Norway funded Cambodia’s project on biodiversity

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) funded the project launched by Cambodia’s National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) with the technical assistance from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The Biodiversity Finance Initiative is the name of the project launced on June 20. This project is expected to be a solution for protecting and maintaining Cambodia’s forested ecosystems and natural resources which are critical importance for Cambodia’s development.

Tin Ponlok, the Secretary General of NCSD addressed the significant efforts in protecting the environment that have been made by the government of Cambodia over the past decade.

“The Royal Government has made significant reforms in environmental and natural resource management, increasing 61 protected areas by the end of 2018, including five Ramsar sites and three biodiversity conservation corridors covering the total area 7.5 million hectares, accounting for 41% of the country.

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