In late August, the Kouprey Express Team (KE) conducted two trips to Phnom Tamao Zoo, Takeo province. There were 92 teachers and 578 students from Kampong Speu province’s 4 core-schools – having Prambeymoom, Samroung, Phumin, and Watbeng core-school.
This was a yet another great, happy trip with one another as we have done so many times with communities and schools from all around Cambodia. We continue steadfast in our mission so that all Cambodians know about wildlife and how to protect it, and also to give them an opportunity see firsthand the amazing natural heritage that can be found here and also the effects of human (in)action that is threatening their survival, such as poaching, snaring, and deforestation.
We hope that the community members and especially the younger generations will set a great example for older generations and generations to come and be inspired to join together to protect Cambodia’s wild animals and forests after visiting Phnom Tamao with us.
Summary of Achievements:
Raised awareness on wildlife and habitat protection lesson with a total of 1,183 (608 female) students as follows:
390 (182 female) Students at Pech Chenda elementary school in Battambang province
234 (116 female) Students at Phnom Proek elementary school in Battambang province
150 (99 female) students at Samrong elementary school in Kampong Speu province
150 (69 female) students at Brabie Moum elementary school in Kampong Speu province
142(72 female) students at Trapiang Lpov elementary school in Kampong Speu province
117 (70 female) students at Wat Tbeng elementary school in Kampong Speu province
Planted 32 trees in the compound of Phnom Proek primary school in Battambang province with the participation of students, the teachers, and school principal.
Provided environmental training on climate change, waste and sanitation management, and biodiversity protection to 48 (31 female) teachers at Phnom Proek and Pech Chanda primary schools in Battambang province.
Conducted PTWRC trip for 670 students and teachers from Samrong, Brabie Moun, Phoumin, and Wat Tbeng core schools