Last week, WCS SMART team, in collaboration with Fisheries Administration, provided a two-day training course on “Patrol Data Collection Using SMART Mobile App” for counterparts from Fisheries Administration Cantonments in Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk provinces and five fisheries communities along the Sre Ambel River system. The training aimed to build capacity of the participants on how to use SMART Mobile App for accurate data collection and freshwater law enforcement field observations.
SMART Patrol Data Collection is one of key activities of the project aiming to design plans and measures to protect and conserve Royal Turtles, Siamese Crocodiles and fisheries resources along the Sre Ambel River system in Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk by mitigating fisheries offense and improving community’s livelihood.
The training, held in Preah Sihanouk’s Kampong Seila district, was supported by EU-Partners Against Wildlife Crime, Rainforest Trust, Wildlife Reserves Singapore, US Forest Service and Turtle Survival Alliance. WCS and partners are working to prevent the illegal capture and trade in endangered turtles under the EU Partners against Wildlife Crime Project.