Royal University of Phnom Penh
Grants to Royal University of Phnom Penh
2012 (Duration 3 years)
Conservation & Sustainable Development
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — The Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) will identify important sites for key species along the Sekong and Sesan Rivers in Cambodia, pilot conservation incentive agreements with local communities; and establish indicators and monitoring protocols to track changes in the abundance of target species, quality of habitat, and the success of the conservation incentive programs. The riverine ecosystems of the Sesan and Sekong rivers hold unique biodiversity values that are not represented in Cambodia's protected area system. They have also not been a priority for conservation investment in the past.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Royal University of Phnom Penh $150,000 between 2002 and 2015.