Name (Short name) Website Nationality Status
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
United States
NGO/private non for profit
Forestry Administration of Cambodia (Forestry Administration of Cambodia)


Project Partners:

Cambodia Forestry Administration;local NGOs;Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia Program ;Cambodia Rural Development Team (CRDT); Sam Veasna Centre; World Education Inc.; The Community Legal Education Centre (CLEC)


General Information:

Project name Seima Protection Forest REDD pilot project
Secondary name Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation in Seima Protection Forest
Status Ongoing
Location Mondulkiri province in Eastern Cambodia. Coordinates are for headquarters for south-western entrance to the reserve in the Keo Seima District as according to PDD
Longitude 106.921028
Latitude 12.136975
Multiple location No
Area (hectares) 298250
Start date 2010
End date 2069
Duration (years) 60
Project description The Community-Based Production Forestry project (CBPF) consists of two main areas of activities:- A Core Protection Forest where a REDD+ project will be implemented, where deforestation is 100% prohibited, and Buffer Protection Forest areas, where suitable development activities can occur and timber will be harvested in a sustainable way. - A Community-Based Forest Enterprise (CBFE) project. Here timber harvesting rights will be assigned to Community-based Forest Enterprises (CFEs) set up at the commune level and timber products will be sold on the domestic market.
Objective 1 conservation/restoration
Objective 2 development
Objective 3 timber production
Type of forest dry and humid
Deforestation drivers industrial agriculture or cattle ranching;infrastructure;slash and burn agriculture
Project Type IFM;REDD
Precision for AR propjects
Dominant type REDD
Project located in a protected area yes
Name of the protected area Seima Protection Forest
Size of the protected area (hectares) 180513
Proportion of the project located in a protected area 60%
Category of protected area (IUCN classification) ND


Carbon Certification:

Certification status certified
Standards CCB;VCS
Crediting period 2010-2014
Expected anual carbon credits(tCO2eq) 314000
Total expected carbon credits(tCO2eq) 1570000
Validation date of the first certification 11/16/2015
Methodology for carbon standard VCS VM0015
Report for carbon standard #
Report for cobenefit standard
Type of baseline Avoided Unplanned Deforestation and Degradation


Sale of Carbon Credits:

Transaction status Period of issuance Quantity of credits sold Buyer's name Buyer's status Buyer's sector Buyer's nationality Buyer's motivation Type of credit market Carbon credit price(in USD) Sources


Financing Sources:

Name of the financer Type of financing Amount (in USD) Financing period Sources
Domestic market of timber
Sale of timber
voluntary market
Carbon future
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International donors
Public source grant
Royal Government of Cambodia
Domestic government grant


Socio-economic Characteristics:

Number of inhabitants in the area Preserves forest areas that provide the basic needs and traditional cultural identity for over2,500 households (approximately 12,500 people) within the 20 REDD+ participating villages
Social expected benefits - Close involvment and interaction with Community Councils;- Education;- Income generation through the sale of timber and non-timber forest products;- Secured land tenure
Participatory approach mentioned yes
Detail of the participation approach ND
Free Prior and informed Consent mentioned no
Type of payment received direct payment
Detail of the payment According to Pearson et al 2008, payments to communities are being considered
Economic activities implemented by the project ecotourism;micro-credits;plantation forestry;tree planting
Detail about economic activities Sustainable timber harvesting; direct benefit sharing of carbon revenue supporting community investment priorities.
Expected employment yes but no data
Indirect investments Education;Other Infrastructure
Detail of indirect investments Literacy and numeracy education for increased off farm livelihood options; provides agricultural extension and infrastructure support increasing food security, incomes, and climate change resiliance and resilience to climate change
Sources CCBA's PDD;
9999/ND = No data