Using a participatory approach to build community-based tourism

Interview with Touch Morn from Chambok Community on Travindy The following interview has been published by Travindy, and can be found here.    Chambok Community Based Eco-Tourism was one of the finalists in the Engaging Communities category of the 2017 National Geographic World Legacy Awards hosted at ITB Berlin. “Long before Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism embraced ecotourism, a visionary NGO launched a project to …

Chambok Community Based Eco-Tourism and Mlup Baitong selected as World Legacy Award Finalists

Prestigious international award by National Geographic and ITB Berlin Phnom Penh, 7 December 2016 – Chambok Community Based Eco-Tourism (CBET), in cooperation with environmental NGO Mlup Baitong, has been selected as a finalist for the National Geographic World Legacy Awards 2017 in the category “Engaging Communities”. Chambok CBET is one of three finalists in this category and was selected among …

Project Milestone Ceremony in Kraing Serey Village

I take a look around me and see many happy faces smiling, as if today is being the best day of their lives. It is an important day for the Community Forestry Management Leaders and the community. Preparations were made and a big tent was set up here in the center of Kraing Serey. Today is the big day. Today …

Everything has to come to an End – Closing Ceremony in Kampong Trach

Friday the 23th September 2016, Kampong Trach, Kampot province. Kampot lies in the south of Cambodia and offers beautiful landscapes with untouched nature. Big mountains can be found everywhere, but at the same time, endless lowlands reach up to the horizon. It is important to conserve this piece of ecosystem and to prevent its destruction. The Environment and Livelihood Improvement …

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Mlup Baitong at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

Planet at the crossroads – under this topic, IUCN has called its members to its World Conservation Congress 2016. It is held in Hawaii from September 1st to 10th. Mlup Baitong is represented by our Executive Director Mr. Va Moeurn and Deputy Executive Director Mr. Om Sophana.   Planet at the crossroads The World Conservation Congress (WCC) is held every …

Ecotourism in Cambodia

In this blogpost I’d like to describe my experiences with ecotourism in Cambodia. A Mlup Baitong intern and I visited two communities lately, with whom the organization has developed ecotourism projects. We wanted to get to know the projects primarily but also begin to carry out an analysis of the two places with regard to their sustainability and their success. …

My time at the office in Krang Serei

In this entry, I summarize some of my experiences during my first few weeks at the Kampong Speu office. On my first day at the Mlup Baitong Office in Krang Serei I agreed to join an activity for the “Access to Public Information” project. That meant getting up at 5 am, an obligatory shower, squeezing 7 persons into a Jeep …