This project aims to promote integrated natural resource management to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, natural resources, and ecosystems in the northern region of Cambodia. The intent is to generate multiple landscape benefits including effective conservation of globally threatened species and high conservation forests, improve management of natural resources and ensure the maintenance of ecosystem services. INRM specifically aims to improve the management of protected areas by ensuring their financial stability, enhancing the northern region of Cambodia and the productivity of agricultural lands, and improving local livelihoods, all while utilizing water catchments from the northern landscape as a catalyst. By addressing threats to biodiversity and ecosystem services, INRM will harmonize socio-economic development, sustainable management of land, and natural resource and biodiversity conservation through an integrated management approach. Specific focus to strengthen policies and institutional capacity at the national and sub-national levels will ensure the integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services in sector and socioeconomic planning. Working at a landscape level will help to ensure the conservation of species through the establishment of connectivity with a network of habitats and ecosystems.
KEY EXPECTED RESULTS
1. Systemic and institutional capacity for integrated landscape management; improved national frameworks and enhances institutional capacity as foundations for an integrated landscape approach to conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources.
2. Effective integration of Protected Areas and surrounding riparian and multiple use production landscapes in Northern Cambodia.
3. Knowledge Management, gender mainstreaming, learning, M&E.