Fauna & Flora is working to strengthen the management of Virachey National Park, survey its biodiversity and support communities living near the park to ensure that the forest is adequately protected.
Our work in Virachey National Park
Fauna & Flora is conducting camera-trap surveys and using other survey methods including eDNA techniques to survey Virachey National Park’s biodiversity. In addition, we are supporting zonation and management efforts and working with Indigenous communities living adjacent to the protected area – including the Brao and Kavet people. This is to strengthen sustainable livelihoods and support other initiatives that reduce their dependence on hunting and fishing within the park’s boundaries. We are also supporting these communities to strengthen their own management of park resources through community-protected areas.
This is a collaborative effort, and we are working closely with national and sub-national Ministry of Environment offices, Indigenous communities and local civil society organisations.