Help Ethnic Cambodians Conserve 300k ha of Forest

by Cambodian Rural Development Team Vetted since 2010 Site Visit Verified


This project will support the conservation of 300k ha primary rainforest in Cambodia by giving the ethnic Phnong people that are dependent upon it alternative livelihoods to support their families.

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The Seima Forest is one of the most important forest areas remaining in Cambodia, both as the traditional homeland for indigenous Phnong people, and as an area of exceptional biodiversity. However, the food security of communities in the forest remain dangerously low. Families subsist on what they grow for only 1-6 months of the year. The rest of the year they depend on the forest for food. The population is therefore extremely vulnerable to changes in natural resource availability and climate.


The project will increase food security of 4 communities and reduce dependency on forest resources. Materials and training for sustainable livelihoods (vegetable growing, chicken-raising and fish-raising) will be provided to 15 farmers' groups.

Long-Term Impact

225 phnong families living in the Seima forest will have increased food security. Natural resource dependency and vulnerability will be reduced, which will result in the sustainable management and conservation of this important primary forest

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Background to the project on CRDT's website
Information posters about CRDT's work in Keoseima
Website of CRDT conservation partner, WCS Cambodia

Organization Information

Cambodian Rural Development Team

Location: Kratie Town, Kratie Province - Cambodia
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @CRDT_Cambodia
Project Leader:
Or Channy
Executive Director
Kratie, Kratie Cambodia

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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