23 Jan 2020
Cambodian conservationists will soon conduct wildlife population monitoring surveys in 2020 in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS), according to Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia.
The KSWS Monitoring Team has completed their training for implementation of the surveys, which will take place across KSWS for the coming six months.
“Although team members are already experienced, this training refreshed and deepened their understanding. Simulated surveys using balloons and known distances were used to allow assessment of accuracy and consistency between teams,” said the society.
Additional training and provision of equipment took place to improve hygiene standards of teams in the forest, to reduce disease transmission to and from humans, as well as wildlife, it underlined.
KSWS based in eastern Cambodia in Mondulkiri and Kratie provinces, along the border with Viet Nam. It was declared in 2002 as a Biodiversity Conservation Area. It was declared in 2002 as a Biodiversity Conservation Area. In recognition of its importance for biodiversity and environmental services the area was declared a Protected Forest by Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen in 2009.