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Cambodia joins GBIF as associate participant

Cambodia joins GBIF as associate participant
(May 27, 2020) The Kingdom of Cambodia has joined the GBIF network as an associate participant, expanding the network in Asia as its fourth national member and tenth formal participant. Cambodia formalized its entry into GBIF with signature of the Memorandum of Understanding by Dr Tin Ponlok, Secretary-General of the National Council for Sustainable Development, a cross-ministerial body coordinated by the Cambodian Ministry of Environment. As outlined in the most recent National Biodiversity Strategic Action P...

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Posted in: Sarus Crane


Sustainable bamboo harvesting in Sre Preah Community Protected Area in Mondulkiri Province

Sustainable bamboo harvesting in Sre Preah Community  Protected Area in Mondulkiri Province
(May 26, 2020) Located inside Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, Sre Preah community protected area (CPA) was established in January 2019. Over 200 families from across three villages in Sre Preah commune—O Chra, Pu Char, and Pu Kong—are members of the CPA. People in these villages traditionally rely heavily on rice cultivation and chamkar, but these activities generate insufficient income to support a household throughout an entire year. The USAID Keo Seima Conservation Project (USAID KSCP), implemente...

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Posted in: Seima Forest


Delegates from Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries visit Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center

Delegates from Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries visit Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center
(May 26, 2020) Koh Kong—On May 24, 2020, H.E Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) led a delegation to visit Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center located in Tuol Koki village of Koh Kong province. The purpose was to learn about WCS’s Royal Turtle Conservation Project which has been implementing since 2001 in collaboration with MAFF’s Fisheries Administration (FiA) and local community along the Sre Ambel River System in Sre Amble district in Koh Kong and Preah Sih...

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Posted in: Mangrove Terrapin


Celebrating Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle Conservation on World Turtle Day 2020

Celebrating Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle Conservation on World Turtle Day 2020
(May 23, 2020) Phnom Penh—To mark World Turtle Day, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) celebrates the conservation of the Critically Endangered Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtles in Cambodia. “With continuous support from our donors and good cooperation from the Fisheries Administration (FiA), plus strong commitments of our field staff and community nest protection team, WCS has made significant progress in implementing its project over the past years,” said Ken Sereyrotha, Country Progr...

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23 Royal Turtles hatch in Sre Ambel – more than the three previous years combined

23 Royal Turtles hatch in Sre Ambel – more than the three previous years combined
(May 19, 2020) Koh Kong – Twenty-three Royal Turtles hatched from nests on the Sre Ambel River this year. This is more than the total number hatched in the previous three years combined. The 23 hatchlings were from three Royal Turtle nests found and protected by a community nest protection team on two sand beaches along Sre Ambel River system in Koh Kong Province. One of the nests was found on a beach used every year by the turtles, while the other two nests were found on a beach not used by turtles...

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Posted in: Mangrove Terrapin