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.
Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) - Conservation
UN Sustainability Goals
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.
hectares of deforestation avoided since 2021.
community members trained in sustainable natural resource management skills.
wild species have a safe home to live in, including 75 globally threatened species.