Campaign to Protect Prey Lang Launched
AKP Phnom Penh, September 23, 2020 --
Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially launched here yesterday a campaign for Prey Lang Forest Protection Social and Behavior Change Communication.
The event was presided over by Secretary of State for Environment H.E. Sao Sopheap and Ms. Veena Reddy, Mission Director of USAID Cambodia.
Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Sao Sopheap said the campaign gears up Cambodia’s efforts in achieving a significant behaviour change and enhancing positive actions toward forest protection and biodiversity conservation in the country.
The campaign responds to the Royal Government’s commitment to sustainably manage forests and biodiversity as stated in the Constitution on environmental protection and natural resource management, the Rectangular Strategy-Phase IV, and the National Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023, he underlined.
H.E. Secretary of State took the opportunity to express his deep appreciation and gratitude to USAID Cambodia and all stakeholders for their commitment and activities in favour of forest protection, biodiversity conservation and sustainable natural resource management in Cambodia.
For her part, Ms. Veena Reddy laid stress on USAID’s environmental protection programme in Cambodia in the past decade focusing on two major biodiversity hotspots – Prey Lang and Eastern Plains Landscape. This project aims to promote environmental protection, sustainable use of natural resources and active participation of the Cambodian people in protecting their resources, she added.
(Photo: El Vattanac)
By Phal Sophanith