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KEO SEIMA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
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KEO SEIMA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

The Seima Protection Forest covers 292,690 ha. It is located in eastern Cambodia. The REDD+ Project Area covers 166,983 ha of forest

Project type

Forestry and conservation

Registry

Verra Registry

Project location

Cambodia

Certification

VCS (Verified Carbon Standard)
CCBA
REDD+
166,983 ha
Protected
175 000 Tons
Available volume
2017
Available vintage
1650
VCS ID

Certification(s):

SDG Goal(s):

SDG Goal 1 - No Poverty
SDG Goal 13- Climate Action
SDG Goal 15 - Life on Land

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Project description:

The forest is currently under threat from accelerating forest clearance for agriculture together with unsustainable resource extraction (including hunting, logging and fishing). These activities harm both biodiversity and local forest-dependent livelihoods.

By addressing these threats, deforestation will be reduced as will pressure on wildlife populations and other natural resources, bringing benefits to climate, biodiversity and people with forest-dependent livelihoods. The actions also contribute to leakage management goals.

Forest Surveillance

Deforestation, forest degradation and burn scars will be monitored through satellite images, aero photogrammetry, and LIDAR techniques with the use of drones, associated with ground truth verifications annually.

Employment

The site is part of the ancestral homeland of large number of ethnic Bunong people, for whom the forest is a key source of income and central to their spiritual beliefs

Biodiversity Protection

Mixed forest types and a range of elevation give rise to a rich collection of biodiversity, both flora and fauna. A total of 959 plant, fungi, and animal species have been recorded in the area, the highest reported number for any Cambodian protected area .A total of 356 bird species have been recorded. There are 41 Globally Threatened vertebrate species recorded in the Project Area (including 4 Critically Endangered and 14 Endangered). Many of these occur in globally or regionally outstanding populations, including Asian Elephants, primates, wild cattle, several carnivores and birds such as the Giant Ibis and Green Peafowl

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