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Press Release: Keo Seima Conservation Project Fruitfully Completed

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Press Release: Keo Seima Conservation Project Fruitfully Completed
(August 13, 2021) Phnom Penh (August 13, 2021) – USAID mark ed the successful completion of the Keo Seima Conservation Project (KSCP) today with an online workshop that celebrated its achievements in forest conservation and community support. Speaking at the closing workshop, Laura Cizmo, Acting Office Director for Sustainable Economic Growth Office of USAID Cambodia, applauded the successful collaboration between USAID, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), communities in and around Keo Seima Wildlife Sanc...

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Grab Offers Innovative Carbon Offset Option to Support Cambodian Forest Protection

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Grab Offers Innovative Carbon Offset Option to Support Cambodian Forest Protection
(July 23, 2021) Grab passengers are now offered the option to travel carbon neutral by purchasing carbon credits from the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary REDD+ project in Mondulkiri Province. Phnom Penh (July 23, 2021) – Passengers using the Grab ride-hailing app are offered the option to travel carbon neutral. A voluntary contribution allows passengers’ rides to be offset via carbon credits from the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS) REDD+ project in Mondulkiri province. “We are thrilled to se...

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Gaur and their threats

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Gaur and their threats
(July 16, 2021) Gaur are the largest cattle species in the world and one of the largest living land mammals. Due to their impressive size, gaur have few natural predators; only tigers have been known to kill healthy adult animals. Gaur are found in forested areas across South and Southeast Asia, however their distribution has shrunk by over 80% in the last 100 years. The global population of gaur decreased by 90% in the last half of the 20th century. It is listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as Vu...

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Bamboo Producer Group is happy to see their business keep growing

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Bamboo Producer Group is happy to see their business keep growing
(March 18, 2021) Sales of bamboo ornaments and utensils crafted by the Bamboo Producer Group in Sre Preah Community Protected Area (CPA) increased almost four times from $212 in 2019 to $806 in 2020. The reasons for this increase in income were that the Bamboo Producer Group diversified the bamboo products being made and improved their quality as a result of training delivered under the USAID KSCP, as well as behavior change in consumers who stopped using plastic items and switched to bamboo. Sre Preah Bamboo Pr...

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Sustainable bamboo harvesting in Sre Preah Community Protected Area in Mondulkiri Province

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Sustainable bamboo harvesting in Sre Preah Community  Protected Area in Mondulkiri Province
(May 26, 2020) Located inside Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, Sre Preah community protected area (CPA) was established in January 2019. Over 200 families from across three villages in Sre Preah commune—O Chra, Pu Char, and Pu Kong—are members of the CPA. People in these villages traditionally rely heavily on rice cultivation and chamkar, but these activities generate insufficient income to support a household throughout an entire year. The USAID Keo Seima Conservation Project (USAID KSCP), implemente...

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Cambodian sanctuaries home to critically endangered species

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Cambodian sanctuaries home to critically endangered species
(April 30, 2020) (April 30, 2020) - Environment Minister Say Samal on Tuesday said upon inspection on the conservation work in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, authorities reported the sanctuary is home to 60 species of rare and critically endangered animals and 25 species of carnivorous animals. The place was also recognised for its conservation of Asian elephants. “We would like to acknowledge the efforts of rangers and officials of the Wildlife Conservation Society who have strived to patrol and protect th...

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

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(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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KSWS Working Group receives capacity building on zonation of protected areas

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KSWS Working Group receives capacity building on zonation of protected areas
(April 04, 2019) Phnom Penh – Members of working group for zonation of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS) received the first capacity building on “Process and Procedure of Zonation and Management Plan for KSWS” after the group was formed in August last year.   Funded by US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and co-organized by the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and WCS, the two-day training, commencing on March 28, aimed t...

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Twenty Villages Sign Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary’s Carbon Credit Agreement for Community Development

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Twenty Villages Sign Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary’s Carbon Credit Agreement for Community Development
(March 12, 2018)   -   The Ministry of Environment (MoE), Provincial Authorities and WCS provided local communities from 20 villages with Community Development Agreements under Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary’s (KSWS) REDD+ project...

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Wildlife Conservationists Encouraged by Cambodia’s Pursuit of Justice in Murder Case of Three Rangers and Committed to the Protection of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

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Wildlife Conservationists Encouraged by Cambodia’s Pursuit of Justice in Murder Case of Three Rangers and Committed to the Protection of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary
(February 13, 2018)   -   Wildlife Conservation Society is encouraged by the Cambodian Government’s actions pursuing justice in connection to the murder two weeks ago of...

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Statement from WCS on the Killing of Three Conservation Heroes in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

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Statement from WCS on the Killing of Three Conservation Heroes in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary
(February 02, 2018)   -   The following statement was released by the Wildlife Conservation Society concerning the murder of three conservation heroes in Cambodia on 30th ...

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Community Members Confiscate over 500 Snares and 80 Chainsaws in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

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Community Members Confiscate over 500 Snares and 80 Chainsaws in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary
(January 21, 2018)   -   Over 500 snares and 80 chainsaws confiscated in 2017 by community patrol teams, led by Ministry of Environment’s (MoE) officials with members from local communities, show ...

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A young Asian Elephant found dead inside Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

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A young Asian Elephant found dead inside Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary
(January 08, 2018)   -   A young male wild elephant, age about one year old, was found dead trapped in a hole...

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Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary Holds Potential for Further Ecotourism Development

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Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary Holds Potential for Further Ecotourism Development
(January 04, 2018)   -   A series of study have shown KSWS is potential for future ecotourism development....

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Young Gibbon Rescued in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

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Young Gibbon Rescued in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary
(November 29, 2017)   -   Two villagers handed the conservationists of WCS and Ministry of Environment in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary a young Yellow-cheeked Gibbon ....

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New Project Strengthens Capacity Building for Ecosystem-based Adaptation

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New Project Strengthens Capacity Building for Ecosystem-based Adaptation
(November 29, 2017)   -   WCS in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and the Forestry Administration (FA) launched a new project ....

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Cambodia - Vietnam Joint Efforts to Combat Transborder Wildlife Trafficking

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Cambodia - Vietnam Joint Efforts to Combat Transborder Wildlife Trafficking
(September 28, 2017)   -   Mondulkiri Department of Environment, in partnership with the WCS, organized a third bi-lateral meeting since 2015, between four provinces of Cambodia and Vietnam on ....

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Two Critically Endangered Giant Ibis Chicks Recorded in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

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Two Critically Endangered Giant Ibis Chicks Recorded in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary
(September 25, 2017)   -   Two chicks of the Critically Endangered Giant Ibis have been found in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS) for the first time....

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Critically Endangered Giant Ibis Recorded in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

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Critically Endangered Giant Ibis Recorded in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary
(August 30, 2017)   -   Two pairs of the Critically Endangered Giant Ibis have been found in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary....

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Poaching for Traditional Medicine a Threat to Colorful Primate’s Last Refuge

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Poaching for Traditional Medicine a Threat to Colorful Primate’s Last Refuge
(June 12, 2017)   -   Two suspects have been sent to Mondulkiri Provincial Court after being arrested on suspicion of killing two Globally Endangered Black-shanked Douc Langur inside Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS). “Educating local communities is needed to encourage their participation in wildlife conservation. In addition, all Cambodian people can also play an important role in conserving our priceless wildlife from extinction by not purchasing or eating wild meat,” he added.

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