Our Forest – Our Future
Did you know that forests cover about 30% of the world’s land mass? And that about 13 million hectares of forest are lost each year? That is 35 soccer fields per minute!
In Cambodia alone more than 1.5 million hectares were lost in the last 15 years – an alarming rate which affects climate and people and demands our joint action.
To raise awareness on the importance of preserving the forests worldwide, Save Cambodia’s Wildlife is proud to present the short film Our Forest – Our Future, which was produced in cooperation with Welthungerhilfe and the EU.
Indigenous people in rural areas mainly rely on natural resources for their livelihood. Through deforestation by big corporations, illegal logging and climate change those resources are destroyed. Leaving the local population struggling for their future. Watch this moving documentary and find out, how organic farming and EcoTourism contribute to empower rural communities and preserve the forests. You can also buy the DVD in our shop.
Launch Event: More than 40 selected guests joined the launch event on February 19, 2016 in Phnom Penh to show their support for the activities of SCW – conserving natural resources and wildlife habitats.
Among the high-ranking politicians and Save Cambodia’s Wildlife partners weretheMinister of Environment, Minister-Counsellor of the EU Delegation in Cambodia and the Representatives from the German Embassy as well as representatives from Welthungerhilfe, Johanniter and WWF.
Both Executive Director of SCW Mr. TEP Boonny and Country Director of Welthungerhilfe Dirk Reber emphasized the importance of preserving the forests in Cambodia and worldwide in their significance for the climate, biodiversity and for the livelihood for indigenous people.