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A helicopter flight over the Eastern Plains Landscape

A helicopter flight over the Eastern Plains Landscape
(May 30, 2016)   -   On the 12th of May WCS staff joined representatives from the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Interior, USAID, and WWF for a helicopter flight over the Eastern Plains Landscape.

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Posted in: Seima Forest


Strengthening patrol techniques and law enforcement within Protected Areas

Strengthening patrol techniques and law enforcement within Protected Areas
(May 30, 2016)   -   The Ministry of Environment (MoE) in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and supported by the US Forestry Service (USFS), conducted a 6-day practical training course for Sixty-one MoE rangers on strengthening patrol techniques and law enforcement within Protected Areas.

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Posted in: Northern Plains


A new and standardised facility for the IUCN Critically Endangered Royal turtles

A new and standardised facility for the IUCN Critically Endangered Royal turtles
(May 30, 2016)   -   This facility will be serving for both breeding sanctuary and tourist attraction in the long run. 

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An Asiatic softshell turtle was rescued

An Asiatic softshell turtle was rescued
(May 30, 2016)   -   An Asiatic softshell turtle (Amyda cartilaginea, Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List) was confiscated by a Forestry Administration law enforcement team.

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Posted in: Seima Forest


Camera Traps from Two Surveys Reveal an Array of Biodiversity Thriving in the Preah Vihear Protected Forest

Camera Traps from Two Surveys Reveal an Array of Biodiversity Thriving in the Preah Vihear Protected Forest
(May 30, 2016)   -   Camera Traps from Two Surveys Reveal an Array of Biodiversity Thriving in the Preah Vihear Protected Forest.

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Posted in: Northern Plains


A baby great hornbill was found and rescued

A baby great hornbill was found and rescued
(May 30, 2016)   -   A baby great hornbill was found and rescued by community law enforcement team.

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Posted in: Seima Forest


Slow loris was released back to the wild

Slow loris was released back to the wild
(May 30, 2016)   -   A slow loris was rescued by law enforcement team and now released to the wild

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Posted in: Seima Forest


A baby black-shanked douc was rescued

A baby black-shanked douc was rescued
(May 30, 2016)   -   WCS staff received a baby black-shanked douc from a local villager after he was found cowering alone at the bottom of a rubber tree in a plantation.

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Posted in: Seima Forest


NGOs Support Royal Government of Cambodia to Designate Almost One Million Hectares of New Protected Areas

NGOs Support Royal Government of Cambodia to Designate Almost One Million Hectares of New Protected Areas
(April 27, 2016)   -   Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Wildlife Alliance (WA), BirdLife International, Conservation International (CI), Flora and Fauna International (FFI) and The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) have expressed their strong support for the Royal Government of Cambodia’s (RGC) decision through Ministry of Environment (MoE) to designate almost one million hectares of new protected areas in Prey Lang, Kravanh Khang Tbong, Prey Preah Roka, Prey Siem Pang...

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Cambodia’s Royal Turtle Facing Increased Threats to Survival

Cambodia’s Royal Turtle Facing Increased Threats to Survival
(April 25, 2016)   -   Listed on IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as Critically Endangered – the highest threat level - the Royal Turtle is one of the world’s 25 most endangered tortoises and freshwater turtles. The Royal Turtle is so named because in historical times only the Royal Family could consume its eggs. Until now, the species has been designated as Cambodia’s National Reptile by Royal Decree issue on 21 March 2005. 

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Cambodian tailorbird discovered within city limits of Phnom Penh

 Cambodian tailorbird discovered within city limits of Phnom Penh
(June 25, 2013)   -   A team of scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society, BirdLife International, and other groups have discovered a new species of bird.

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Posted in: Latest Discovery


Seima village gains protection for its land rights

Seima village gains protection for its land rights
(March 28, 2012)   -   Leader of the community receives the communal title from the Senior Minister for Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction

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Posted in: Climate Change


Links between REDD and improved community land tenure in Seima

Links between REDD and improved community land tenure in Seima
(February 14, 2012)   -   The Seima Protection Forest is one of two official pilot demonstration sites under Cambodia's National REDD Readiness process.

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Posted in: Climate Change


New bat species named from Seima Protection Forest

New bat species named from Seima Protection Forest
(October 13, 2011)   -   Two new species of bat have recently been described from the Seima Protection Forest

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Posted in: Seima Forest


Sarus Crane Release

Sarus Crane Release
(May 02, 2011)   -   Just before Khmer New Year, a Sarus Crane was released at WCS site Ang Trapeang Thmor (ATT).

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Posted in: Sarus Crane


Second Elephant Dung Survey Underway in Seima Protection Forest

Second Elephant Dung Survey Underway in Seima Protection Forest
(April 08, 2011)   -   A second DNA-based capture-recapture survey is being undertaken in SPF this dry season. 

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Posted in: Seima Forest


Snare Survey

Snare Survey
(March 30, 2011)   -   One of the major threats facing wildlife populations within SPF.

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Posted in: Seima Forest


New snake discovered in Seima Protection Forest

New snake discovered in Seima Protection Forest
(February 18, 2011)   -   A strikingly-coloured new species of pitviper has been discovered in the Seima Protection Forest

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Posted in: Seima Forest


Villagers begin timber inventory on pioneering community forestry project

Villagers begin timber inventory on pioneering community forestry project
(February 14, 2011)   -   Community forestry groups recently began an inventory of timber and other forest resources in the buffer zone of the Seima

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A Wildlife Friendly village in Kompong Thom

A Wildlife Friendly village in Kompong Thom
(November 14, 2010)   -   The Wildlife Friendly Ibis Rice program has been extended to the village of Kompong Veang, in Kompong Thom Province.

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