Southern Cardamom REDD+ Project
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
This page details the UN Sustainable Development Goals addressed by the Southern Cardamom REDD+ Project in Cambodia.
Sustainable Development in the Southern Cardamom Watershed
This "Ridge to Reef" REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation program developed by the UNFCC) project protects 497,000 hectares of coastal watershed in Cambodia.
In partnership with Wildlife Works, Wildlife Alliance, and the Royal Government of Cambodia, the project will generate VCS and CCBA verified carbon credits for 30 years. The social and environmental benefits will have a lasting impact beyond the lifetime of the project.
In 2020 alone this project:
- Conducted 5,189 patrols covering 193,651km
- Stopped 140 land encroachment attempts in the field, and submitted 115 cases to the courts
- Confiscated 663 vehicles used for illegal activities, including 33 excavators, bulldozers and tractors used to clear the forest
- Confiscated 1,720 illegal chainsaws and removed 9 illegal sawmills within the forest
- Removed 25,886 wildlife snares
- Rescued 562 live animals from poachers and hunters
Sustainable Development Goals addressed by the project
SeaTrees evaluates this project annually to measure its impact on all relevant Sustainable Development Goals.
The Southern Cardamom REDD+ project addresses nine SDGs. Read below for more details.