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Draft Biodiversity Status Maps for Your 6NR – Cambodia

At the beginning of the 6NR process, we challenged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to double the number of maps used from your 5NR to your 6NR. Are you on track to meet this challenge? We have exciting news for you!  Using the UN Biodiversity Lab, and the global datasets available within it, we created 18 draft biodiversity status maps for your country.

Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms for Direct Use as Food, Feed, or for Processing (FFP) | Webinar presentation

Mr. Pisey Oum, with 15 years of experience implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and handling biosafety regulations on a national level in Cambodia, made this presentation during the NBSAP Forum webinar session on the 15th Anniversary of the Entry into Force of Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

For more information on the webinar session, please click here. Watch this recording and all other NBSAP Forum sessions in the NBSAP Forum Youtube channel.

Ibis Rice: Conserving Critically Endangered Birds And Supporting Local Livelihoods In Protected Areas Through A Certified Sustainable Agriculture PES Scheme In Northern Cambodia

Ibis Rice is a scheme, active since 2007 in three Protected Areas in Northern Cambodia, whereby communities are incentivized to protect critical habitat through sales of a high-quality agricultural product. Under the scheme, farmers that abide by the rules, including agreed land-use plans and no-hunting laws, are able to sell their rice through the village committee, which is legally mandated to administer the land-use plan.

Wildlife-Friendly Ibis RiceTM Of Cambodia’s Northern Plains

‘Wildlife-Friendly Ibis RiceTM’ is grown in the paddy fields of Preah Vihear province, on Cambodia’s Northern Plains. The Ibis RiceTM project aims to protect critically endangered birds and mammals, and prevent further loss of their habitat, which is being replaced by large and small-scale agriculture. Small-scale farmers from fifteen villages receive a price premium on their rice, in exchange for implementing conservation agreements. These limit the conversion of wetland areas to rice fields, and ban hunting of rare water birds.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY NAMA IN THE GARMENT INDUSTRY IN CAMBODIA

It is proposed that the energy efficiency NAMA described in this document be embedded in the national energy efficiency policy so that it will help the Government of Cambodia to provide financial incentives to interested garment manufacturing companies to implement energy efficiency measures by replacing old inefficient equipment with new more efficient technologies.

Sustaining The Natural Capital Stocks And Flows Contained Within Cambodia’s Protected Areas To Fuel Economic Development

The solution proposes to work with the Cambodian government to help reposition its protected area system as part of the means for realizing, rather than hindering, development objectives, in particular as they relate to poverty alleviation. Conservation International (CI) has completed a preliminary assessment that indicates 68 percent of Cambodia’s critical natural capital is still intact. Approximately 42 precent is covered by its protected area system.

What You See Is What You Pay: Profiting From Eco-Tourism In Cambodia

Through eco-tourism the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), park authorities, business and community partners are protecting globally significant populations of endangered species in northern Cambodia. These enterprises also generate enough revenue for local people to change their behavior to more wildlife friendly ways, while also increasing their wealth. Communities manage eco-lodges and employ their members as service providers like guides.

Equator Initiative Case Study – Tmatboey Community Protected Area Committee

The village of Tmatboey comprises 236 families, some from the Kui minority ethnic group, and lies within Preah Vihear province, in the remote Northern Plains of Cambodia. The plains of Preah Vihear are home to the world’s largest breeding populations of Giant Ibis and White-Shouldered Ibis – both critically endangered species. In total, the area supports 50 species on the IUCN Red List, and is for many of these species a last refuge, making the Northern Plains a focus for conservation interventions.

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