By Mengey Eng
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| 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 country.
WCS, with support from the European Union, participated in the event by displaying a series of key wildlife images found living in the Northern Plains of Cambodia, Preah Vihear Province. These species included the Critically Endangered Giant Ibis, White-shouldered Ibis, and three species of vulture that require collaborative conservation activities in order to conserve their populations within this unique habitat. During the event, WCS staff briefed local communities and students about the importance of wildlife protection and encouraged them all to help conserve those species by not purchasing or eating bush meat.