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Shinta Mani Wild: Eco-Luxury Leader Joins Global Elite!

Shinta ManiShinta Mani Wild – A Bensley Collection announced its induction into The Long Run, a prestigious global alliance dedicated to environmental conservation and community engagement, in a groundbreaking move redefining the essence of sustainable luxury travel. This partnership heralds a new chapter in the luxury travel sector, emphasizing a steadfast commitment to sustainability and ethical practices in Cambodia’s South Cardamom Forest.

Nestled in an untouched river valley bordering the Cardamom National Forest, Shinta Mani Wild – A Bensley Collection is a beacon of eco-luxury, offering an all-inclusive tented camp experience that seamlessly blends adventure with environmental stewardship. The camp’s affiliation with The Long Run underscores a shared vision of leveraging tourism as a force for good, championing the conservation of nature and the well-being of local communities.

David Steyn, the visionary General Manager of Shinta Mani Wild, expressed his enthusiasm about joining forces with The Long Run, an organization renowned for its rigorous sustainability standards recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). “Joining The Long Run family aligns perfectly with our core values and mission. It’s more than a partnership; it’s a pledge to ensure our beautiful slice of Cambodia remains a legacy for generations to come,” Steyn remarked, highlighting the camp’s dedication to preserving over 865 acres of biodiverse land.

BCSMW Rangers with Jeep
BCSMW Rangers with Jeep

Shinta Mani Wild’s strategic conservation efforts are intricately linked to The Long Run’s 4Cs framework—Conservation, Community, Commerce, and Culture—aiming to set new benchmarks in sustainable tourism. Shinta Mani Wild is at the forefront of safeguarding Cambodia’s natural heritage by protecting rare and endangered species listed on the IUCN Red List and supporting the Wildlife Alliance.

The camp’s commitment extends beyond environmental conservation to embrace community upliftment through the Shinta Mani Foundation. With initiatives focused on education, healthcare, small business development, and ecological preservation, the foundation’s Hospitality School is pivotal in offering vocational training, empowering local youth, and fostering sustainable livelihoods.

Dr. Anne-Kathrin Zchiegner, Executive Director of The Long Run, lauded Shinta Mani Wild’s inclusion in their global network. “The challenges our planet faces are immense, and it’s only through collaborative efforts like this that we can hope to effect meaningful change. Shinta Mani Wild not only embraces our holistic approach to sustainability but elevates it, inspiring others in the industry to follow suit,” Zchiegner emphasized, underlining the critical role of collective action in navigating the complexities of global environmental and social challenges.

As Shinta Mani Wild – A Bensley Collection joins the ranks of The Long Run’s esteemed members, it sets a precedent for the future of luxury travel, where extravagance meets ecological and social responsibility. This partnership not only enhances the allure of Cambodia as a destination for discerning travellers but also serves as a powerful testament to the transformative potential of sustainable tourism. In the heart of Cambodia’s wilderness, a new standard is set, promising an unforgettable journey that leaves a lasting legacy of conservation and community empowerment.

 

 

 

Written by: Supaporn Pholrach

 

 

 

 

 

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