By Mengey Eng
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| November 29, 2017
Fisheries Administration (FiA) and WCS inaugurated the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center (KKRCC) on 14 November 2017. The opening ceremony was chaired by H.E. Srun Limsong, Deputy General Director of FiA, H.E. Sok Sothy, Koh Kong Provincial Deputy Governor, Mr. Joe Walston, WCS’s Vice President for Field Conservation Program, and Mrs. Pat Koval, TSA's Chairman of the Board, along with other donors, NGOs partners, international turtle experts, local authorities, community members, teachers and students.
The KKRCC is a joint effort between FiA and WCS to conserve the Critically Endangered Royal Turtle, Cambodia’s National Reptile, as well as Critically Endangered Siamese Crocodile. It is situated in Toul Koki Commune, Mondul Seima District, Koh Kong Province. This world-class facility will be used for raising and breeding the Critically Endangered Royal Turtle, Siamese Crocodile and other threatened reptile species.