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Legacy Project

Cambodia Supporting Forests and Biodiversity (SFB)

Because many Cambodians make their living from farming, logging and other pursuits that can lead to deforestation, the country struggles to protect its forests while maintaining economic growth. The USAID Cambodia Supporting Forests and Biodiversity Project empowers forest communities, government officials at all levels, NGOs, business interests and communities to become champions for sustainable forest management practices that benefit people and the planet. The project has conducted extensive assessments to support wildlife and biodiversity research and has improved planning and management of nearly 1.3 million hectares.

Funder: USAID

Project Timeline: November 9, 2012 - February 8, 2018

Country: Cambodia

Program Areas: Clean Energy and Environment, Forestry and Natural Resource Management and Biodiversity

Contact: Meyru Bhanti,

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Project Goals


sequestered or avoided more than 11.9 million tons of GHG – equivalent to emissions from driving 2.5 million cars for a year


the management of more than 1.3 million hectares


more than 13,000 people in natural resource management and engaged 37,000 in improved forest management


The WESTool allows users to explore how ecosystem services, land uses and socioeconomic factors interact across Cambodia’s landscapes.