The Southern Cardamom REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Forest Deforestation and Degradation) project is collaboration between the Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Alliance to obtain sustainable financing for the conservation management of Southern Cardamom National Park and Tatai Wildlife Sanctuary from the sale of verified carbon units. The project will be verified and validated under the Voluntary Carbon Standards (VCS) and Carbon Community Biodiversity (CCB) standards. As part of this process there is a need to conduct social and biodiversity impact assessments using the best practice Open Standards for conservation process.

Using these standards a two day workshop will be held for between 20-25 participants with knowledge of conservation and biodiversity issues in the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape. Participants will be a mixture of government, academia, and civil society stakeholders. The workshop will be facilitated by Wildlife Alliance with support from the General Department for Administration of Natural Conservation (GDANCP).

The aims of the workshop will be to identify biodiversity indicators for measuring the conservation success of the Southern Cardamom REDD+ project and to ensure the project has no negative impact on globally significant biodiversity. Workshop outputs will be incorporated into the Project Description Document (PDD) being produced for validation and verification by January 2018.

For further questions or information please contact Dr. Thomas Gray (gray@wildlifealliance.org ), Director of Science, Wildlife Alliance.

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