Community-based groups key to natural resource protection

The Non-Timber Forest Products-Exchange Programme for Cambodia (NTFP-EP Cambodia) considers non-timber forest product (NTFP) groups and associations the key to encouraging social and environmental protection in Cambodia, said an NTFP-EP Cambodia press release.

Released following the second National Forum on NTFPs on Monday, it said NTFP-EP Cambodia is a collaborative network of more than 60 NGOs and community-based organisations which work with forest-based communities to promote sustainable management of natural resources.

The press release said NTFP groups and associations are important providers of social protection, which greatly contribute to forest conservation and poverty eradication goals. About 68 per cent of total rural households across Cambodia rely on forest resources for their livelihoods.

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