Ten Vulnerable Malayan Snail-eating Turtles (Malayemys subtrijuga) and an Endangered Yellow-headed Temple Turtle (Heosemys annandalii) were rescued by Ministry of Environment’s Rangers and Community Patrol Team inside the Prek Toal Core Area and Ramsar Site of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve while the teams were patrolling.
After confiscation, the Prek Toal team educated those offenders about Protected Area Law that does not allow them to poach wildlife and collected eggs inside the Protected Area. Those turtles were immediately released back into the wild. Prek Toal Conservation Teams are working hard to safeguard waterbirds and other important wildlife in Prek Toal while hundreds of thousand waterbirds, such as Greater and Lesser Adjutants have arrived at Prek Toal for breeding.
Conservation Activities at Prek Toal Core Area and Ramsar Site would not be possible without financial supports from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies.