Anantara is helping to conserve Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountains, which provide a major natural habitat for the country’s wild elephants.
In late 2013 Anantara was approached by the US-Cambodian conservation NGO, Wildlife Alliance, to help protect 18,000 hectares of forest in the Cardamom Mountains, with the aim of creating a corridor for elephants and other animals.
Contributions from Anantara’s parent company, Minor International, have funded the building, staffing and equipment for ranger stations to patrol the area, to prevent poaching and illegal logging.
Looking ahead in 2014, Anantara has announced plans to launch a new ‘Dollars for Deeds’ campaign. Initially being rolled out in Thailand, with plans to expand worldwide, the scheme invites guests to donate US$1 per night during their stay to raise money for a range of good causes.