Sunda Pangolin Conservation in Cambodia

Sunda Pangolin Conservation in Cambodia

(c) Paul HILTON for WCS
Grantee Wild Earth Allies
Type Protecting Pangolin Landscapes
Location Cambodia
Grant Amount $49,052
Duration 1 year

Sunda pangolins (Manis javanica) are one of three Critically Endangered pangolin species, and have suffered an alarming population decline of 80% across its range in southeast Asia. In Cambodia, population estimates of Sunda pangolin are lacking but they are regularly confiscated from poachers. With Pangolin Crisis Fund support, Wild Earth Allies will assess the status of Sunda pangolin in the project area,  to address urgent knowledge gaps on pangolin distribution and threats from poaching and trade. They will also strengthen pangolin protection through community engagement, monitoring and patrols, and awareness raising events in neighboring communities.