On 29th November, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Sam Veasna Center (SVC), Ibis Rice and the Community Protected Area Committee of Tmatbouy village were delighted to host a visit by H.E. George EDGAR, Ambassador of the European Union to Cambodia, other EU delegates, and Cambodian journalists to visit the Tmatbouy eco-tourism guesthouse inside the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary (KPWS). WCS, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, has been working to conserve forests and threatened wildlife populations in KPWS since 2000.
During the visit, the ambassador and other guests were briefed about the progress and achievements of key activities, funded by the European Union, in the Northern Plains of Cambodia, which include ecotourism, Ibis Rice, Bird Nest Protection, and Wildlife Monitoring through SMART.
"I am very pleased to see the villagers have changed from being dependent on hunting wild birds to protecting them. As local tour guides, villagers have the honour of sharing with tourists from around the world their beautiful Eco-tourist village," said the H.E. George EDGAR, Ambassador of the European Union to Cambodia.