U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh statement on the USAID Greening Prey Lang Funding redirect

On 17 June 2021, the US Embassy in Cambodia issued a statement on the USAID Greening Prey Lang Funding Redirect. In a statement, the US embassy expressed ​concerns over deforestation​ which continues to occur in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, where the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has invested more than $ 100 million in programs to combat these problems. Other concerns related to forest crime, wildlife and government cooperation remain unresolved. The United States is ending assistance to government entities under the USAID Greening Prey Lang project.  This U.S. assistance will instead be redirected to support civil society, the private sector, and local efforts to improve livelihoods and expand climate sensitive agriculture.

Link to the statement: http://ow.ly/e1sV50Fcagq

The US Embassy in Cambodia