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An Unlikely Bird in an Unlikely Place

June 26, 2013

A new species of bird turns out to have been hiding in plain sight: in Cambodia’s capital city limits of Phnom Penh, home to 1.5 million people.

Last Bastion for Asia's Vultures

June 25, 2012

With vulture numbers drastically down across the Asian continent, scientists hone in on protecting Cambodian populations, one of the last hopes for these critically endangered birds.

Wild Haven of Cambodia

April 9, 2012

Birdwatchers from across Asia and beyond flock to Cambodia for a glimpse of two of the world's rarest birds: the giant ibis and its cousin the white-shouldered ibis. The birds’ nesting grounds sit at the outskirts of Tmatboey, a rural village where WCS has worked with the community to develop an eco-tourism project.

Bats Are Not Scary, Says Scientist at Bronx Zoo

November 1, 2011

As the namesake of a new species of Southeast Asian  bat, WCS's Joe Walston says that these winged mammals are the good guys of nature. Bug-eating bats aid in the pollination of plants and trees, and are the main consumer of crop pests and mosquitoes.

A Census for Scavengers

June 2, 2011

WCS begins our annual tally of vulture populations in Cambodia. After last year’s record numbers, hopes for these birds are on the rise.

Saving the Last Strongholds for Tigers

September 14, 2010

WCS-Russia director Dale Miquelle discusses the unique challenges of conserving Siberian tigers.

Vietnam Cracks Down on Illegal Wildlife Trade

September 9, 2010

In a huge wildlife trade bust in Da Lat City, Vietnamese authorities make arrests and confiscate more than 850 pounds of illegal wildlife meat from restaurant kitchens.

Vultures Circling Back to Life in Cambodia

September 2, 2010

Researchers report record numbers of vultures in Cambodia after a drug nearly wiped out these scavenging birds in Asia.

Cambodia Protects Key Grasslands

March 18, 2010

Nearly 77,000 acres of critical habitat located near the country’s famed Tonle Sap lake are now protected areas for Sarus cranes, storks, ibises, eagles, and the rare Bengal florican.

Wild Tiger Report Card

February 17, 2010

As the world celebrates the Year of the Tiger, WCS assesses tiger habitat and populations across eight priority landscapes in Asia with a color-coded report.

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