Cambodia is a small country, yet it is home to a rich diversity of plant and animal life. From wild elephants to clouded leopards, the country is home to some of the most iconic animals in the world. Sadly, many of these precious creatures are under threat, and the wild habitats where they live are vanishing. Public awareness of these issues is desperately needed if we are to change the way people interact with nature, and that’s where we come in!
Nature Discovery, Environmental Education
& Wildlife Media for Conservation in Cambodia.
Fauna in Focus is a new environmental education and awareness project based in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Our mission is to improve knowledge of and attitudes towards wildlife, raise support for wildlife conservation and inspire a love of nature in Cambodia.
We are currently seeking long-term support to build a Nature Discovery Center in the heart of Siem Reap. This interactive facility will bring advanced environmental education to the masses while raising support for our local outreach programs.
Our first environmental education program is the Cambodian Wildlife Club. These fun and interactive programs aim to inspire a new generation of nature lovers in Cambodia, and are designed to the highest inquiry-based learning standards.
Media-based resources can reach audiences far beyond the classroom. Our first project, A Cambodian Nature Film, reached over 1.4 million views in its first month. Our future plans aim to bring wildlife conservation into the digital age of the 21st century.
The Master Plan
Want to learn more about our future plans? Download the Project Summary document here for more information about our mission, current and future plans, as well as the many ways you can help out. Learn about our Cambodian Nature Film, meet our founding members, or explore our vision for the future of Nature Discovery and Wildlife Media in Cambodia.
If this sparks your interest, contact us for a copy of our Master Plan or learn how you can get more involved as a Wildlife Champion. We are always looking for new partners or sponsors, and even a little support can go a long way here. You can help us build a new generation of nature lovers across Cambodia.
A Message From Our Founder
My name is Daniel and I have worked in wildlife conservation, research and environmental education for over a decade. My undergraduate studies focused in primate research and conservation, and I have been lucky enough to live in Madagascar and Nigeria, alongside inspiring individuals working to protect endangered wildlife and preserve the biodiversity of Earth.
Yet I have also witnessed significant funds wasted on poorly implemented projects. I have come to realize that much of the wasted funds in conservation result from what looks good on paper to board members or donors half a world away. As such, Fauna in Focus is setting out to do something very different.
Fauna in Focus takes conservation a step back to address the underlying problems. It is illogical to expect a nation to embrace conservation without a fundamental understanding of its intrinsic values, its impact on economy, and a sense of pride in their own natural heritage.
Today, Fauna in Focus is taking the first steps to inspire positive changes in the relationship between people and nature in Cambodia. We are the only project in Cambodia providing high-quality environmental education programs and educational media to significant audiences.
Our first media campaign reached over 1.6 million people in just a few months. It has been shared with students, powerful government officials, local communities and businesses alike. With overwhelming support, this small-scale campaign is already inspiring a new love of nature across the country. This is already helping fueling the public and political will needed for real, long-term change, yet this is just the beginning!
Fauna in Focus has far bigger plans for the future, from the first Nature Discovery Center in Southeast Asia, to education and media programs. But we need your support. Become a Champion for Wildlife, and help us inspire a country to help preserve the world that we all share.