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Thirty Large Mammal Species Recorded in Cambodia’s Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary
(Preah Vihear 17 August, 2017)– Conducted by experts from Kyoto University of Japan and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a camera trap study has recorded the presence of 30 large mammal species in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS) in the Northern Plains of Cambodia.

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Nine Siamese Crocodiles Hatch at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center

Koh Kong (August 15, 2017) –The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Fisheries Administration (FiA) announced today that the eggs of nine Siamese crocodiles have hatched at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center (KKRCC).

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Nineteen Critically Endangered Giant Ibis Nests Discovered in Northern Plains of Cambodia
Preah Vihear (August 1,  2017) –The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), working in collaboration with Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment (MoE), announced today that 19 nests of the giant ibis (Thaumatibis gigantea) have been discovered during the current breeding season in the Northern Plains of Cambodia in Preah Vihear Province. 

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 Success of Local Nest Protection Sparks Hope for Worldwide Conservation of Globally Endangered Greater Adjutant
Battambang (27 July 2017) –Endangered greater adjutant chicks have successfully fledged from 175 nests in the Prek Toal Ramsar Site in Cambodia and disbursed across the country. The nests were protected for six months by conservationists from Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment (MoE), Prek Toal village, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

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Globally Endangered Masked Finfoot Nest Discovered in Cambodia

Preah Vihear (21 July 2017) - Conservationists from the Ministry of Environment (MoE), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and local communities have discovered an Endangered masked finfoot nest for the first time in four years in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary (KPWS) in Preah Vihear Province. This site is the only confirmed breeding location in Cambodia for this very rare species.

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 Shadow of a Cub Brings More Hope for Tigers in Russia
VLADIVOSTOK (July 17, 2017) A photograph just released by PROO Tiger Center provides further evidence that tigers are re-colonizing lost habitat in Russia.

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Training Young Leaders Across the Globe to Save Wildlife and Wild Places

Sulawesi, Indonesia, July 14, 2017 -- From June 28 through July 13, the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) delivered an international training course for 21 early career leaders from 12 different countries. The course was held in Sulawesi, Indonesia and covered key topics that will help participants gain skills and influence in the conservation sector. 

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(Kampala, Uganda July 6, 2017) – At a landmark forum co-hosted by the China Enterprise Chamber of Commerce Uganda (CECCU) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), CECCU declared that Chinese enterprises operating in Uganda would support wildlife conservation.  

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Hatching Hope: 39 Critically Endangered Burmese roofed turtles emerge from eggs
Yangon, Myanmar (June 15, 2017) –In a boost to their Critically Endangered species, 39  Burmese-roofed turtles have hatched in Limpha Village , Myanmar, report scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA). The news follows that of the recovery of 44 viable eggs in the wild reported by WCS on April 11, 2017.

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A Fairy -Tail Ending: Public School in New York Tells a Cinderella Story with Russian Tigers
(New York City, June 12, 2017) – The story of Zolushka—“Cinderella” in the Russian language—captured hearts across the world in 2013 when this young, orphaned tigress was rescued in the wild by scientists, reared for a short time in captivity, and then released back into the wild as an adult.

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