USAID Supporting Forests and Biodiversity (SFB) Project in Cambodia

USAID Supporting Forests and Biodiversity Project implemented by Winrock International and a consortium of Partners is working to improve conservation and governance of Eastern Plains and Prey Lang Landscape to mitigate climate change and conserve biodiversity.

Supporting Forests and Biodiversity

The forests of Cambodia cover more than half the country. About 80 percent of the population lives in rural areas, and an estimated 70 percent rely almost entirely on agriculture and forestry for their livelihoods. But decades of armed conflict and political insecurity have left a legacy of environmental destruction.

The Supporting Forestry and Biodiversity (SFB) Project aims to improve conservation and governance of priority forest landscapes to mitigate climate change and conserve biodiversity. The program helps improve the effectiveness of government and other key natural resource managers to sustainably manage forests. It also promotes community participation in forest management decisions. Through constructive dialogue on forest management and economic development, the project works to foster trust between communities, the government and the private sector.

Under the SFB project, communities are trained to protect their forests by patrolling the woods to stop poaching and illegal logging. They are also trained on how to generate income from ecotourism and non-timber forest products, such as resin and honey. By working closely with the Cambodian government, the project assists forest communities in obtaining the legal rights to manage the land they've lived on for generations.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Winrock International

    Implementing NGO, Government
    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain...

  • WWF

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    For more than 45 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in...

  • Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

    Advocacy NGO, Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. The story began in the early 1900’s when Wildlife Conservation...

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Key Information

LocationCambodia, East Asia and Pacific
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 14.9 Million