Friday November 4, 2022

The Star

Six Cambodian outstanding conservationists were recognised as “Mekong Conservation Heroes” by the Wonders of the Mekong project for their environmental activities have received awards for their work in protecting endangered species including the Irrawaddy dolphin, Mekong giant catfish, and giant softshell turtle, as well as outreach and community-based efforts to protect Cambodia’s globally significant forests and fisheries.

The awards ceremony, held on Nov 3, was attended by US ambassador W. Patrick Murphy.

The heroes programme was developed by the USAID-funded Wonders of the Mekong project to shine a light on inspiring individuals who are working in the lower Mekong basin to study, protect, or raise awareness about the its unique ecosystem, biodiversity, habitats, and cultural heritage.

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