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For the past three years, the WildGenes programme at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has been working with Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) to develop the first conservation genetics laboratory in Cambodia.
2020 marks four years since Cambodia’s government took a crucial step towards protecting the country’s coral reefs, seagrass and coastal fisheries by establishing its first marine protected area (MPA) in the picturesque Koh Rong Archipelago.
Once widespread across Southeast Asia, there are now around 250 adult Siamese crocodiles surviving in the wild in Cambodia and the species is critically endangered.