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The last piece of the puzzle: newly-protected Western Siem Pang forest © Jonathan Eames

Huge protected forest jigsaw completed

Fri, 20/05/2016
One of the most valuable jigsaw pieces in the world has been slotted into place: welcome to Cambodia's Western Siem Pang forest, home to 5 Critically Endangered bird species.
Prek Toal -  South-East Asia’s largest waterbird colony (Image: Sun Visal)

Extraordinary waterbird colony – Prek Toal -...

Wed, 02/12/2015

South-East Asia’s largest waterbird colony, the 21,342 hectares Prek Toal (Ramsar Site

Cambodian vulture census data reveals worrying...

Thu, 07/08/2014

An annual vulture census has been carried out at sev

Cambodian jewel protected

Sat, 01/02/2014
The Royal Government of Cambodia has declared the creation of the Siem Pang Protected Forest.
White-shouldered Ibis. Photo: Jonathan C. Eames/BirdLife

Record numbers of White-shouldered Ibis in...

Mon, 04/11/2013
A record number of White-shouldered Ibis have been recorded in the wild in Cambodia, making the known global population larger than previous studies suggested.
A new species of tailorbird has been discovered living in a capital city of 1.5 million people. (James Eaton; Birdtour Asia)

Hiding in plain sight: New species of bird...

Tue, 25/06/2013
A team of scientists have discovered a new species of bird with distinct plumage and a loud call, living not in some remote jungle, but in a capital city of 1.5 million people.

After five years of success, CEPF commits $10...

Tue, 26/03/2013
Five years ago, in response to the environmental crisis engulfing mainland South-East Asia, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund launched a $10 million grants programme to conserve the critical ecosystems of the Indo-Burma Hotspot.
Western Siem Pang holds the largest sub-population of White-shouldered Ibis in the world (Jonathan C Eames)

Western Siem Pang Forest: natural wonder of the...

Tue, 04/09/2012
BirdLife International Cambodia Programme has just published a lavishly illustrated report revealing the global conservation importance of the proposed Western Siem Pang Protected Forest located in a remote area of northern Cambodia near the border with Laos.

Living off the Land: BirdLife’s History in...

Fri, 22/06/2012
On flat dusty clearings bordered by spindly trees in rural West Africa, women can be seen rolling out balls of what look (and smell) like large mammal droppings. Making this condiment, soumbala, is one of the only ways local women can make a living. Whatever nature provides has value to people...

Vulture restaurants a hit in Cambodia

Thu, 20/05/2010
A lack of food is the principle reason for the vulture's decline in Cambodia, but 'restaurants' are helping their numbers increase