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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


New bat species named from Seima Protection Forest

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Sharp increase in protected Bengal Florican population

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Sharp increase in protected Bengal Florican population
(October 28, 2010)   -   Monitoring in conservation areas indicates 54% increase in 2010.

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Posted in: Bengal Florican


Sarus Crane Census Results 2010

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Sarus Crane Census Results 2010
(October 21, 2010)   -   Long-running counts (since 2001) in Cambodia and Vietnam result in second-highest total count on record

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Posted in: Sarus Crane


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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Vulture Numbers on the Increase

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Vulture Numbers on the Increase
(September 03, 2010)   -   Latest census information has revealed that vulture population numbers are increasing in Cambodia.

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Posted in: Vultures


Otters of Seima surveyed for the first time

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Otters of Seima surveyed for the first time
(August 11, 2010)   -   Surveys have for the first time confirmed the presence of Smooth-coated Otter in the Seima Protection Forest.

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Posted in: Seima Forest


Sarus Crane Breeding Season

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Sarus Crane Breeding Season
(August 04, 2010)   -   Sarus cranes are arriving back in the Northern Plains.

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Posted in: Sarus Crane


Gaur Wild Cattle Photographed in Northern Cambodia

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Gaur Wild Cattle Photographed in Northern Cambodia
(August 02, 2010)   -   Two Gaur wild cattle were photographed admiring the view from the top of a mountain.

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Posted in: Northern Plains


Elephants Photographed in the Seima Protection Forest

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Elephants Photographed in the Seima Protection Forest
(July 26, 2010)   -   A group of elephants has been photographed by WCS researchers working in eastern Cambodia.

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Posted in: Elephants


Rare Serow Caught on Film

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Rare Serow Caught on Film
(July 22, 2010)   -   A Chinese Serow has been photographed by WCS researchers working in northern Cambodia.

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Posted in: Northern Plains


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