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News from WCS Cambodia: 51 Critically Endangered Royal Turtles Released into Sre Ambel River System

The European Union (EU), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the Fisheries Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, today released 51 critically endangered Royal Turtles into the Sre Ambel River system in Chamkar Luong commune, Kampong Seila district of Preah Sihanouk Province.

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Scientists Find SARS CoV-2-Related Coronaviruses in Cambodian Bats from 2010

A team of scientists have identified coronaviruses closely related to SARS-CoV-2 from two bats sampled in Cambodia more than a decade ago.

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IUCN SSC Experts Urge for Immediate Action to Find Saola Before it’s too Late
IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) released today a Position Statement on the critical need for greater search effort for Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), calling to bring expertise, funding and innovation together to save one of the world’s rarest species.
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Remote Video Show First Eggs of Royal Turtle Laid in Captivity in Cambodia
Seventy-one Royal Turtle eggs in five clutches were laid on an artificial sand bank at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center (KKRCC) early last week. 
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World’s Most Endangered Turtle Gets Some Good News  In 2020
The Ha Noi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, in collaboration with the Asian Turtle Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation (IMC) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have made dramatic progress to possibly prevent the extinction of Swinhoe’s softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) also known as the Yangtze giant softshell turtle or or Hoan Kiem turtle. 
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MEOW MIX: Study Shows How to Re-Wild Big, Juicy Prey Animals for Wild Tigers
A new WCS-led study shows how to fully restore a key tiger landscape by re-wilding it with big, juicy prey animals. Publishing their results in the Journal for Nature Conservation, the authors looked at factors affecting populations of three large ungulates in Thailand’s Western Forest Complex (WEFCOM), a contiguous network of 17 protected areas that together form the largest remaining forest block in mainland Southeast Asia. The 18,000 square kilometer (6,900 square mile) forest is consid...
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WCS and Partners Issue Ten-Year Report Card for Cambodia’s Most Biodiverse Protected Area

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a report today showing a ten-year population trend for 13 key wildlife species found in the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS), Cambodia’s most biodiverse protected area.

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STUDY: Cambodia’s Largest Lake, the Iconic Tonle Sap, is Losing Massive Amounts of Habitat

A new study by a team of scientists from WCS and other groups reveals that Cambodia’s iconic Tonle Sap Great Lake is losing massive amounts of habitat threatening its very existence.

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Make Way for Extremely Rare Ducklings
WCS Cambodia released an image of an endangered white-winged duckling (Asacornis scutulata) the moment it left its nest in a tree cavity with its mother at its side. The duckling is believed to be one of five fledglings conservationists have been tracking in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary of Preah Vihear province.  Khean and his team installed camera traps at the nest site to capture as much information as possible with little disturbance. These ducks prefer to nest in cavities of mature...
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PIG RESCUE! WCS Video Shows Daring Rescue of Wild Boar Caught in Snare in Cambodia

WCS Cambodia released a dramatic video showing a team of three WCS conservationists releasing a wild boar (Sus scrofa) caught in an illegally-set snare in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary.

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