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World Migratory Bird Day Celebration at Prek Toal

World Migratory Bird Day Celebration at Prek Toal
(May 23, 2017)   -   More than 250 participants from Ministry of Environment (MoE), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), local authorities and communities, teachers and students marked the celebration of the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2017 at Prek Toal Core Area and Ramsar Site of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve, Battambang Province. This celebration highlighted the need for conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It called for support and involvement of local communities in conserving the birds tha...

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Nine New Royal Turtle Hatchlings Taken to Conservation Center in Koh Kong

Nine New Royal Turtle Hatchlings Taken to Conservation Center in Koh Kong
(May 10, 2017)   -   After being protected for three months, nine new hatchlings of Royal Turtle successfully hatched and were taken to Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre, Koh Kong Province, for feeding, raising and possibly breeding in the future.

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Posted in: Mangrove Terrapin


Annual Population Survey of the Critically Endangered Bengal Florican Completed

Annual Population Survey of the Critically Endangered Bengal Florican Completed
(May 04, 2017)   -   A research team consisting of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Ministry of Environment (MoE) has successfully completed the annual population survey of Bengal Florican at the Tonle Sap Floodplain Protected Landscape in Kampong Thom and Siem Reap Provinces.

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Sustainable Rice Platform Kompong Thom Trial Begins Second Year

Sustainable Rice Platform Kompong Thom Trial Begins Second Year
(April 27, 2017)   -   Following promising results in the first year, WCS and SMP’s Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) field trial, with funding from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), is beginning its activities for the second year, allowing local farmers to register to be member of SRP to increase their rice yields and get involved in environmental protection and wildlife conservation.

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Gibbon Habituation at Jahoo Gibbon Camp, Andoung Kralong Shows Positive Results

Gibbon Habituation at Jahoo Gibbon Camp, Andoung Kralong Shows Positive Results
(April 26, 2017)   -   Habituation of Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) in the forest surrounding Jahoo Gibbon Camp—Andoung Kralong’s community-based ecotourism project inside Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary—is allowing tourists visiting the area a unique insight into the life of these primates.

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Posted in: Seima Forest


Yin Ry has spent more than 15 years to protect forests and wildlife in Tmatbouy ecotourism

Yin Ry has spent more than 15 years to protect forests and wildlife in Tmatbouy ecotourism
(April 18, 2017)   -   “During the research, first I laughed at WCS’s Research team when I saw they were so happy when they saw Giant ibis because I thought it was normal and nothing surprised as I saw those giant ibis birds almost every day. But, they told me that those giant ibises are globally rare and Critically Endangered. It is great that they are living in Tmatbouy. I was so surprised to hear that information, and started thinking how to protect them from extinction,” he added.

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Posted in: Northern Plains


Group of Journalists Explore the Northern Plains of Cambodia

Group of Journalists Explore the Northern Plains of Cambodia
(April 05, 2017)   -   Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment (MoE) was delighted to arrange a field trip for a group of 12 national journalists from six well-known media outlets to Kulen Promtep and Chhep Wildlife Sanctuaries within the Northern Plains Landscape, Preah Vihear province.

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Posted in: Northern Plains


Camera Trap Confirmed Birds Using Bird Feeding Stations

 Camera Trap Confirmed Birds Using Bird Feeding Stations
(March 19, 2017)   -   Pictures from camera traps have confirmed that bar-bellied pitta (Hydrornis elliottii; popular with tourists), Siamese fireback (Lophura diardi), red jungle fowl (Gallus gallus), and emerald dove (Chalcophaps indica) are using the bird feeding stations in the forest surrounding Jahoo Gibbon Camp.

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Posted in: Seima Forest


Giant Ibis Nests located early in the Northern Plains

Giant Ibis Nests located early in the Northern Plains
(March 09, 2017)   -   Three nests of the Critically Endangered Giant Ibis have already been located in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary (KPWS) this year.

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Tun Sarorn has spent over 10 years taking care of captive Royal Turtles

Tun Sarorn has spent over 10 years taking care of captive Royal Turtles
(February 28, 2017)   -   Hundreds of thousands of people have heard of the Royal Turtle, Cambodia’s National Reptile, but not many are aware that Ms. Tun Sarorn has spent over 10 years taking caring for and feeding captive Royal Turtles.

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Posted in: Mangrove Terrapin


Great News for Lesser Adjutant Conservation in the Northern Plains of Cambodia

Great News for Lesser Adjutant Conservation in the Northern Plains of Cambodia
(February 23, 2017)   -   After being guarded by local community members for almost three months, 172 Lesser Adjutant chicks have been successfully protected in the Northern Plains, so far this nesting season.

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Posted in: Northern Plains


Illegal Electro-fishing Killing Royal Turtle

Illegal Electro-fishing Killing Royal Turtle
(February 16, 2017)   -   An adult female Royal Turtle was killed by illegal electro-fishing in the Sre Ambel area last week. The dead turtle, which is over 11 years old and weighs 9kg, was found dead along ​the Kaong River.

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World Wetlands Day Celebration at Ang Trapeang Thmor Protected Landscape

World Wetlands Day Celebration at Ang Trapeang Thmor Protected Landscape
(February 16, 2017)   -   More than 500 people from the Ministry of Environment (MoE), provincial, district and local authorities, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), monks, local community, teachers and students marked the celebration of World Wetlands Day 2017 at the Ang Trapeang Thmor Protected Landscape (ATTPL) in Banteay Meanchey Province.

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Nut Menghor Has Spent Over 10 Years Researching Wildlife in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

Nut Menghor Has Spent Over 10 Years Researching Wildlife in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary
(February 13, 2017)   -   Wildlife research and monitoring is a very difficult task and always presents challenges, but due to his commitment and dedication to conservation, Nut Menghor has spent more than 10 years researching key wildlife species in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, Mondulkiri province, providing important information to protected area managers.

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Red-headed Vulture Nests Protected in the Northern Plains

Red-headed Vulture Nests Protected in the Northern Plains
(February 09, 2017)   -   Two nests of the Critically Endangered Red-headed Vulture have been located in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary (formerly Preah Vihear Protected Forest) in the Northern Plains of Cambodia

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Posted in: Northern Plains


Sarus Cranes return to the Northern Tonle Sap Protected Landscape

Sarus Cranes return to the Northern Tonle Sap Protected Landscape
(January 29, 2017)   -   These are the first of at least 50 Sarus Cranes that return to the site every year, making the NTSPL a critical habitat for Sarus Crane, as well as the most important breeding site for the Critically Endangered Bengal Florican.

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Stakeholders Worked Together to Verify Locations for Wildlife Sanctuary Demarcation

Stakeholders Worked Together to Verify Locations for Wildlife Sanctuary Demarcation
(January 29, 2017)   -   Without clear demarcation, land grabbing, illegal logging and agricultural expansion by migrants is a constant danger.

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Over One Hundred Sarus Cranes Return to Ang Trapeang Thmor Protected Landscape

Over One Hundred Sarus Cranes Return to Ang Trapeang Thmor Protected Landscape
(January 26, 2017)   -   One hundred and fifteen Sarus Cranes have returned to Ang Trapeang Thmor Protected Landscape (ATTPL) in Banteay Meanchey province for feeding after their breeding season is over.

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Endangered Turtles Were Rescued and Released Into the Wild

Endangered Turtles Were Rescued and Released Into the Wild
(January 22, 2017)   -   Ten Vulnerable Malayan Snail-eating Turtles and an Endangered Yellow-headed Temple Turtle  were rescued in Prek Toal Core Area and Ramsar Site.

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White-shouldered Ibis Nests Located in the Northern Plains

White-shouldered Ibis Nests Located in the Northern Plains
(January 18, 2017)   -   So far this year, three nests of the Critically Endangered White-shouldered Ibis (Pseudibis davisoni) have been located in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, of the Northern Plains of Cambodia.

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