The Angkor Centre for the Conservation of Biodiversity: the conservation of endangered species in Cambodia
2007 – 2010
Cambodian fauna and flora are in better condition than in most other countries in South-East Asia, but are experiencing significant decline due to poaching, trade and forestry practices. Furthermore, the country lacks human resources, laws and expertise to be able to manage biodiversity conservation issues effectively.
In situ research on endangered species is carried out in the Centre. The facilities enable endangered animal species to be given shelter and to be bred. An information centre welcomes and provides information for the local population as well as for tourists, a large number of whom travel to this part of the country.
In addition, measures aimed at fostering sustainable development of natural resources have been developed to promote bee-keeping (ACC-Bee), the use of solar energy and the production and dale of local crafts.
Act for nature