With CI support, the CCMNP program engages about 2,700 people directly in conservation agreements, which provide economic benefits to local communities in exchange for wildlife protection and surveillance. There has also been an increase in the number of community members reporting illegal logging and poaching.
US$ 1 billion
The annual value of the Cardamom Mountains is estimated to be more than US$ 1 billion in terms of the goods and services they provide, including timber, crops, carbon storage, non- timber forest products (e.g., game animals, nuts, seeds, berries, medicinal plants), water and recreation.
54 endangered species
The CCMNP is home to 54 species listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species, including Asian elephants, Siamese crocodiles, sun bears, gibbons and pangolins.