This week British Ambassador Bill Longhurst visited a UK-funded project site, the Steung Areng Community-based Ecotourism (CBET) in Koh Kong province. He met representatives of the local community committee for the eco-tourism project as well as law-enforcement rangers.
This project is funded by the UK’s Environment Ministry (DEFRA) and implemented by the Wildlife Alliance Cambodia following a successful earlier project in Chi Phat Community-Based Ecotourism- សហគមន៍អេកូទេសចរណ៍ជីផាត. It is enabling the establishment of #CBET by providing infrastructure, skills, and management necessary to generate sustainable livelihoods for affected communities across more than 7,000 sq. km of the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape. It also aims to create a much-needed barrier to the illegal wildlife trade.