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WCS, Provincial Department of Environment send five Lesser Adjutants to wildlife rehabilitation center

WCS, Provincial Department of Environment send five Lesser Adjutants to wildlife rehabilitation center
(May 09, 2019) Five Lesser Adjutants (Leptoptilos javanicus) were successfully transferred from Mundol Kiri province to the wildlife rehabilitation center at the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity in Banteay Srey district of Siem Reap province last April. Some of these birds were confiscated by the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Mundol Kiri Provincial Department of Environment rangers (PDoE) in April and some were handed in by local communities after being kept as pets. With good collaboratio...

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

Four New Royal Turtle Hatchlings Taken to Conservation Center in Koh Kong
(May 02, 2019) Four new Royal Turtle hatchlings hatched and were taken late last month to Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre (KKRCC) in Koh Kong Province, for feeding, raising and possibly breeding in the future. The four hatchlings emerged from a nest of seven Royal Turtle eggs found by a WCS Community nest protection team on a nesting beach along the Kampong Leu River in Preah Angkeo village, Dangpeng commune, Sre Ambel district in January 2019. Unfortunately, only four eggs successfully hatched, while the...

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Posted in: Mangrove Terrapin


20 Royal Turtles released into their natural habitat

20 Royal Turtles released into their natural habitat
(April 26, 2019) Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Department of Fisheries Conservation of Fisheries Administration, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries released today 20 Critically Endangered Royal Turtles into the Sre Ambel River system, in Boeng Trach village, Chamkar Luong commune in Kampong Seila district of Preah Sihanouk province. The release was made under the EU-funded project implemented by WCS in partnership with Wildlife Alliance, Cambodian Rural Development Team (CRDT) and the ...

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Posted in: Mangrove Terrapin


KSWS Working Group receives capacity building on zonation of protected areas

KSWS Working Group receives capacity building on zonation of protected areas
(April 04, 2019) Click here to download Khmer version Phnom Penh – Members of working group for zonation of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS) received the first capacity building on “Process and Procedure of Zonation and Management Plan for KSWS” after the group was formed in August last year.   Funded by US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and co-organized by the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and WCS, the two-da...

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Posted in: Seima Forest


The fight against the sand mining brings hope for Royal Turtles!

The fight against the sand mining brings hope for Royal Turtles!
(November 16, 2018) Click here to download Khmer version  Sre Ambel, Koh Kong Province (November 14, 2018) - The circular and declaration issued on 10 July 2017 by the Ministry of Mines and Energy’s (MME) to stop all types of sand dredging activities in Sre Ambel River system in Koh Kong Province, have led to the renewal of the nesting beaches along the river. Thanks to heavy rain and floods, some of the beaches are coming back naturally. This is the result of the great efforts and success of Wildlife Co...

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Posted in: Mangrove Terrapin


Critically Endangered Royal Turtles on the road to recovery!

Critically Endangered Royal Turtles on the road to recovery!
(October 05, 2018) Click here to download Khmer versionSre Ambel, Koh Kong Province (October 05, 2018) - After their release in November last year in Sre Ambel River system, the WCS monitoring team and the Department of Fisheries Conservation of Fisheries Administration, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries reported that recovery efforts for the only remaining wild population of the Southern River Terrapin are showing signs of success. All of turtles that were released in 2017 have been detected since. ...

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White-winged duck released back to the wild in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, Northern Plains Landscape (Preah Vihear province)

White-winged duck released back to the wild in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, Northern Plains Landscape (Preah Vihear province)
(July 20, 2018)  Throughout their distribution white-winged duck populations have been undergoing a very rapid and continuing decline as a result of disturbance and loss of crucially important riverine habitats. Currently listed on the IUCN Red List as Globally Endangered, their small and very fragmented global population of around 1000 individuals is spread across India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia (around 100). White-winged duck rely on undisturbed riverin...

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Posted in: Northern Plains


Nest Protection Program Secures the Fledging of Nearly 7,000 Birds in the Northern Plains of Cambodia

Nest Protection Program Secures the Fledging of Nearly 7,000 Birds in the Northern Plains of Cambodia
(April 02, 2018)   -   Since 2002, WCS, Ministry of Environment (MoE) and community members have protected 3,800 nests of 11 globally threatened bird species, leading..

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Poisoning Continues to Threaten Key Wildlife Species in the Northern Plains of Cambodia

Poisoning Continues to Threaten Key Wildlife Species in the Northern Plains of Cambodia
(March 27, 2018)   -   Endangered wildlife in the Northern Plains of Cambodia are facing a continued threat from the widespread use of pesticides to poison...

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Posted in: Northern Plains


Over 600 Eggs of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle Discovered in Mekong River

Over 600 Eggs of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle Discovered in Mekong River
(March 20, 2018)   -   Conservationists from Fisheries Administration (FiA) WCS and community members have found 20 nests of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle containing 663 eggs on sand bars along the Mekong River in...

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Posted in: Mangrove Terrapin


Over 200 young students learned about Bengal Florican and its situation

Over 200 young students learned about Bengal Florican and its situation
(March 18, 2018)   -   Some 210 young students paid a visit to Northern Tonle Sap Protected Landscape (NTSPL) to see the Critically Endangered Bengal Floricans and understand about their natural habitat ...

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Twenty Villages Sign Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary’s Carbon Credit Agreement for Community Development

Twenty Villages Sign Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary’s Carbon Credit Agreement for Community Development
(March 12, 2018)   -   The Ministry of Environment (MoE), Provincial Authorities and WCS provided local communities from 20 villages with Community Development Agreements under Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary’s (KSWS) REDD+ project...

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Posted in: Seima Forest


Six Critically Endangered White-shouldered Ibis Nests Protected in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary

Six Critically Endangered White-shouldered Ibis Nests Protected in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary
(March 05, 2018)   -   Six White-shouldered Ibis (Pseudibis davisoni) nests have been found in Tmatbouy village in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary so far this year by conservationists from ...

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Posted in: Northern Plains


Stakeholders Successfully Demarcate Boundary of Phnom Tbeng Natural Heritage Park

Stakeholders Successfully Demarcate Boundary of Phnom Tbeng Natural Heritage Park
(February 21, 2018)   -   Preah Vihear Provincial authorities, Department of Environment (DoE), local communities and WCS have successfully completed the demarcation of the Phnom Tbeng Natural Heritage Park...

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Posted in: Northern Plains


A Nest of Critically Endangered Royal Turtle Found in Sre Ambel River System

A Nest of Critically Endangered Royal Turtle Found in Sre Ambel River System
(February 18, 2018)   -   A nest of the Critically Endangered Royal Turtle with 16 eggs has been discovered by conservationists from Fisheries Administration (FiA), WCS, and local communities along Sre Ambel River system...

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Posted in: Mangrove Terrapin


Wildlife Conservationists Encouraged by Cambodia’s Pursuit of Justice in Murder Case of Three Rangers and Committed to the Protection of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Conservationists Encouraged by Cambodia’s Pursuit of Justice in Murder Case of Three Rangers and Committed to the Protection of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary
(February 13, 2018)   -   Wildlife Conservation Society is encouraged by the Cambodian Government’s actions pursuing justice in connection to the murder two weeks ago of...

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Posted in: Seima Forest


Statement from WCS on the Killing of Three Conservation Heroes in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

Statement from WCS on the Killing of Three Conservation Heroes in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary
(February 02, 2018)   -   The following statement was released by the Wildlife Conservation Society concerning the murder of three conservation heroes in Cambodia on 30th ...

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Posted in: Seima Forest


Three Critically Endangered Red-headed Vulture Nests Discovered in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary

Three Critically Endangered Red-headed Vulture Nests Discovered in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary
(January 29, 2018)   -   Three nests of the Critically Endangered Red-headed vulture were found in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary by conservationists from...

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Posted in: Northern Plains


Community Members Confiscate over 500 Snares and 80 Chainsaws in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

Community Members Confiscate over 500 Snares and 80 Chainsaws in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary
(January 21, 2018)   -   Over 500 snares and 80 chainsaws confiscated in 2017 by community patrol teams, led by Ministry of Environment’s (MoE) officials with members from local communities, show ...

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Posted in: Seima Forest


A young Asian Elephant found dead inside Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

A young Asian Elephant found dead inside Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary
(January 08, 2018)   -   A young male wild elephant, age about one year old, was found dead trapped in a hole...

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Posted in: Seima Forest


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