Me and Julia at Koh Pdao (Bamboo Island), Kratie, Cambodia.
Phnom Penh Wildlife Sanctuary (PPWS) is the beautiful forest of the eastern Cambodia. It is the wildlife habitats for all endangered species. There are approximately 40-50 kilometers from Sen Monorom, Mondulkiri town to Memong commune and then we headed to the forest with motorbikes carrying our stuffs. Stayed in the forest for 10 days with WWF researchers is the most wonderful thing in my life. I learnt so much from them. The second day we started walking in the forest and looking for the elephant dungs everywhere in the decidous forest and evergreen forest. The process of collecting the dungs is very technical. We have to wear gloves, mask, and be very careful with the dungs because what we need from the dungs in the DNA.
PPWS is so beautiful, I saw 7 bantengs and wildpig. At night time, I heard muntjac sound and elephant broke the tree branch. It was so muce and also the best experience I ever had.
A group of WWF researcher team for elephant dungs (DNA) in PPWS
Walking in the forest seeking for elephant dungs
We were riding in the forest headed to the camp place
I was doing interview with community researcher for social media
Walking along the Ou Kanhchas (river) in PPWS
Mekong dolphin is idyllic species in the Mekong river. Millions of people in Cambodia that living along the Mekong tiver is depending on them. Irrawaddy dolphin provides ecotourism, source of food (fish), and healthy Mekong river. People that are living there, they earn an income from Homestay, boat tourist (to see dolphin), selling dolphin sculpture.
I've been there to do Communications works. Interview local people such as Homestay owner, Communities fisheries (who protect the dolphins) and chicken farmer. Below here are the link to access the articles about livelihoods that I supported Communications team to complete them.
A small boat which use to carry motorbike from one land to another ...
Small village at Koh Pdao Island, Kratie, Cambodia
The muddy road to Koh Chbar village, Kratie, Cambodia
Waiting for a small boat arrive when we were half way from Kratie ...
Me and Julia when we were on the boat with Community Fisheries ...
On September 11, 2014, WWF-Cambodia launch the handover petition under the message "Stop the Don Sahong dam and Save Mekong dolphins". About 100 of the people were participated the event, including Cambodian youth and community people to share their concerns about the impacts of the Don Sahong dam. More than 268,000 people signed a petition calling for a stop to the Don Sahong Dam. I was a part of the event, I gave full supported for the Comms team to launch the event. I really appreciate WWF team to work together to make this event happen. It is really important for Cambodian people, to let them know how the Don Sahong dam will effect to the Cambodian people who live-in surrounding the lower Mekong River.
Petition Handover to call on Mega First to stop Don Sahong dam
In this case, I am also a part of WWF-Cambodia Communications Team that working with Cambodian youth to make this event happened. It is a huge success for Cambodia that more than 3000 people participated with us.
Earth Hour Cambodia switch off the light
Lh'koun Sbek Thom (Puppet shadow) performed by Cambodian students ...
Monkey Dance performed by Cambodian students
The shadow performance at the Earth Hour Cambodia 2015
Famous singer performed at the Earth Hour Cambodia 2015 event
BIG THANKS TO WWF
12 months of interned with the Communications Team in WWF-Cambodia is such a great opportunity for me. Thank you for considering me for this exciting opportunity. It was a wonderful experience, and made me even more sure that I would like to pursue a career in helping to protect the nature. Over the course of the internship, I was able to spend many hours with the people, talking, listening, and help many things. I truly appreciate the confidence that WWF showed in me by giving me this internship.