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Prek Toal Core Area Becomes A Ramsar Site

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Prek Toal Core Area Becomes A Ramsar Site
(August 08, 2016)   -   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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Pesticides: a major threat to Cambodia’s wildlife and biodiversity conservation

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Pesticides: a major threat to Cambodia’s wildlife and biodiversity conservation
(August 07, 2016)   -   A new report reveals that the use of a very toxic pesticide is killing wild animals and may seriously affect the health of local communities in rural Cambodia.

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Posted in: Northern Plains


Cambodia’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary Sells First Carbon Credits

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Cambodia’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary Sells First Carbon Credits
(July 26, 2016)   -   The Royal Government of Cambodia, through a long-running partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), has sold to Disney the first carbon credits from a climate change mitigation project in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, which encompasses a total area of 292,690 hectares.

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Posted in: Seima Forest


Critically Endangered White-shouldered Ibis Back in the Wild

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Critically Endangered White-shouldered Ibis Back in the Wild
(June 16, 2016)   -   Today the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in partnership with the Ministry of Environment (MoE), the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB), Sam Veasna Center for Wildlife Conservation (SVC), and Tmatboey Community Eco-tourism Centre released a Critically Endangered White-shouldered Ibis, along with three Spotted Wood-owls, two Crested Serpent-eagles, and one Brown Fish-owl. 

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Posted in: Northern Plains


US State delegation visited Northern Plains of Cambodia

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US State delegation visited Northern Plains of Cambodia
(June 12, 2016)   -   An official US State delegation visited Doungphlet Village and the Veal Buntoal Vulture Restaurant Ecotourism Campsite in Chheab Wildlife Sanctuary, Preah Vihear Province. 

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Posted in: Northern Plains


Community Patrol Teams in Seima forest

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Community Patrol Teams in Seima forest
(May 30, 2016)   -   There are more than 150 local community members involved in community patrolling activities with support from Forestry Administration (FA) and Military Police (MP) Officials.

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Posted in: Seima Forest


2016 Wildlife Monitoring Season Started

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2016 Wildlife Monitoring Season Started
(May 30, 2016)   -   The 2016 monitoring field season began in early December with the teams heading up to the northern transects.

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Posted in: Seima Forest


A helicopter flight over the Eastern Plains Landscape

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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 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

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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

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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


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