The Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary is 2,500 square kilometers (about 970 square miles) of beautiful forest, wetlands, rivers, and dry lands in northeastern Cambodia, which is home to at least 53 species of endangered wildlife. This landscape is considered a conservation priority by several international organizations, including the World Wildlife Fund, BirdLife International, and the Wildlife Conservation Society.
To protect these ecosystems we:
- work with local communities to establish community-led protection areas, particularly near where plantaion companies are using land and natural resources
- support with conservation infrastructure and with local law enforcement to identify and protect high priority terrestrial, riverine, and aquatic habitats
- collaborate with local and international agencies to engage in best practices and incorporate local community values into biodiversity conservation and management
By preserving land within and near the Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary PRCF Cambodia has helped protect its wildlife, including endangered species, and their sustaining habitat. We have also engaged in efforts specifically targeted to protect tiger prey, including wild cattle (Banteng) and Indian Bison (Gaur), and Giant and White-shoulder ibis waterbirds. These conservation efforts are critical for such species, which are at risk of global extinction.
We protect locally endangered species by:
- setting up non-invasive cameras to identify areas in which the animals roam and eat, which are considered to be high priority areas, to promote better protection
- engaging both law enforcement and local communities in action planning to protect species high priority areas, which includes community monitoring of protection areas
- creating species conservation action plans and then supporting implementation of action plan priorities to ensure that target areas receive concentrated protection
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