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WCS provides training course on “Patrol Data Collection Using SMART Mobile App” for counterparts

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WCS provides training course on “Patrol Data Collection Using SMART Mobile App” for counterparts
(August 11, 2020) Last week, WCS SMART team, in collaboration with Fisheries Administration, provided a two-day training course on “Patrol Data Collection Using SMART Mobile App” for counterparts from Fisheries Administration Cantonments in Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk provinces and five fisheries communities along the Sre Ambel River system. The training aimed to build capacity of the participants on how to use SMART Mobile App for accurate data collection and freshwater law enforcement field observat...

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Delegates from Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries visit Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center

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Delegates from Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries visit Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center
(May 26, 2020) Koh Kong—On May 24, 2020, H.E Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) led a delegation to visit Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center located in Tuol Koki village of Koh Kong province. The purpose was to learn about WCS’s Royal Turtle Conservation Project which has been implementing since 2001 in collaboration with MAFF’s Fisheries Administration (FiA) and local community along the Sre Ambel River System in Sre Amble district in Koh Kong and Preah Sih...

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23 Royal Turtles hatch in Sre Ambel – more than the three previous years combined

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23 Royal Turtles hatch in Sre Ambel – more than the three previous years combined
(May 19, 2020) Koh Kong – Twenty-three Royal Turtles hatched from nests on the Sre Ambel River this year. This is more than the total number hatched in the previous three years combined. The 23 hatchlings were from three Royal Turtle nests found and protected by a community nest protection team on two sand beaches along Sre Ambel River system in Koh Kong Province. One of the nests was found on a beach used every year by the turtles, while the other two nests were found on a beach not used by turtles...

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Increase in Royal Turtle nests after ending sand dredging in the Sre Ambel River System of Fisheries Management and Conservation Area

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(February 12, 2020) Koh Kong (Feb 12, 2020) – As of January 2020, conservationists from the local communities, Fisheries Administration and WCS found three nests of Royal Turtle with a total of 51 eggs in the Sre Ambel River System. During the previous four years only one nest was found each year. This success comes after the release of the circular and Prakas (announcement) dated July 10, 2017 by the Ministry of Mines and Energy on the resolution to stop all sand dredging business along the Sre Ambel River S...

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20 Royal Turtles released into their natural habitat

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(January 10, 2020) Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Department of Fisheries Conservation of Fisheries Administration, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, ​​in collaboration with Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), today released 20 Critically Endangered Royal Turtles (Batagur affinis) into the Sre Ambel River system in Dong Peng commune, Sre Ambel district of Koh Kong province. The release was made under a jointly funded project supported by the European Union (EU), WRS, Rainforest Trust, US Fo...

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200 Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle Hatchlings released into Mekong River

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200 Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle Hatchlings released into Mekong River
(May 25, 2019) To celebrate World Turtle Day, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Department of Fisheries Conservation of Fisheries Administration, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries released 200 Endangered Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle Hatchlings into the Mekong River on May 25. This is the fourth release of Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle Hatchlings into the ​Mekong River in 2019, following the second and third event last March and April in the same district where 654&...

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Four New Royal Turtle Hatchlings Taken to Conservation Center in Koh Kong

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Four New Royal Turtle Hatchlings Taken to Conservation Center in Koh Kong
(May 02, 2019) Four new Royal Turtle hatchlings hatched and were taken late last month to Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre (KKRCC) in Koh Kong Province, for feeding, raising and possibly breeding in the future. The four hatchlings emerged from a nest of seven Royal Turtle eggs found by a WCS Community nest protection team on a nesting beach along the Kampong Leu River in Preah Angkeo village, Dangpeng commune, Sre Ambel district in January 2019. Unfortunately, only four eggs successfully hatched, while the...

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20 Royal Turtles released into their natural habitat

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20 Royal Turtles released into their natural habitat
(April 26, 2019) Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Department of Fisheries Conservation of Fisheries Administration, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries released today 20 Critically Endangered Royal Turtles into the Sre Ambel River system, in Boeng Trach village, Chamkar Luong commune in Kampong Seila district of Preah Sihanouk province. The release was made under the EU-funded project implemented by WCS in partnership with Wildlife Alliance, Cambodian Rural Development Team (CRDT) and the ...

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The fight against the sand mining brings hope for Royal Turtles!

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The fight against the sand mining brings hope for Royal Turtles!
(November 16, 2018) Sre Ambel, Koh Kong Province (November 14, 2018) - The circular and declaration issued on 10 July 2017 by the Ministry of Mines and Energy’s (MME) to stop all types of sand dredging activities in Sre Ambel River system in Koh Kong Province, have led to the renewal of the nesting beaches along the river. Thanks to heavy rain and floods, some of the beaches are coming back naturally. This is the result of the great efforts and success of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in collaboration w...

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Critically Endangered Royal Turtles on the road to recovery!

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Critically Endangered Royal Turtles on the road to recovery!
(October 05, 2018) Sre Ambel, Koh Kong Province (October 05, 2018) - After their release in November last year in Sre Ambel River system, the WCS monitoring team and the Department of Fisheries Conservation of Fisheries Administration, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries reported that recovery efforts for the only remaining wild population of the Southern River Terrapin are showing signs of success. All of turtles that were released in 2017 have been detected since. The monitoring data shows that one h...

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Over 600 Eggs of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle Discovered in Mekong River

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Over 600 Eggs of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle Discovered in Mekong River
(March 20, 2018)   -   Conservationists from Fisheries Administration (FiA) WCS and community members have found 20 nests of Asian Giant Softshell Turtle containing 663 eggs on sand bars along the Mekong River in...

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A Nest of Critically Endangered Royal Turtle Found in Sre Ambel River System

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A Nest of Critically Endangered Royal Turtle Found in Sre Ambel River System
(February 18, 2018)   -   A nest of the Critically Endangered Royal Turtle with 16 eggs has been discovered by conservationists from Fisheries Administration (FiA), WCS, and local communities along Sre Ambel River system...

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First Asian Giant Softshell Turtle Nest of the Season Located in the Mekong River

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First Asian Giant Softshell Turtle Nest of the Season Located in the Mekong River
(December 18, 2017)   -   A nest of the globally Endangered Asian Giant Softshell Turtle was found so far this season​ on a sandbar on the Mekong...

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Inauguration of Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center

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Inauguration of Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center
(November 29, 2017)   -   Fisheries Administration (FiA) and WCS inaugurated the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center (KKRCC) on ....

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Twenty-five Critically Endangered Royal Turtles Return to the Wild

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Twenty-five Critically Endangered Royal Turtles Return to the Wild
(November 15, 2017)   -   25 Royal Turtles Returned to their natural habitat in the Sre Ambel river system, the only place...

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Nine Siamese Crocodiles Hatch at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre

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Nine Siamese Crocodiles Hatch at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre
(August 14, 2017)   -   Nine Siamese crocodiles have hatched at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Cen...

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WCS Supports Decision by Ministry of Mines and Energy to Stop Sand Dredging in Sre Ambel River System

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WCS Supports Decision by Ministry of Mines and Energy to Stop Sand Dredging in Sre Ambel River System
(July 18, 2017)   -   WCS supports the Ministry of Mines and Energy’s (MME) decision to stop all types of sand dredging activities in Sre Amble River system in....

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First Nest of Critically Endangered Siamese Crocodile Recorded in Sre Ambel River System

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First Nest of Critically Endangered Siamese Crocodile Recorded in Sre Ambel River System
(June 27, 2017)   -   Conservationists from the Fisheries Administration (FiA), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and local communities found a nest with 19 eggs of the Critically Endangered Siamese Crocodile in Kean-to pond, near Preah Angkeo Village, Dongpheng Commune, Sre Ambel District, Koh Kong Province, while searching for tracks, signs, and dung of wild crocodiles in the area. This is the first Siamese Crocodile nest recorded in six years of research and protection in the Sre Ambel River System. Siamese Croc...

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Over 150 Asian Giant Softshell Turtles Returns to the Wild

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Over 150 Asian Giant Softshell Turtles Returns to the Wild
(June 21, 2017)   -   WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) in collaboration with Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration (FiA) and the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) released 150 Endangered Asian Giant Softshell Turtle hatchlings into their natural habitat along the Mekong River.The hatchlings are part of a community protection program designed to increase the wild population of the species, and had been collected from nests that were guarded by local communities.The Asian Giant Softshell Turtle (Pelochelys cantorii) is l...

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Nine New Royal Turtle Hatchlings Taken to Conservation Center in Koh Kong

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Nine New Royal Turtle Hatchlings Taken to Conservation Center in Koh Kong
(May 10, 2017)   -   After being protected for three months, nine new hatchlings of Royal Turtle successfully hatched and were taken to Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre, Koh Kong Province, for feeding, raising and possibly breeding in the future.

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