Social and Behaviour Change Campaign to Protect Wildlife Launched
AKP Phnom Penh, June 22, 2022 --
The Ministry of Environment and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched here on June 22 a campaign to protect wildlife in Cambodia.
Named “Social and Behaviour Change Campaign to Protect Wildlife - Reduce Snaring, Selling/Buying and Eating Bushmeat” the campaign, the second of its kind, is a part of the Zero-Snaring Campaign, led by the Ministry of Environment in collaboration with partnered organisations and local communities.
H.E. Neth Pheaktra, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Environment, said that all Cambodians have a shared responsibility to conserve and protect precious natural resources.
“We urge Cambodians across the country to say ‘No to wild meat’ and to join the Royal Government’s efforts in combating illegal wildlife trade as well as participate in the conservation of our Kingdom's natural resources,” he stressed.
Mr. Richard Chen, Sustainable Economic Growth Office Director of USAID/Cambodia, pointed out that wildlife plays an important role in maintaining ecosystem services that benefit people and the economy.
Increasing awareness of the importance of biodiversity will encourage even more Cambodians to protect wildlife, he said.
(Photo: Ministry of Environment)
By Pheng Somany