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Streaming the establishment of community protected areas (CPAS) in Cambodia

Published by: MRLG

This Policy Brief is the first in a series of three that have been compiled as input into the revision of the Protected Areas Law (2008) based on a comprehensive review of documents and interviews with experts. It summarizes analyses and key recommendations on how to improve the Community Protected Area (CPA) system and formulates four proposals: (1) CPAs should be defined based on existing customary tenure practices and include areas of high value forest resources for the communities; (2) CPA registration needs to be simplified, decentralised, and streamlined; (3) CPA management plans need to identify and map the key socio-economic potentials; (4) zoning of PAs should be a collaborative process with the communities involved and with Indigenous Peoples.

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Field Value
Document type Issue and policy briefs
Language of document
  • English
Short title (alternative/varying form of title) Community Protected Area (CPAS)
  • Community forest
  • Forest protection
  • Land tenure and land titling
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
Copyright Yes
Version / Edition N/A
License Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO)

Mekong Region Land Governance Unit 11, House No. 262, Ban Saphanthong Kang, Sistattanak District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR PO Box 2973, Vientiane Lao PDR 01000 Phone: +856 21 454 807 Email: Website:

Author (individual) Florian Rock
Publisher N/A
Publication date 2022
Pagination 8
Keywords Indigenous,cutomary tenure
Date uploaded October 25, 2022, 07:13 (UTC)
Date modified October 28, 2022, 03:57 (UTC)