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580 iconic Giant Turtles released into Mekong river on World Turtle Day

To mark World Turtle Day, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in collaboration with Fisheries Administration celebrates the conservation of the Critically Endangered Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtles in Cambodia, by releasing 580 hatchlings into the wild. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501081043/580-iconic-giant-turtles-released-into-mekong-river-on-world-turtle-day/

Thirty critically endangered sea turtles hatch

Wildlife conservationists expressed joy to see 30 royal turtle eggs hatch at an artificial sand bank at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre (KKRCC) last week. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thirty-critically-endangered-sea-turtles-hatch

US funding wildlife crimes training for court officials

The Ministry of Justice and Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia (WCS Cambodia) conducted the first training courses on “Skills to Address International Wildlife Trafficking for Cambodian Prosecutors and Judges”. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-funding-wildlife-crimes-training-court-officials

WCS releases 35 Cantor's giant softshell turtles into the wild

The Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia Programme (WCS) has said it safely released 35 Cantor’s giant softshell turtle hatchlings into the wild along the Mekong River on February 17, in Kratie province’s northernmost district of Sambor. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wcs-releases-35-cantors-giant-softshell-turtles-wild

World Wetlands Day marks the vital importance of Ramsar sites

The Ministry of Environment held World Wetlands Day on February 2 in Pursat province – which is rich in wetlands – to celebrate the importance of ecosystems and protect biodiversity in local communities. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-wetlands-day-marks-vital-importance-ramsar-sites

Pileated gibbon study underway

The Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia Programme (WCS) Biodiversity Team, in collaboration with the Preah Vihear provincial Department of Environment, have initiated a six-month research project that involves a survey of pileated gibbons in the northern province’s Phnom Tbeng Natural Heritage Park. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pileated-gibbon-study-underway

Ministry, WCS renew deal on biodiversity protection

The Ministry of Environment and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) yesterday renewed an agreement to implement conservation projects in four protected areas in Cambodia. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50977503/ministry-wcs-renew-deal-on-biodiversity-protection/

30% of spot-billed pelicans in Cambodia

Cambodia has about 3,000 spot-billed pelicans, which account for around 30 per cent of the global population, Ministry of Environment spokesperson Neth Pheaktra said on October 29. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/30-spot-billed-pelicans-cambodia

Endangered monkey numbers improve

The Ministry of Environment issued a report highlighting three kinds of endangered monkeys which are present in large numbers in Cambodia, including the pig-tailed macaque, pileated gibbon and stump-tailed macaque. ...

Ry Sochan and Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/endangered-monkey-numbers-improve

809 more farmers to benefit from Ibis Rice project

The wildlife-friendly Ibis rice project which has gained remarkable success and achievement since 2009 is now extended to benefit another 809 farmers’ families in the provinces of Ratanakiri and Stung Treng. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50913319/809-more-farmers-to-benefit-from-ibis-rice-project/

WCS team cracks down on illegal fishing which endangers giant turtles

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that its team and local communities, in collaboration with the Fisheries Administration officials, have conducted joint patrols against illegal fishing along the Mekong River stretching from Kratie to Stung Treng provinces. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50910817/wcs-team-cracks-down-on-illegal-fishing-which-endangers-giant-turtles/

Wildlife-friendly IBIS Rice project growing

The wildlife-friendly rice project implemented by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS Cambodia), which was started in 2008 in Preah Vihear province, has expanded to three more provinces as of this month – Stung Treng, Ratanakkiri and Mondulkiri. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-friendly-ibis-rice-project-growing

Habitat loss threatens critically endangered bird: WCS

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia has voiced concern about the rapid decline of the Bengal florican (Houbaropsis bengalensis) population fuelled largely by habitat loss, rice farming and poaching, with a 2018 tally counting just over 100 territorial displaying males in the Kingdom. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/habitat-loss-threatens-critically-endangered-bird-wcs

Trapped Pompadour green pigeons set free

Over 100 Pompadour green pigeons have been seized from wildlife traffickers and released back into the wild by Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary rangers and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS Cambodia) after they were poached in the sanctuary in Sre Chhouk commune in Mondulkiri province’s Keo ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/trapped-pompadour-green-pigeons-set-free

Captive royal turtles lay first ever eggs

Five endangered royal turtles raised at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre (KKRCC) have now laid 71 eggs – marking the first time this particular species of turtle has ever laid eggs while in captivity at the centre – according to a press release from ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/captive-royal-turtles-lay-first-ever-eggs

WCS Cambodia finds five nests of frog-headed turtle

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS Cambodia) Nest Protection Team, in collaboration with the Fisheries Administration, have found five nests of the critically endangered Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle (also known as frog-headed turtle) during the 2020 breeding season on a beach along the Mekong River in ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wcs-cambodia-finds-five-nests-frog-headed-turtle

WCS helps conserve Kampong Thom birds

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has urged the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to expedite their work in support of a joint project to develop the Kampong Thom province Stung Chinit Irrigation system and conserve local endangered species. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wcs-helps-conserve-kampong-thom-birds

Two rare tree species identified in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

Two rare tree species believed to be endangered were discovered in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in the northeastern provinces of Mondulkiri and Kratie, according to an announcement released by the Wildlife Conservation Society in Cambodia (WCS Cambodia) on November 17. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-rare-tree-species-identified-keo-seima-wildlife-sanctuary

WCS: Four species nearly extinct in Keo Seima Sanctuary

The Cambodian Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a report yesterday showing that four species which inhabit the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri are in danger of extinction. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50777156/wcs-four-species-nearly-extinct-in-keo-seima-sanctuary/

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