The Kouprey Express Mobile Environmental Education Unit (KE) delivers environmental curricula to educate schoolchildren, teachers, and communities about conservation. The team was invited by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to their project site in Keo Seima district, Mondulkiri province to disseminate environmental education, focusing on snaring and wildlife/habitat conservation. Snares are the greatest threat facing wildlife biodiversity in Southeast Asia and are extremely prevalent in Cambodian forests, even in protected areas. Over the course of a week, the KE held interactive lessons about the importance of wildlife conservation to 517 (261 female) students at seven schools; Srae Chhouk, Hun Sen Keo Seima, O’chra, Pu Cha, Gati, Pu Hiam primary schools and O’ Am secondary school.
The team also cunduted a Community Night Show that approximately 320 local people attended. In addition, the weather cooperated so we were able to conduct a CNS with approximately 320 local people. Community Night Shows are fun and engaging events that focus on the illegal wildlife trade, the importance of protecting forests and biodiversity, and Cambodia’s wildlife laws. These shows are designed for families and give community members the opportunity to learn and also share their ideas on how to protect their communities’ natural resources.
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