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Joint Statement: Two Giant Ibis and a Banteng found dead in Preah Vihear Province’s Wildlife Sanctuaries

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Joint Statement: Two Giant Ibis and a Banteng found dead in Preah Vihear Province’s Wildlife Sanctuaries
(March 20, 2021) The Ministry of Environment (MoE) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) extremely regret the loss of a Banteng and two Giant Ibis which were killed by offenders earlier this week. These sad two incidences happened at the same time in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary (KPWS) and Cheb Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS) of Preah Vihear province. The carcass of Banteng was found by the community patrol team while they were patrolling the forest on March 17, 2021 in Sambo village, Srayang commune of Kulean di...

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Official opening of the IBIS Rice Conservation Company Warehouse

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Official opening of the IBIS Rice Conservation Company Warehouse
(December 23, 2020) On Tuesday 22nd December 2020, WCS, the IBIS Rice Conservation Co., Ltd IRCC and Samsom Mlup Prey Organisation (SMP) were honored to welcome the H.E. Say Samal (Chairman of National Sustainable Development Council and Minister of Ministry of Environment) to the IBIS Rice warehouse located in Sangkat Phsar Derm Thkov, Phnom Penh. During his visit, his excellency was shown the manufacturing and packaging of wildlife-friendly and organic products and received the opportunity to taste some of the la...

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8 Giant Ibis nests found at the beginning of its nesting season this year

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8 Giant Ibis nests found at the beginning of its nesting season this year
(August 14, 2020) Supported by the USAID GPL, so far this breeding season eight Giant Ibis nests have been found in the middle of the nesting season this year, running from May through to October. The GPL/WCS Bird Nest Protection Team estimated that the number of nests will increase between now and October.   From 2004 until 2020, 413 Giant Ibis nests and 649 fledglings have been protected in the Northern Plains of Cambodia which covers Chheb Wildlife Sanctuary, Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, Prey P...

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COVID-19 FUELING AN UPTICK IN POACHING: Three Critically Endangered Giant Ibis – Cambodia’s National Bird – Killed in Protected Area

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COVID-19 FUELING AN UPTICK IN POACHING: Three Critically Endangered Giant Ibis – Cambodia’s National Bird – Killed in Protected Area
(April 16, 2020) COVID-19 is giving poachers free reign – hurting species and hurting local economies. Less than 300 ibises now remain in the wild. In a single deliberate poisoning event, three Giant Ibis, equivalent to 1-2 percent of the global population, have been killed – part of a disturbing global trend where conservationists are noticing increases in hunting of protected species since the spread of coronavirus began to disrupt traditional economic and social systems in rural areas. The inciden...

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WCS, Provincial Department of Environment send five Lesser Adjutants to wildlife rehabilitation center

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WCS, Provincial Department of Environment send five Lesser Adjutants to wildlife rehabilitation center
(May 09, 2019) Five Lesser Adjutants (Leptoptilos javanicus) were successfully transferred from Mundol Kiri province to the wildlife rehabilitation center at the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity in Banteay Srey district of Siem Reap province last April. Some of these birds were confiscated by the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Mundol Kiri Provincial Department of Environment rangers (PDoE) in April and some were handed in by local communities after being kept as pets. With good collaboratio...

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IBIS Rice Supports Conservation in Stung Treng Province

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IBIS Rice Supports Conservation in Stung Treng Province
(December 26, 2017)   -   farmers in Khek Svay village in Stung Treng’s Siem Pang District will help conserve Cambodia’s national bird, the giant ibis, and its forest home ...

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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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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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Khoeun Khea – Safeguarding Cambodia’s forest

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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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Annual Population Survey of the Critically Endangered Bengal Florican Completed

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Annual Population Survey of the Critically Endangered Bengal Florican Completed
(May 04, 2017)   -   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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Giant Ibis Nests located early in the Northern Plains

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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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White-shouldered Ibis Nests Located in the Northern Plains

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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

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

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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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White-shouldered Ibis Numbers Increasing

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White-shouldered Ibis Numbers Increasing
(September 14, 2010)   -   A record-breaking 429 White-shouldered Ibis (Pseudibis davisoni) have just been recorded in Cambodia.

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Prek Toal Waterbird Monitoring 2008/9

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Prek Toal Waterbird Monitoring 2008/9
(January 06, 2010)   -   There were nine main large waterbird colonies at Prek Toal in the 2008/9 season.

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