At Poh Kao, we choose to work in the most isolated, wild, and intact places left on the planet where indigenous people and local communities are living, these forests are the source of their families’ livelihoods and wellbeing and the foundation of their cultural identities.
We believe that equitable and unavoidable solutions to biodiversity hotspot destruction, poaching and the illegal wildlife trade (IWT) crisis must support and include indigenous peoples and local communities, must be grounded in local context and local evidence, and must be owned and driven by local people.
We are working in 2 priority sites, home of critically endangered species, such as the Bengal tiger at Sariska National Park with Krapavis local NGO in India and the new discored gibbon at Veun Sai Siempang National Park in Cambodia.
We are engaging Indigenous People and local stakeholders in direct sound ground protection to help us engage and inspire decision-makers to take action with us to protect the wildlife and wild places we all care about.
POH KAO, created in 2006, is a non-profit french association of general interest, organized and existing under the laws of the Ministry of Interior in France. Since 2009, Poh Kao is registered as an International NGO by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Royal Government of Cambodia and won a the Medal of the Ministry of Environment.
The name of our organization means “Together” in indigenous language of Montagnards inhabitants of Veun Sai Siem Pang Forests North Eastern Cambodia.