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WCS is seeking comments on the Monitoring and Implementing Report of the Keo Seima REDD+ Project

(March 12, 2020) The Keo Seima REDD+ project is undertaking its 3rd verification. During this process, the project is opening for public comment on the Monitoring and Implementing Report from March 2 to April 1, 2020. Please download the report via the link below:CCB_MON_REP_ENG_DRAFT_1650_01JAN2018_31DEC2019.pdf (English)CCB_MON_REP_KH_DRAFT_562_01JAN2018_31DEC2019.pdf (Khmer)Any comments can be made via VERRA website at https://vcsprojectdatabase.org/#/project_details/1650, or email to: cambodiainfo@...

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Increase in Royal Turtle nests after ending sand dredging in the Sre Ambel River System of Fisheries Management and Conservation Area

(February 12, 2020) Koh Kong (Feb 12, 2020) – As of January 2020, conservationists from the local communities, Fisheries Administration and WCS found three nests of Royal Turtle with a total of 51 eggs in the Sre Ambel River System. During the previous four years only one nest was found each year. This success comes after the release of the circular and Prakas (announcement) dated July 10, 2017 by the Ministry of Mines and Energy on the resolution to stop all sand dredging business along the Sre Ambel River S...

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Posted in: Mangrove Terrapin


20 Royal Turtles released into their natural habitat

(January 10, 2020) Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Department of Fisheries Conservation of Fisheries Administration, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, ​​in collaboration with Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), today released 20 Critically Endangered Royal Turtles (Batagur affinis) into the Sre Ambel River system in Dong Peng commune, Sre Ambel district of Koh Kong province. The release was made under a jointly funded project supported by the European Union (EU), WRS, Rainforest Trust, US Fo...

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Posted in: Mangrove Terrapin


Forty-eight eggs of Critically Endangered Siamese Crocodile found in Sre Ambel River System

Forty-eight eggs of Critically Endangered Siamese Crocodile found in Sre Ambel River System
(June 14, 2019) Sre Ambel, Koh Kong - Conservationists from the Fisheries Administration (FiA), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and local nest protection team found two nests with 48 eggs of the Critically Endangered Siamese Crocodile at two wetlands in the Sre Ambel River system in Koh Kong Province early this week. Siamese Crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) is listed on the IUCN Red List as Critically Endangered, because its global population is declining at alarming rate. This species lives only in Ca...

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Cambodia’s Bengal Florican population declines, but conservation can save it

Cambodia’s Bengal Florican population declines, but conservation can save it
(June 10, 2019) Cambodia’s population of Bengal florican has sharply declined since 2012, according to a recent survey conducted by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Cambodia’s and Ministry of Environment. The findings, which were recently published in the journal Bird Conservation International, showed that the population of Bengal florican in Southeast Asia has declined by 55 percent since 2012. Conservationists now estimate that the number of displaying males in 2018 was only 104, down fro...

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Posted in: Bengal Florican


200 Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle Hatchlings released into Mekong River

200 Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle Hatchlings released into Mekong River
(May 25, 2019) To celebrate World Turtle Day, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Department of Fisheries Conservation of Fisheries Administration, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries released 200 Endangered Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle Hatchlings into the Mekong River on May 25. This is the fourth release of Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle Hatchlings into the ​Mekong River in 2019, following the second and third event last March and April in the same district where 654&...

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Posted in: Mangrove Terrapin


WCS, Provincial Department of Environment send five Lesser Adjutants to wildlife rehabilitation center

WCS, Provincial Department of Environment send five Lesser Adjutants to wildlife rehabilitation center
(May 09, 2019) Five Lesser Adjutants (Leptoptilos javanicus) were successfully transferred from Mundol Kiri province to the wildlife rehabilitation center at the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity in Banteay Srey district of Siem Reap province last April. Some of these birds were confiscated by the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Mundol Kiri Provincial Department of Environment rangers (PDoE) in April and some were handed in by local communities after being kept as pets. With good collaboratio...

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Four New Royal Turtle Hatchlings Taken to Conservation Center in Koh Kong

Four New Royal Turtle Hatchlings Taken to Conservation Center in Koh Kong
(May 02, 2019) Four new Royal Turtle hatchlings hatched and were taken late last month to Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre (KKRCC) in Koh Kong Province, for feeding, raising and possibly breeding in the future. The four hatchlings emerged from a nest of seven Royal Turtle eggs found by a WCS Community nest protection team on a nesting beach along the Kampong Leu River in Preah Angkeo village, Dangpeng commune, Sre Ambel district in January 2019. Unfortunately, only four eggs successfully hatched, while the...

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20 Royal Turtles released into their natural habitat

20 Royal Turtles released into their natural habitat
(April 26, 2019) Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Department of Fisheries Conservation of Fisheries Administration, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries released today 20 Critically Endangered Royal Turtles into the Sre Ambel River system, in Boeng Trach village, Chamkar Luong commune in Kampong Seila district of Preah Sihanouk province. The release was made under the EU-funded project implemented by WCS in partnership with Wildlife Alliance, Cambodian Rural Development Team (CRDT) and the ...

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Posted in: Mangrove Terrapin