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Thirty Large Mammal Species Recorded in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary

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

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

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

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

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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Globally Threatened Lesser Adjutant Returned to the Wild

Globally Threatened Lesser Adjutant Returned to the Wild
(July 03, 2017)   -   Today the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a threatened Lesser Adjutant back to the wild in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, Preah Vihear Province after this Adjutant had been rehabilitated at ACCB for more than a year.The Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) is a large stork reaching 130cm in height with a wingspan exceeding two meters. Despite a global upper pop...

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Celebrating Environment Day 2017

Celebrating Environment Day 2017
(June 16, 2017)   -   WCS joined the Ministry of Environment, non-governmental organizations and other 400 local students and community members to mark the celebration of World and National Environment Day 2017 at Kulen High School, Preah Vihear Province. With this year’s theme of “connecting people to nature”, this awareness event was organized to urge all local stakeholders to engage in forest protection and biodiversity conservation that will significantly contribute to addressing climate change issues in the coun...

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Khoeun Khea – Safeguarding Cambodia’s forest

Khoeun Khea – Safeguarding Cambodia’s forest
(June 02, 2017)   -   Khoeun Khea, 19, lives in an isolated village in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary (KPWS). In June 2016, Khoeun Khea came across a colony of 30 Lesser Adjutant nesting pairs whilst collecting resin in forest near his house. This is the second year the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has employed Khoeun Khea to protect the nests of globally threatened Lesser Adjutants in KPWS.

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Over 200 Local Community members in Tmatbouy village, Preah Vihear Joined the Cambodian Nature Film Screening

Over 200 Local Community members in Tmatbouy village, Preah Vihear Joined the Cambodian Nature Film Screening
(June 02, 2017)   -   Fauna in Focus (FiF), a new environmental education and public awareness project, in collaboration with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) screened the Cambodian Nature Film in front more than 200 people, including Ministry of Environment’s Officials, local authorities, community members, teachers and young students at Tmatbouy Primary school in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, Preah Vihear Province.

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Yin Ry has spent more than 15 years to protect forests and wildlife in Tmatbouy ecotourism

Yin Ry has spent more than 15 years to protect forests and wildlife in Tmatbouy ecotourism
(April 18, 2017)   -   “During the research, first I laughed at WCS’s Research team when I saw they were so happy when they saw Giant ibis because I thought it was normal and nothing surprised as I saw those giant ibis birds almost every day. But, they told me that those giant ibises are globally rare and Critically Endangered. It is great that they are living in Tmatbouy. I was so surprised to hear that information, and started thinking how to protect them from extinction,” he added.

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Group of Journalists Explore the Northern Plains of Cambodia

Group of Journalists Explore the Northern Plains of Cambodia
(April 05, 2017)   -   Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment (MoE) was delighted to arrange a field trip for a group of 12 national journalists from six well-known media outlets to Kulen Promtep and Chhep Wildlife Sanctuaries within the Northern Plains Landscape, Preah Vihear province.

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Giant Ibis Nests located early in the Northern Plains

Giant Ibis Nests located early in the Northern Plains
(March 09, 2017)   -   Three nests of the Critically Endangered Giant Ibis have already been located in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary (KPWS) this year.

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Great News for Lesser Adjutant Conservation in the Northern Plains of Cambodia

Great News for Lesser Adjutant Conservation in the Northern Plains of Cambodia
(February 23, 2017)   -   After being guarded by local community members for almost three months, 172 Lesser Adjutant chicks have been successfully protected in the Northern Plains, so far this nesting season.

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Red-headed Vulture Nests Protected in the Northern Plains

Red-headed Vulture Nests Protected in the Northern Plains
(February 09, 2017)   -   Two nests of the Critically Endangered Red-headed Vulture have been located in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary (formerly Preah Vihear Protected Forest) in the Northern Plains of Cambodia

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Stakeholders Worked Together to Verify Locations for Wildlife Sanctuary Demarcation

Stakeholders Worked Together to Verify Locations for Wildlife Sanctuary Demarcation
(January 29, 2017)   -   Without clear demarcation, land grabbing, illegal logging and agricultural expansion by migrants is a constant danger.

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White-shouldered Ibis Nests Located in the Northern Plains

White-shouldered Ibis Nests Located in the Northern Plains
(January 18, 2017)   -   So far this year, three nests of the Critically Endangered White-shouldered Ibis (Pseudibis davisoni) have been located in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, of the Northern Plains of Cambodia.

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Dep Oun leads Tmatbouy to Be Community Ecotourism Protected Area model in Cambodia

Dep Oun leads Tmatbouy to Be Community Ecotourism Protected Area model in Cambodia
(January 06, 2017)   -   Many people have heard about reputation of Tmatbouy Ecotourism Community Protected Area situated in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, where visitors can come to watch Critically Endangered Giant and White-shouldered Ibises. But, a few people have known that Dep Oun has spent more than 10 years leading Tmatbouy achieving remarkable results like today.

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Five Community Protected Areas Are Established

Five Community Protected Areas Are Established
(December 26, 2016)   -   Recognising the important role of those forest resources for wildlife protection and local livelihoods, MoE issued five PRAKAS on 09th December 2016 establishing those five forest areas as Community Protected Areas (CPAs)(total of more than 8,400 ha).

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Ambassador of the European Union to Cambodia visits the Tmatbouy eco-tourism

Ambassador of the European Union to Cambodia visits the Tmatbouy eco-tourism
(December 01, 2016)   -   H.E. George EDGAR, Ambassador of the European Union to Cambodia, other EU delegates, and Cambodian journalists visited the Tmatbouy eco-tourism guesthouse inside the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary.

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

Cambodia’s Sam Veasna Center Wins World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016
(November 16, 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.

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