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Press Release: 2021 census result: Cambodia; a stronghold for White-shouldered Ibis

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Press Release: 2021 census result: Cambodia; a stronghold for White-shouldered Ibis
(December 13, 2021) The White-shouldered Ibis is a relatively largely bird species, classified as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List. This species is native to small regions of Southeast Asia. Populations of the White-shouldered Ibis declined severely in the late 20th century. Today, the global population is estimated at just 1,000 individuals, of which 670 are mature. Cambodia, by far, forms this species’ stronghold with the majority of the global population of individuals found here.  The C...

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Using mixed methods to understand sensitive wildlife poisoning behaviours in northern Cambodia

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Using mixed methods to understand sensitive wildlife poisoning behaviours in northern Cambodia
(December 04, 2020) Abstract In northern Cambodia, threatened wildlife, livestock and people are being poisoned by pesticides deposited in seasonal waterholes. Addressing this critical conservation threat requires understanding the drivers of poisoning behaviours and the social contexts in which they occur. This study across 10 communities in two protected areas aimed to provide a first assessment of this phenomenon. We used the theory of planned behaviour to measure socio-psychological determinants of behaviour a...

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White-winged duck released back to the wild in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, Northern Plains Landscape (Preah Vihear province)

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White-winged duck released back to the wild in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, Northern Plains Landscape (Preah Vihear province)
(July 20, 2018)  Throughout their distribution white-winged duck populations have been undergoing a very rapid and continuing decline as a result of disturbance and loss of crucially important riverine habitats. Currently listed on the IUCN Red List as Globally Endangered, their small and very fragmented global population of around 1000 individuals is spread across India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia (around 100). White-winged duck rely on undisturbed riverin...

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Nest Protection Program Secures the Fledging of Nearly 7,000 Birds in the Northern Plains of Cambodia

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Nest Protection Program Secures the Fledging of Nearly 7,000 Birds in the Northern Plains of Cambodia
(April 02, 2018)   -   Since 2002, WCS, Ministry of Environment (MoE) and community members have protected 3,800 nests of 11 globally threatened bird species, leading..

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Poisoning Continues to Threaten Key Wildlife Species in the Northern Plains of Cambodia

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Poisoning Continues to Threaten Key Wildlife Species in the Northern Plains of Cambodia
(March 27, 2018)   -   Endangered wildlife in the Northern Plains of Cambodia are facing a continued threat from the widespread use of pesticides to poison...

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Six Critically Endangered White-shouldered Ibis Nests Protected in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary

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Six Critically Endangered White-shouldered Ibis Nests Protected in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary
(March 05, 2018)   -   Six White-shouldered Ibis (Pseudibis davisoni) nests have been found in Tmatbouy village in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary so far this year by conservationists from ...

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Stakeholders Successfully Demarcate Boundary of Phnom Tbeng Natural Heritage Park

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Stakeholders Successfully Demarcate Boundary of Phnom Tbeng Natural Heritage Park
(February 21, 2018)   -   Preah Vihear Provincial authorities, Department of Environment (DoE), local communities and WCS have successfully completed the demarcation of the Phnom Tbeng Natural Heritage Park...

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Three Critically Endangered Red-headed Vulture Nests Discovered in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary

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Three Critically Endangered Red-headed Vulture Nests Discovered in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary
(January 29, 2018)   -   Three nests of the Critically Endangered Red-headed vulture were found in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary by conservationists from...

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Mammal Survey of Phnom Tbeng Natural Heritage Park

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Mammal Survey of Phnom Tbeng Natural Heritage Park
(December 24, 2017)   -   Research teams from the Ministry of Environment, WCS and local communities have initiated a camera trapping study to ...

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Three Rare Black-necked Storks Hatch in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary

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Three Rare Black-necked Storks Hatch in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary
(December 07, 2017)   -   Three Black-necked stork chicks have hatched in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary (KPWS) in the Northern Plains ...

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Two Globally Endangered White-winged Ducks Rescued in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary

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Two Globally Endangered White-winged Ducks Rescued in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary
(December 05, 2017)   -   Two White-winged Ducks were rescued from Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary (KPWS) after they were found ...

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Over 120 Nests of Globally Vulnerable Lesser Adjutant Stork Located in Northern Plains of Cambodia

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Over 120 Nests of Globally Vulnerable Lesser Adjutant Stork Located in Northern Plains of Cambodia
(October 29, 2017)   -   Ministry of Environment (MoE), WCS, and local communities have discovered 121 Lesser Adjutant stork nests in Kulen Promtep and Chhep Wildlife Sanctuaries in ...

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Fifty Globally Vulnerable Sarus Crane Chicks Successfully Hatch in Northern Plains of Cambodia

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Fifty Globally Vulnerable Sarus Crane Chicks Successfully Hatch in Northern Plains of Cambodia
(October 01, 2017)   -   Fifty globally Vulnerable Sarus Crane chicks hatched from 27 nests protected in the Northern Plains of Cambodia, giving hope for the conservation of the species....

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Poison Puts Cambodia’s Vultures at High Risk

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Poison Puts Cambodia’s Vultures at High Risk
(September 04, 2017)   -   Cambodia’s vultures are facing a high risk of extinction and have seen a 50 percent decline in num...

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VIDEO: “One Giant Leap” for Endangered White-Winged Ducklings

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VIDEO: “One Giant Leap” for Endangered White-Winged Ducklings
(August 28, 2017)   -   video of three Endangered white-winged ducklings leave the nest for the first time while their ....

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Thirty Large Mammal Species Recorded in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary

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Thirty Large Mammal Species Recorded in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary
(August 17, 2017)   -   30 large mammal species in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS) in the Northern Plains of Cam...

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Re-discovery of Endangered White-winged Duck Proves Conservation Success in Northern Plains of Cambodia

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Re-discovery of Endangered White-winged Duck Proves Conservation Success in Northern Plains of Cambodia
(August 07, 2017)   -   Conservationists finally confirmed that the belongs to a female White-winged duck,which was re-released back into.....

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Nineteen Critically Endangered Giant Ibis Nests Located in Northern Plains of Cambodia

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Nineteen Critically Endangered Giant Ibis Nests Located in Northern Plains of Cambodia
(August 01, 2017)   -   19 nests of the giant ibis have been discovered during the current breeding season in the Northern Plains of Cam.....

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Globally Endangered Masked Finfoot Nest recorded in Cambodia

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Globally Endangered Masked Finfoot Nest recorded in Cambodia
(July 20, 2017)   -   First Globally Endangered Masked Finfoot nest for four years on the Memay River in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife San....

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First Nest of Globally Endangered White-winged Duck Recorded in Northern Plains of Cambodia

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First Nest of Globally Endangered White-winged Duck Recorded in Northern Plains of Cambodia
(July 03, 2017)   -   A nest with seven eggs of the Globally Endangered White-winged Duck was recorded in Northern Plains of Cambodia for the first time in five years after three local men informed to conservationists of Ministry of Environment (MoE), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The nest was located inside a Koki tree hollow about 12 meters from the ground in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary (KPWS) near Sambo Village, Sr-yorng Commune, Kulen District, and Preah Vihear Province.White-winged Duck (Asarcornis s...

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