Bengal Florican (Houbaropsis bengalensis)
Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 11252133
Established in 1895, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, and education. Together these activities change attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. Our overarching goal is to protect 25 percent of the world’s biodiversity, focusing on endangered species, by addressing four of the gravest challenges facing our planet: climate change, natural resource exploitation, the connections between wildlife health and human health, and the sustainable development of human livelihoods.
The WCS–Cambodia program was started in 2000, and has projects in forests in Mondulkiri and Preah Vihear Provinces, and in the floodplains and wetlands of the Tonle Sap basin. This project aims to conserve the Bengal Florican, by establishing and managing six Bengal Florican Conservation Areas (BFCAs) in grassland areas of the Tonle Sap floodplain, focusing on Kampong Thom and Siem Reap Provinces.
Project 11252133 location - Cambodia, Asia