The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were established by United Nations as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity. There are 17 goals in total and this project is aligned to the following SDG goals.
SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth
The project helps to provide alternative incomes to tackle the poverty issues that lie at the heart of illegal land-grabbing by training locals in increasing agricultural yields, supporting the development of eco-tourism, providing access to education and improving healthcare facilities.
SDG 13: Take urgent action on climate
The rainforest covered by the project provides 3.9 million tonnes of carbon absorption. Preserving it helps to prevent the release of large amounts of CO2 emissions and helps to mitigate climate change.
SDG 15: Protest, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems.
Protecting this area of rainforest also support at least 52 species of threatened wildlife including the Asiatic black bear, Sun Bear, Clouded Leopard, Fishing Cat, Marbled Cat and 5 critically endangered species – Pangolin, Siamese Crocodile, Batagur Baska Turtle, Giant Ibis and White-earned Night Heron.