By Mengey Eng
| 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.
With funding from USAID Supporting Forests and Biodiversity Project implemented by Winrock International, the Cambodian Nature Film was screened to raise local awareness of important wildlife conservation initiatives and inspire a love of nature and conservation in Cambodia. Prior to the screening event the FiF team spent the day conducting a few different interactive environmental education activities and games to teach students & teachers about the rich biodiversity of Cambodia, the characteristics of living things, and the anatomical differences between the different primate groups living in Cambodia.
This nature film shows the wonders of wildlife in Cambodia through various conservation projects from across the country. A section of this video highlights the unique dry forest ecosystem found around Tmatbouy Ecotourism Community Protected Area that is home to two species of Critically Endangered ibis, the White-shouldered Ibis and Cambodia's National bird, the Giant Ibis.