Supporting Projects

1. Conservation Work

At CBGA one of our main aims is to conserve Cambodia’s wildlife and natural environment for future generations.  We play a key role in helping to protect natural habitat and sustaining bird and wildlife. By reconnecting people to the natural world, we hope they can rediscover a part of them which has become lost in everyday life.

Nest protection for Giant Ibis in Tmatboey

Nest Protection

One of the main issues in regard to the decline of bird species, in Cambodia, is that of  breeding failure. In response to this, and together with the local community groups, CBGA supports the nest protection program (nest protection in Tmatboey). We focus on critically endangered species, such as

Vulture Restaurant

The vulture population in Cambodia has dramatically declined in recent years. The decrease in a population follows a similar pattern to that of megafauna and other wildlife. The carcasses of these animals are what the vultures feed on. CBGA is part of the Cambodia Vulture Working Group.

Boeng Toal Vulture Restaurant
fixing the dam in Tmatboey forest to keep water for dry season

Pond Modification and Water Safety

Since the civil war ended in 1998, conservation awareness has risen in Cambodia. Both during and after the war, many wild animals were hunted. Over the last two decades, climate change has become the key issue which is affecting the lives of both people and animals.

2. Responsible Tourism Promoting Local Livelihoods

CBGA actively promotes community-based eco-tourism. We facilitate access to remote villages and encourage community participation in the decision-making process and the management of such enterprises. With this kind of initiative, we can improve and sustain a way of life for people inside the protected areas. We believe this kind of responsible tourism, running alongside our conservation and education programs, is the best way to preserve the Cambodian countryside.  This contributes to a sustainable existence for people living in the conservation areas. It also allows us to the opportunity to collect information and monitor any changes to the local environment.

Ecotourism

CBGA has set up sustainably funded ecotourism projects, managed by local communities, at various sites across Cambodia. The purpose of these initiatives is to support alternative livelihoods for people living inside the protected areas. This is tied to a policy of no hunting and stopping deforestation.

Ecotourism with Cambodia Bird Guide Association to support wildlife conservation and local communities

3. Environmental Education Program (EEP)

We believe that education is the best way to change people’s behaviour, in relation to the environment.  This is especially true for young people. CBGA is conducting an education program with schools situated locally and in the protected areas, helping children to understand the importance of conserving wildlife and habitat.

Environmental Education Program

Education

CBGA distributes educational material and teaches conservation to the public on an ongoing basis. Our resources include a library and material promoting ‘best practice’ for delivering environmental protection. We provide life skills training and promote awareness of the ecosystems which sustain local wildlife.

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