“Cambodia is the only major sanctuary in the world for the Giant IbisAnd the White-footed Giant Ibis, the most endangered species in the world. Cambodia exists
Proud to have this rare animal and it is vital that we all work together to protect and preserve this beautiful animal
It is rare for this species to last for the benefit of the entire world. " This is the statement of HE Neth Pheaktra, Secretary of State and Minister of the Ministry of Environment, on the occasion that he led the Ministry of Environment delegates and you Nearly 20 national news agencies review wildlife conservation projects of WCS on 9 th and 9 th June 10, 2020 in the Kulen-Tep Wildlife Sanctuary and the Clearing Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear territory.

According to Secretary of State of the Ministry of Environment, according to the census of the partners of Ministry of Environment, Giant Giant Giant Animals World's worst victim accounts for 99% of the world's population There were under 200 head. The white-footed owl accounts for nearly 95% of the world's white tigers. HE Neth Pheaktra said that in 2005, the Giant Ibis was designated by the Royal Decree as the national symbol of Cambodia. Giant reptiles are the most endangered and are protected by the laws of the Kingdom of Cambodia. That is why the Royal Government of Cambodia is very concerned about the protection and conservation of white-footed and white-winged geese. Be extremely careful.

According to His Excellency Neth Pheaktra, the Ministry of Environment has cooperated with several organizations, including the WCS Wildlife Rescue Association. Important in the protection and conservation of the Giant Ibis and the Giant Ibis through the implementation of the project, which is not only guaranteed To produce rice for the consumption of the family's supply, but ensure the sustainability of the supply chain to support the protection of wildlife Join the Royal Government of Cambodia in reducing poverty. He said that this is a support and gives people a new option to improve their living conditions as they wish At the same time, conservation of natural resources and wildlife can be successful.

According to the Conservation Document of the Wildlife Conservation Society, with its president, Ken Serey Ratha, that the paddy rice project was implemented by the NGO. Wildlife Conservation in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment has been working with local communities in protected areas for the past 10 years Conservation of Livelihoods Program linked with conservation, which benefits cash to local people. The scheme includes illegal logging and expansion of land, respecting non-hunting, non-eating and trading principles, and Implement rice production according to organic standards. According to the WCS, the program for growing pelagic rice has started in two villages to date and is being implemented in 11 villages in the North Pipeline Protected Area. Cambodia (Kulen Wildlife Sanctuary, Tep Wildlife Sanctuary and Preah Vihear Wildlife Sanctuary) 5 Village with Boundaries 3 western Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary and 3 villages in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary In Geography of Stung Treng.

In the province of Preah Vihear, the number of farmers involved in the project increased from 35 families to 750 families, the WCS said. This 2020. The expansion of this project was supported by the Prey Lang Green Project and in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Department of Environment, Preah Vihear, Wildlife Conservation Society Save the shade of the forest and the local community that is in the protected area. Production of locally purchased paddy rice has increased from 39 tonnes to 1,200 tonnes in 2019 with expectations. For 2020 it will be 2000 tons if there is enough rain. Paddy rice has been certified as organic and wildlife friendly and is now being exported to Singapore, Germany. Canada, the United States and Hong Kong, and are set to export to Britain and Australia in 2021.

Minister of the Ministry of Environment Neth Pheaktra said the Ministry of Environment highly valued the project, which is designed to encourage Farmers to cut down and pledged to abolish hunting and deforestation illegally occupy forest land. He said this is the use of sustainable supply chains to support wildlife conservation and protection as well as contribute to poverty reduction. Very effectively. In order to enhance the effectiveness of management and conservation of wildlife and all kinds of wildlife, the Ministry of Environment has formulated policy and action plan. On establishing the local economy, the protected areas within and around the protected areas have a living standard.

At the same time, HE Neth Pheaktra stressed that, at the same time, the authority will strengthen the enforcement of the strictest rules to protect and conserve the Giants and the Giants White elephants are a boon for both biodiversity and tourist attraction. The Secretary-General stated that the Royal Government of Cambodia aims to increase the income of the community and create new livelihood opportunities From relying on forestry products, which have long been a tradition of local people, creating new occupations. Serving ecotourism as well as training the community for management and livestock, market supply, agricultural and other crops Vegetables are used for daily consumption and for catering to tourists in the community. Too ៕ By: Kolab