Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

This is one of Cambodia’s largest and most successful conservation programs, covering nearly 300,000 hectares in eastern Cambodia. Keo Seima is a Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) project, one of the best mechanisms to address the climate, deforestation, and biodiversity crises. Nature-based climate solutions are a critical part of the pathway to keep global warming below 2°C.

Project Type

Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) - Conservation

Location

Cambodia

UN Sustainability Goals

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, goal number 1, No Poverty.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, goal number 2, Zero Hunger.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, goal number 3, Good Health and Well-being.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, goal number 6, Clean Water and Sanitation.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, goal number 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, goal number 13, Climate Action.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, goal number 15, Life on Land.

How does this reduce emissions?

Encompassing 20 villages and 13,000 community members, Keo Seima sits at the frontier of a wave of deforestation that has swept through adjacent, unprotected areas. REDD+ is a mechanism through which the market rewards forest conservation and wildlife protection, by paying for the greenhouse gas emissions reductions that result from the conservation activity. Halting the loss and degradation of forest ecosystems and promoting their conservation enables more carbon storage.

Impact by the numbers.

25,000

hectares of deforestation avoided since 2021.

12,763

community members trained in sustainable natural resource management skills.

950

wild species have a safe home to live in, including 75 globally threatened species.

449

jobs created.

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