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Dep Oun leads Tmatbouy to Be Community Ecotourism Protected Area model in Cambodia

Dep Oun leads Tmatbouy to Be Community Ecotourism Protected Area model in Cambodia
(January 06, 2017)   -   Many people have heard about reputation of Tmatbouy Ecotourism Community Protected Area situated in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, where visitors can come to watch Critically Endangered Giant and White-shouldered Ibises. But, a few people have known that Dep Oun has spent more than 10 years leading Tmatbouy achieving remarkable results like today.

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Five Community Protected Areas Are Established

Five Community Protected Areas Are Established
(December 26, 2016)   -   Recognising the important role of those forest resources for wildlife protection and local livelihoods, MoE issued five PRAKAS on 09th December 2016 establishing those five forest areas as Community Protected Areas (CPAs)(total of more than 8,400 ha).

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Cambodia’s Bengal Floricans Threatened by Planned Power Line Development

Cambodia’s Bengal Floricans Threatened by Planned Power Line Development
(December 08, 2016)   -   A proposed power transmission line at the edge of the Tonle Sap Floodplain Protected Landscape (TSFPL), which might be constructed as early as next year, would pose a new threat to the Critically Endangered Bengal Florican.

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Ambassador of the European Union to Cambodia visits the Tmatbouy eco-tourism

Ambassador of the European Union to Cambodia visits the Tmatbouy eco-tourism
(December 01, 2016)   -   H.E. George EDGAR, Ambassador of the European Union to Cambodia, other EU delegates, and Cambodian journalists visited the Tmatbouy eco-tourism guesthouse inside the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Posted in: Northern Plains


Cambodia’s Sam Veasna Center Wins World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016

Cambodia’s Sam Veasna Center Wins World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016
(November 16, 2016)   -   Sam Veasna Center (SVC) has been named the Gold Winner in the ‘Best Contribution to Wildlife Conservation’ Category at the 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards.

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Combating Wildlife Crime in Cambodia

Combating Wildlife Crime in Cambodia
(October 28, 2016)   -   WCS announced today the completion of a training course for twenty government staff members, including protected area directors, law enforcement team leaders and advisors on law enforcement, as part of its support to counter-wildlife trafficking work in Cambodia.

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Twenty-five Cambodia’s Royal Turtles Headed to Wildlife Conservation Center in Siem Reap

Twenty-five Cambodia’s Royal Turtles Headed to Wildlife Conservation Center in Siem Reap
(October 18, 2016)   -   Twenty-five Royal Turtles have settled into their new home at the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) in Siem Reap. This move creates a second captive population after 206 turtles were moved to the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre in Mondul Seima district of Koh Kong Province in September.

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From Poacher to Protector

From Poacher to Protector
(October 11, 2016)   -   “Previously, I was not aware of the importance of wildlife, and its protection. What I knew was wildlife could provide food for my family or be sold for cash. I used to poach wildlife, such as Red Muntjac, Wild Pig, monitor lizards, and birds for food and sale,” said Neil, a former poacher.

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Posted in: Northern Plains


More Than 200 of Cambodia’s Royal Turtles Headed to New Center in Koh Kong

More Than 200 of Cambodia’s Royal Turtles Headed to New Center in Koh Kong
(September 16, 2016)   -   WCS in partnership with the Fisheries Administration (FiA) announced today that it is transferring 206 of Cambodia’s national reptiles—known as  Royal Turtles—to a new purpose-built breeding and conservation center in Mondol Seima district of Koh Kong province. The new facility will be named the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre.

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WCS’s Ecotourism Partner Named Finalist for 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards

WCS’s Ecotourism Partner Named Finalist for 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards
(August 29, 2016)   -   Cambodia’s Sam Veasna Center (SVC) has been named one of just 13 finalists in the 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards at the World Travel Market in London. SVC manages wildlife viewing trips with exclusive access to Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) sites across Cambodia.

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Signing Ceremony of Keo Seima’s REDD+ Carbon Project Agreement

Signing Ceremony of Keo Seima’s REDD+ Carbon Project Agreement
(August 12, 2016)   -   The Royal Government of Cambodia and the Wildlife Conservation Society signed an official Project Agreement for the Keo Seima REDD+ Project (Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) today witnessed by H.E. Say Samal, Minister of Environment and U.S. Ambassador William A. Heidt, at the offices of the Ministry of Environment.

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Posted in: Seima Forest


Wildlife-Friendly Ibis Rice Received International Recognition

Wildlife-Friendly Ibis Rice Received International Recognition
(August 08, 2016)   -   This recognition will allow Ibis Rice to be officially labeled as ‘Organic’ in the international market. This means there could be many new opportunities internationally for Ibis Rice in the future.

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Prek Toal Core Area Becomes A Ramsar Site

Prek Toal Core Area Becomes A Ramsar Site
(August 08, 2016)   -   In recognition of the incredible biological, social and economic value of the site, Prek Toal Core Area was designated as a Wetland of International Importance (also known as a ‘Ramsar Site’) by the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in December 2015. This recognition means that Prek Toal becomes Cambodia’s fourth Ramsar Site.  

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Pesticides: a major threat to Cambodia’s wildlife and biodiversity conservation

Pesticides: a major threat to Cambodia’s wildlife and biodiversity conservation
(August 07, 2016)   -   A new report reveals that the use of a very toxic pesticide is killing wild animals and may seriously affect the health of local communities in rural Cambodia.

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Posted in: Northern Plains


Cambodia’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary Sells First Carbon Credits

Cambodia’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary Sells First Carbon Credits
(July 26, 2016)   -   The Royal Government of Cambodia, through a long-running partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), has sold to Disney the first carbon credits from a climate change mitigation project in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, which encompasses a total area of 292,690 hectares.

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Posted in: Seima Forest


Critically Endangered White-shouldered Ibis Back in the Wild

Critically Endangered White-shouldered Ibis Back in the Wild
(June 16, 2016)   -   Today the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in partnership with the Ministry of Environment (MoE), the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB), Sam Veasna Center for Wildlife Conservation (SVC), and Tmatboey Community Eco-tourism Centre released a Critically Endangered White-shouldered Ibis, along with three Spotted Wood-owls, two Crested Serpent-eagles, and one Brown Fish-owl. 

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Posted in: Northern Plains


US State delegation visited Northern Plains of Cambodia

US State delegation visited Northern Plains of Cambodia
(June 12, 2016)   -   An official US State delegation visited Doungphlet Village and the Veal Buntoal Vulture Restaurant Ecotourism Campsite in Chheab Wildlife Sanctuary, Preah Vihear Province. 

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Community Patrol Teams in Seima forest

Community Patrol Teams in Seima forest
(May 30, 2016)   -   There are more than 150 local community members involved in community patrolling activities with support from Forestry Administration (FA) and Military Police (MP) Officials.

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Posted in: Seima Forest


2016 Wildlife Monitoring Season Started

2016 Wildlife Monitoring Season Started
(May 30, 2016)   -   The 2016 monitoring field season began in early December with the teams heading up to the northern transects.

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Posted in: Seima Forest


A helicopter flight over the Eastern Plains Landscape

A helicopter flight over the Eastern Plains Landscape
(May 30, 2016)   -   On the 12th of May WCS staff joined representatives from the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Interior, USAID, and WWF for a helicopter flight over the Eastern Plains Landscape.

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Posted in: Seima Forest


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