Koh Kong officials and the Wildlife Conservation Society team up to protect king tortoises and Siamese crocodiles

The WCS Royal Turtle and Siamese Crocodile Management and Conservation Project team met on July 22 with the technical working group of the Koh Kong Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to finalize the project. agreement on a common project. WCS CAMBODIA

Koh Kong officials and the Wildlife Conservation Society team up to protect king tortoises and Siamese crocodiles

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Siamese King Tortoise and Crocodile Management and Conservation Project Team met on July 22 with the Technical Working Group of the Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Koh Kong Fisheries to finalize the draft Joint Project Agreement.

WCS said on July 22 that the agreement focuses on the restoration of fisheries resources, particularly the endangered king tortoises and Siamese crocodiles in the fisheries management area along the Sre Ambel river system.

It also focuses on preventing poaching and trafficking of King Tortoises and Siamese Crocodiles by supporting law enforcement to reduce illegal fishing activities and habitat destruction, such as logging flooded forests. and mangrove forests.

The agreement also aims to build the capacity of relevant officials and local community members to support the restoration of fisheries resources and contribute to improved community livelihoods and food security.

The agreement is in effect from July 2022 to August 2023 and can be renewed once a year thereafter. It is funded by the European Union Partners Against Wildlife Crime project, Mandai Nature, US Forest Service, Rainforest Trust, Turtle Survival Alliance, USFW and USAID-Feed the Future.

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