Good”, 85% felt that the tours were a good value and 86% would recommend the site to a friend.

Chi Phat’s success is what will allow communities to thrive, ecosystems and forests to be preserved, and wildlife to be protected. Thanks to the growing ecotourism industry, villages and local communities are benefitting from conserving their natural heritage.

We thank you for understanding the importance of this endeavor and we encourage you to visit Chi Phat if you are traveling in Cambodia or Southeast Asia. Chi Phat offers opportunities to mountain bike, bird watch, trek to cultural heritage sites and eat homemade Cambodian food. Learn how to get to Chi Phat by checking out our website. We look forward to seeing you there and thank you for your support.

We will make sure to keep you up to date on the developments with our Community-Based Ecotourism project. In the meantime though please follow us on Twitter, Facebook and keep an eye on our blog for timely information regarding this and other projects.

Thank you again for your much needed support. We at Wildlife Alliance wish you the best for the Holiday Season and the New Year.


Juliane Diamond


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Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.wildlifealliance.org
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Jessica Knierim
Development Associate
New York, NY United States

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