Conservation, Community and the Wonderful Wildlife of Cambodia

by | Jun 5, 2017 | Uncategorized

In the last two years alone, Cambodian wildlife conservation and ecotourism organisation Sam Veasna Center have delivered.

Keyfacts

 

In the last two years alone we have achieved

$89,500 in earnings for the communities
$29,000 in Community Conservation Contributions – funds spent by the communites, for the communities
$123,300 Investment in infrastructure and development to improve tourism value at communities
$138,000 in supporting direct conservation activities including Nest Protection for Critically Endangered large birds in the Northern Plains, and Supplementary Feeding for Critically Endangered Vultures

Where your money goes

Though Cambodia is famous for Angkor Wat and its tragic recent history, it is little known as a wildlife destination, a ‘secret spot’. Yet it one of the most important global biodiversity hotspots and home to rare habitats and species no longer found in the rest of the Southeast Asia.

This fusion of biodiversity, culture and history delivers a unique experience – where else in the world can you wake up in a remote wildlife sanctuary on the banks a 12th Century reservoir and discover some of the world’s rarest birdlife feeding outside, just meters from unvisited 10th Century temples. Or track endangered Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbons or Black-shanked Douc Langurs with conservation teams and indigenous tribes in the jungles of Mondulkiri, spotting Greater Hornbills, Blue Pittas and Green Peafowl on your hike. Discover flocks of 200 Sarus Cranes, Spot-billed Pelicans, critically endangered Milky Storks and Eld’s Deer in protected wetlands built by slave labor, and the legendary Flood Plains of the Great Tonle Sap Lake for some of the most important waterbird locations in Asia, and home to 50% of the world’s population of Bengal Florican.
Since 2003, Sam Veasna Center has been working hard to save this incredible natural world – a globally unique, award-winning responsible tourism and wildlife conservation organisation, SVC runs specialist birding and wildlife tours around Cambodia. With a mission to preserve Cambodia’s wildlife and habitats through community-based ecotourism, direct conservation, research and education, SVC’s work directly contributes to population stability and even growth of some of the world’s most critically endangered bird and wildlife, a reduction of habitat loss and the creation of sustainable communities.
Over the last 10 years SVC have built up a team of world class birding guides – investing 6 months every year in intensive training to improve their skills. They are a group of passionate conservationists with huge enthusiasm for the work they do and to share natural wonders of Cambodia with their clients.

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