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Nine Siamese Crocodiles Hatch at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre

Nine Siamese Crocodiles Hatch at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre
(August 14, 2017)   -   Nine Siamese crocodiles have hatched at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Cen...

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Posted in: Mangrove Terrapin


Re-discovery of Endangered White-winged Duck Proves Conservation Success in Northern Plains of Cambodia

Re-discovery of Endangered White-winged Duck Proves Conservation Success in Northern Plains of Cambodia
(August 07, 2017)   -   Conservationists finally confirmed that the belongs to a female White-winged duck,which was re-released back into.....

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Posted in: Northern Plains


Nineteen Critically Endangered Giant Ibis Nests Located in Northern Plains of Cambodia

Nineteen Critically Endangered Giant Ibis Nests Located in Northern Plains of Cambodia
(August 01, 2017)   -   19 nests of the giant ibis have been discovered during the current breeding season in the Northern Plains of Cam.....

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Success of Local Nest Protection Gives Hope of Worldwide Conservation of Globally Endangered Greater Adjutant

Success of Local Nest Protection Gives Hope of Worldwide Conservation of Globally Endangered Greater Adjutant
(July 27, 2017)   -   Endangered Greater Adjutant chicks have successfully fledged from 175 nests in the Prek Toal Ramsar Site in Cambodia and disbursed across the cou.....

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Globally Endangered Masked Finfoot Nest recorded in Cambodia

Globally Endangered Masked Finfoot Nest recorded in Cambodia
(July 20, 2017)   -   First Globally Endangered Masked Finfoot nest for four years on the Memay River in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife San....

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Posted in: Northern Plains


WCS Supports Decision by Ministry of Mines and Energy to Stop Sand Dredging in Sre Ambel River System

WCS Supports Decision by Ministry of Mines and Energy to Stop Sand Dredging in Sre Ambel River System
(July 18, 2017)   -   WCS supports the Ministry of Mines and Energy’s (MME) decision to stop all types of sand dredging activities in Sre Amble River system in....

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First Nest of Globally Endangered White-winged Duck Recorded in Northern Plains of Cambodia

First Nest of Globally Endangered White-winged Duck Recorded in Northern Plains of Cambodia
(July 03, 2017)   -   A nest with seven eggs of the Globally Endangered White-winged Duck was recorded in Northern Plains of Cambodia for the first time in five years after three local men informed to conservationists of Ministry of Environment (MoE), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The nest was located inside a Koki tree hollow about 12 meters from the ground in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary (KPWS) near Sambo Village, Sr-yorng Commune, Kulen District, and Preah Vihear Province.White-winged Duck (Asarcornis s...

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Globally Threatened Lesser Adjutant Returned to the Wild

Globally Threatened Lesser Adjutant Returned to the Wild
(July 03, 2017)   -   Today the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a threatened Lesser Adjutant back to the wild in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, Preah Vihear Province after this Adjutant had been rehabilitated at ACCB for more than a year.The Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) is a large stork reaching 130cm in height with a wingspan exceeding two meters. Despite a global upper pop...

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First Nest of Critically Endangered Siamese Crocodile Recorded in Sre Ambel River System

First Nest of Critically Endangered Siamese Crocodile Recorded in Sre Ambel River System
(June 27, 2017)   -   Conservationists from the Fisheries Administration (FiA), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and local communities found a nest with 19 eggs of the Critically Endangered Siamese Crocodile in Kean-to pond, near Preah Angkeo Village, Dongpheng Commune, Sre Ambel District, Koh Kong Province, while searching for tracks, signs, and dung of wild crocodiles in the area. This is the first Siamese Crocodile nest recorded in six years of research and protection in the Sre Ambel River System. Siamese Croc...

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Cambodia’s Ministries Come Together to Address Wildlife Trafficking

Cambodia’s Ministries Come Together to Address Wildlife Trafficking
(June 22, 2017)   -   A first-ever milestone event brought together Cambodian officials and others today to discuss law enforcement options and responses to wildlife trafficking –an increasing threat to the world’s wildlife species.In attendance at the meeting were representatives from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ministry of Interior, Military Police, Anti-Corruption Unit, the diplomatic sector, and conservation NGOs.“This is the first time ...

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Over 150 Asian Giant Softshell Turtles Returns to the Wild

Over 150 Asian Giant Softshell Turtles Returns to the Wild
(June 21, 2017)   -   WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) in collaboration with Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration (FiA) and the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) released 150 Endangered Asian Giant Softshell Turtle hatchlings into their natural habitat along the Mekong River.The hatchlings are part of a community protection program designed to increase the wild population of the species, and had been collected from nests that were guarded by local communities.The Asian Giant Softshell Turtle (Pelochelys cantorii) is l...

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Celebrating Environment Day 2017

Celebrating Environment Day 2017
(June 16, 2017)   -   WCS joined the Ministry of Environment, non-governmental organizations and other 400 local students and community members to mark the celebration of World and National Environment Day 2017 at Kulen High School, Preah Vihear Province. With this year’s theme of “connecting people to nature”, this awareness event was organized to urge all local stakeholders to engage in forest protection and biodiversity conservation that will significantly contribute to addressing climate change issues in the coun...

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Poaching for Traditional Medicine a Threat to Colorful Primate’s Last Refuge

Poaching for Traditional Medicine a Threat to Colorful Primate’s Last Refuge
(June 12, 2017)   -   Two suspects have been sent to Mondulkiri Provincial Court after being arrested on suspicion of killing two Globally Endangered Black-shanked Douc Langur inside Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS). “Educating local communities is needed to encourage their participation in wildlife conservation. In addition, all Cambodian people can also play an important role in conserving our priceless wildlife from extinction by not purchasing or eating wild meat,” he added.

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Can Cambodia’s Rice Farmers and Bengal Floricans Co-exist?

Can Cambodia’s Rice Farmers and Bengal Floricans Co-exist?
(June 08, 2017)   -   Commercial dry-season rice cultivation in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap floodplain increasingly threatens the Critically Endangered Bengal Florican, a new study says. This and other threats put the species at high risk of extinction in the near future, unless it is managed appropriately.

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Khoeun Khea – Safeguarding Cambodia’s forest

Khoeun Khea – Safeguarding Cambodia’s forest
(June 02, 2017)   -   Khoeun Khea, 19, lives in an isolated village in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary (KPWS). In June 2016, Khoeun Khea came across a colony of 30 Lesser Adjutant nesting pairs whilst collecting resin in forest near his house. This is the second year the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has employed Khoeun Khea to protect the nests of globally threatened Lesser Adjutants in KPWS.

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Over 200 Local Community members in Tmatbouy village, Preah Vihear Joined the Cambodian Nature Film Screening

Over 200 Local Community members in Tmatbouy village, Preah Vihear Joined the Cambodian Nature Film Screening
(June 02, 2017)   -   Fauna in Focus (FiF), a new environmental education and public awareness project, in collaboration with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) screened the Cambodian Nature Film in front more than 200 people, including Ministry of Environment’s Officials, local authorities, community members, teachers and young students at Tmatbouy Primary school in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, Preah Vihear Province.

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Wildlife Photographs in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary Confirms Site’s Importance for Conservation

Wildlife Photographs in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary Confirms Site’s Importance for Conservation
(May 25, 2017)   -   Recent images from hidden cameras placed in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS), in Kratie and Mondulkiri Provinces, have confirmed the protected area's ongoing importance for many of Cambodia's most charismatic species. Wildlife recorded include Asian Elephant, Guar, Banteng, Sambar, Wild Pig, Leopard Cat, Macaque species (Pig-tailed, Long-tailed and Stump-tailed), East Asian Porcupine, Large Indian Civet, Lesser Oriental Chevrotain, Green Peafowl, Germain's Peacock Pheasant and other wild bird...

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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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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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