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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/

White-winged ducks in peril but sighting inspires hope

Only about 20-30 endangered white-winged ducks (Asacornis scutulata) remain in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/white-winged-ducks-peril-sighting-inspires-hope

‘Endangered’ monkeys found in Mondulkiri

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) revealed on Tuesday the discovery of over 20,000 endangered black-shanked douc langurs and about 1,200 endangered yellow-cheeked crested gibbons in Cambodia, mostly in Mondulkiri province’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary.​ ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/endangered-monkeys-found-mondulkiri

8 Giant Ibis nests discovered in wildlife sanctuaries in Cambodia

Eight Giant Ibis nests have been found in the middle of the nesting season this year, running from May through to October, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society in Cambodia (WCS Cambodia). ...

Heng Panha/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755672/8-giant-ibis-nests-discovered-in-wildlife-sanctuaries-in-cambodia-2/

Royal turtles handed over for conservation

The Environment Ministry yesterday received two Royal turtles, weighing about 20 kilogrammes each, which were donated by a woman who bought them from fishermen in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50737776/royal-turtles-handed-over-for-conservation/

Population of vultures on the decline, census shows

The Ministry of Environment joined the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) on Wednesday to conduct an annual census of vultures in five areas in Stung Treng, Mondulkiri, Ratanakkiri and Preah Vihear provinces. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/population-vultures-decline-census-shows

Concerns over poisoning of giant ibises in Preah Vihear

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has expressed concern for the impact on birds, domestic animals and even humans after three giant ibises died of poisoning in Chhaeb district in Preah Vihear province. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/concerns-over-poisoning-giant-ibises-preah-vihear

Three of Cambodia’s national bird, the Giant Ibis, killed in protected area

In a single deliberate poisoning event, three Giant Ibis, equivalent to 1-2 percent of the global population, have been killed – part of a disturbing global trend where conservationists are noticing increases in hunting of protected species since the spread of coronavirus began to disrupt ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50714406/three-of-cambodias-national-bird-the-giant-ibis-killed-in-protected-area/

Royal turtle eggs found in Koh Kong

Three royal turtle nests containing 51 eggs have been found in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district. The discovery was made by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), fisheries administration officials, and conservationists from the local community. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/royal-turtle-eggs-found-koh-kong

Wildlife groups commend China’s live market closures

The World Wide Fund (WWF) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have expressed support for the Chinese government which has imposed a ban on wildlife trade as it is suspected of being behind the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus infection. The WCS also called on ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-groups-commend-chinas-live-market-closures

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