Sustainable Rice Platform Kompong Thom Trial Begins Second Year
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
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
“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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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