Rising Phoenix Co. Ltd.
Rising Phoenix Co. Ltd. as a social enterprise aims to restore and conserve Western Siem Pang Forest using business principles in partnership with all who share our vision.
Rising Phoenix Co. Ltd. was incorporated in 2015 and is managed as a social enterprise to support the conservation of Western Siem Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia. We propose combining the traditional donor approach with a private sector business model to secure the long-term conservation of the site.
Western Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary is a unique and globally irreplaceable site. It supports populations of five bird species listed by IUCN as Critically Endangered, including Cambodia’s national bird the giant ibis. This means without immediate conservation interventions, these species face a high chance of global extinction. There are very few sites globally that support this number of Critically Endangered species. The area forms part of the one of the largest blocks of protected forest across Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. It also supports numerous other endangered bird and mammal species, including Eld’s deer and Banteng.
Rising Phoenix is currently supporting the on going work by BirdLife International and the Department of Environment of Stung Treng Province, who together implement a programme of species monitoring, livelihoods and enforcement work at the site.