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Seima Forest

 Camera Trap Confirmed Birds Using Bird Feeding Stations

Pictures from camera traps have confirmed that bar-bellied pitta (Hydrornis elliottii; popular with tourists), Siamese fireback (Lophura diardi), red jungle fowl (Gallus gallus), and emerald dove (Chalcophaps indica) are using the bird feeding stations in the forest surrounding Jahoo Gibbon Camp.

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Nut Menghor Has Spent Over 10 Years Researching Wildlife in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife research and monitoring is a very difficult task and always presents challenges, but due to his commitment and dedication to conservation, Nut Menghor has spent more than 10 years researching key wildlife species in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, Mondulkiri province, providing important information to protected area managers.

Cambodia’s Sam Veasna Center Wins World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016

Sam Veasna Center (SVC) has been named the Gold Winner in the ‘Best Contribution to Wildlife Conservation’ Category at the 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards.

Signing Ceremony of Keo Seima’s REDD+ Carbon Project Agreement

The Royal Government of Cambodia and the Wildlife Conservation Society signed an official Project Agreement for the Keo Seima REDD+ Project (Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) today witnessed by H.E. Say Samal, Minister of Environment and U.S. Ambassador William A. Heidt, at the offices of the Ministry of Environment.

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Cambodia’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary Sells First Carbon Credits

The Royal Government of Cambodia, through a long-running partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), has sold to Disney the first carbon credits from a climate change mitigation project in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, which encompasses a total area of 292,690 hectares.

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Community Patrol Teams in Seima forest
There are more than 150 local community members involved in community patrolling activities with support from Forestry Administration (FA) and Military Police (MP) Officials.
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2016 Wildlife Monitoring Season Started
The 2016 monitoring field season began in early December with the teams heading up to the northern transects.
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A helicopter flight over the Eastern Plains Landscape
On the 12th of May WCS staff joined representatives from the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Interior, USAID, and WWF for a helicopter flight over the Eastern Plains Landscape.
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An Asiatic softshell turtle was rescued
An Asiatic softshell turtle (Amyda cartilaginea, Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List) was confiscated by a Forestry Administration law enforcement team.
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A baby great hornbill was found and rescued

baby great hornbill was found and rescued by community law enforcement team.

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Slow loris was released back to the wild

A slow loris was rescued by law enforcement team and now released to the wild

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A baby black-shanked douc was rescued
WCS staff received a baby black-shanked douc from a local villager after he was found cowering alone at the bottom of a rubber tree in a plantation.
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New bat species named from Seima Protection Forest
Two new species of bat have recently been described from the Seima Protection Forest
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Second Elephant Dung Survey Underway in Seima Protection Forest
A second DNA-based capture-recapture survey is being undertaken in SPF this dry season. 
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Snare Survey
One of the major threats facing wildlife populations within SPF.
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New snake discovered in Seima Protection Forest
A strikingly-coloured new species of pitviper has been discovered in the Seima Protection Forest
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Otters of Seima surveyed for the first time
Surveys have for the first time confirmed the presence of Smooth-coated Otter in the Seima Protection Forest.
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Demarcation of communal land in Mondulkiri
Detailed mapping of communal land in Mondulkiri has recently been completed.
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Forest and field mapping in the Seima Protection Forest
Mapping of fields and the forest edge has recently been carried out in Mondulkiri.
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British Ambassador visits the Seima Protection Forest
The British Ambassador to Cambodia recently visited the Seima Protection Forest.
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