Wildlife Conservation | Humanscale's Work with the World Wildlife Fund
A leader in sustainability, Humanscale leads by example by not only reducing our own carbon footprint, but also reversing the environmental impacts of others.
We actively contribute to an organization that prioritizes the preservation of ecosystems: World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Humanscale CEO and Founder Robert King has been a member of WWF's National Council for more than 15 years, and believes the non-profit is a natural extension of Humanscale's mission.
King had an idea to restore a wild place to its natural existence before being exploited by commercial hunters and loggers. He selected Cambodia’s eastern plains for their rich ecological diversity and habitat of many endangered species. Since 2008, Humanscale has committed significant resources to the project, which focuses on the Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary and the Mondulkiri Protected Forest.
The 1.5 million acres of Cambodia’s eastern plains have been called “the Serengeti of Asia” due to the notable diversity of species present in the region. These plains are home to critically endangered and other indigenous species, such as sarus cranes, crocodiles, wild water buffalo, sun bears, leopards, green peafowl, gaurs, elephants, Eld’s deer, and, importantly, tigers. Today, there are as few as 3,200 tigers in the wild, and our ecosystem preservation program could potentially reintroduce 50 to 100 tigers back into the area.
The security patrols we fund in the area protect the wildlife from illegal poachers and loggers. The project has also helped to rebuild the lives of park rangers through new employment and additional training.
“It’s not about protecting a particular country. It’s about restoring and conserving wild places on Earth,” said King. “We want to leave a planet that has all the diversity of life on it for our children and grandchildren. It’s not our planet alone.”
Humanscale continues to work with WWF and support the Cambodia program to further our progress in making a marked difference.