Sam Veasna Center for Wildlife Conservation has been in operation by taking avid birders to see the ‘Big 5’ of Cambodia since 2006.
The ‘Big 5’ are: Giant Ibis Thaumatibis gigantea, White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis davisoni, White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis, Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris and Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus. All of these species are critically endangered and we believe that it is only by working with local communities, through our conservation partners- Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), that we are able to consistently and accurately located the ‘Big 5’ of Cambodia.
The lecture will not only profile the ‘Big 5’, but also describe that cycle of ecotourism contributions to help local communities preserve the habitat of the ‘Big 5’ and other endangered species for future generations.
We will also profile many other incredible species Cambodia has to offer including Bengal Florican, Sarus Crane, the elusive White-winged Duck and the Cambodian Tailorbird.
Date(s) - 16/08/2019
9:30 am - 9:50 am
Hobby Lecture Theatre