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Can Cambodia’s Rice Farmers and Bengal Floricans Co-exist?
Commercial dry-season rice cultivation in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap floodplain increasingly threatens the Critically Endangered Bengal Florican, a new study says. This and other threats put the species at high risk of extinction in the near future, unless it is managed appropriately.

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World Migratory Bird Day Celebration at Prek Toal
More than 250 participants from Ministry of Environment (MoE), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), local authorities and communities, teachers and students marked the celebration of the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2017 at Prek Toal Core Area and Ramsar Site of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve, Battambang Province.

This celebration highlighted the need for conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It called for support and involvement of local communities in conserving the birds that live in Prek Toal such as Spot-billed Pelican and Great Adjutant stork.

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Annual Population Survey of the Critically Endangered Bengal Florican Completed
A research team consisting of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Ministry of Environment (MoE) has successfully completed the annual population survey of Bengal Florican at the Tonle Sap Floodplain Protected Landscape in Kampong Thom and Siem Reap Provinces.

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Sustainable Rice Platform Kompong Thom Trial Begins Second Year
Following promising results in the first year, WCS and SMP’s Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) field trial, with funding from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), is beginning its activities for the second year, allowing local farmers to register to be member of SRP to increase their rice yields and get involved in environmental protection and wildlife conservation.

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World Wetlands Day Celebration at Ang Trapeang Thmor Protected Landscape

More than 500 people from the Ministry of Environment (MoE), provincial, district and local authorities, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), monks, local community, teachers and students marked the celebration of World Wetlands Day 2017 at the Ang Trapeang Thmor Protected Landscape (ATTPL) in Banteay Meanchey Province.

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Sarus Cranes return to the Northern Tonle Sap Protected Landscape

These are the first of at least 50 Sarus Cranes that return to the site every year, making the NTSPL a critical habitat for Sarus Crane, as well as the most important breeding site for the Critically Endangered Bengal Florican.

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Over One Hundred Sarus Cranes Return to Ang Trapeang Thmor Protected Landscape

One hundred and fifteen Sarus Cranes have returned to Ang Trapeang Thmor Protected Landscape (ATTPL) in Banteay Meanchey province for feeding after their breeding season is over.

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Endangered Turtles Were Rescued and Released Into the Wild

Ten Vulnerable Malayan Snail-eating Turtles and an Endangered Yellow-headed Temple Turtle  were rescued in Prek Toal Core Area and Ramsar Site.

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Cambodia’s Bengal Floricans Threatened by Planned Power Line Development

A proposed power transmission line at the edge of the Tonle Sap Floodplain Protected Landscape (TSFPL), which might be constructed as early as next year, would pose a new threat to the Critically Endangered Bengal Florican.

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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.

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Prek Toal Core Area Becomes A Ramsar Site

In recognition of the incredible biological, social and economic value of the site, Prek Toal Core Area was designated as a Wetland of International Importance (also known as a ‘Ramsar Site’) by the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in December 2015. This recognition means that Prek Toal becomes Cambodia’s fourth Ramsar Site.

 

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Sambour Village Meeting on Ecotourism
Sambour village meeting on ecotourism February 2010.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tonle Sap Patrol Results 2009

Tonle Sap Patrol Results 2009
Law enforcement effort remains high in the Core Areas of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Prek Toal MIST Training Course

Prek Toal MIST Training Course
A MIST User Training course was conducted in August 2009 at the Prek Toal Environmental Station.

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