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Forests getrecognized


The Forestry Administration legally recognized the first 10 Community Forestry Agreements

in Cambodia at a ceremony in Siem Reap. The Community Forestry in North-Western Cambodia

Project is the final phase of one of the longest running CF projects in Cambodia.

Initially supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN for 12 years,

it is managed by the Forestry Administration and currently funded by New Zealand

AID. There are more than 264 Community Forests at various stages of development in

Cambodia, covering 179,020 hectares of forest and involving 57,252 families who are

beginning to realize direct benefits, the organization announced.



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