Raising awareness of wildlife and habitat protection

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

August 13-17, 2018

In order to strengthen its cross-border efforts, the KE team conducted wildlife protection lessons with 624 (298 female) students in two primary schools – Phnom Proek and Pech Chanda – along with the Cambodia-Thai border.

August 17, 2018

After classroom lessons and activities in the morning, we planted 32 trees in the compound of the Phnom Proek school in the pouring rain. The school director along with teachers and students helped us dig holes and provided tools and other materials we needed to plant those trees.

August 18, 2018

In the same trip, we arranged teacher training on three modules – climate change adaptation, waste and sanitation management, and biodiversity conservation – for 48 (31 women) teachers at Pech Chanda and Phnom Proek schools in the whole day. Usually, our teacher training lasts three full days and covers 6 modules but due to their schedule they could not commit the full three days but we were pleased to be able to cover half of the modules and ensure they know how to use the flipchart in its entirety.

August 27-28, 2018

KE team provided wildlife and habitat protection lessons to 559 (310 female) students from 4 core schools at Samrong, Brabie Moum, Trapiang Lpov, and Wat Tbeng elementary schools in Kampong Speu province. This area has been a hotspot for the WRRT’s investigations and recent busts so the KE’s outreach initiative are complementing the ongoing efforts by the WRRT.

August 29-30, 2018

As part of awareness on wildlife and habitat conservation, KE team brought 670 students and teachers from 4 core schools such as Wat Tbeng, Samrong, Brabie Moum and Phoumin to visit PTWRC to increase complement their conservative knowledge after their classroom lessons the previous weeks.

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Environmental Education – Kouprey Express

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