Fauna & Flora International renews partnership with Cambodian government

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment have renewed their close partnership, with the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding.

The Ministry of Environment oversees the management of all protected areas in Cambodia, and this new Memorandum of Understanding will ensure continued cooperation between FFI and the Ministry on nature conservation, sustainable natural resource use, capacity building, research, land-use planning and management, and other related activities within Cambodia’s protected area system.

Signing of the MoU.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by H.E. Dr Sabou Ousano, the Ministry’s Secretary of State (as a high representative of H.E. Dr Say Sam Al, Minister of Environment) and Mr Tuy Sereivathana, Country Director of FFI's Cambodia Programme.

The cooperation will contribute towards the Cambodian government’s plans for socio-economic development, which includes the protection of ecosystems and the improvement of community livelihoods.

It will also strengthen FFI’s work to secure and improve the management of biodiversity-rich areas and help provide Cambodian nationals with the necessary skills, experience and materials to conserve their unique natural heritage, which includes some of the region’s most threatened species.

FFI has been working in Cambodia since 1998 and signed the first Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry in December 2002, which has been continuously updated every three years since then.