Endangered Siamese Crocodile eggs discovered.

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Endangered Siamese Crocodile eggs discovered.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:48 am

Conservationists have found some eggs from one of Cambodia's most endangered species, the Siamese Crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis). The eggs were removed from the nest so they can be protected and monitored until they hatch and develop.
The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement Wednesday that its researchers, along with Fisheries Administration employees and local residents, found six eggs of the Siamese Crocodile in Sre Ambel District in the southern province of Koh Kong as they were exploring for tracks, signs and dung of the reptile. It said it was the first Siamese Crocodile nest recorded in six years of research and protection in the Sre Ambel area...
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Re: Endangered Siamese Crocodile eggs discovered.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:00 pm

Even better. According to this article, there were 19 eggs in the nest, and not 6 as originally reported.

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A nest with 19 eggs of world's critically endangered Siamese Crocodile found along a river in Cambodia's Koh Kong province. (Photo: Wildlife Conservation Society)
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Re: Endangered Siamese Crocodile eggs discovered.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:30 pm

Great news - some baby crocs have hatched from the eggs that were found in June in Koh Kong, southern Cambodia. Some useful information provided here, in case you find yourself caring for a baby crocodile, is that they like to eat small fish and frogs.
Rare crocodile eggs hatched at Cambodian conservation center
15 August 2017. PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Nine eggs of an endangered crocodile species found in the wild in June and taken to a conservation center in southern Cambodia have hatched, conservationists announced Tuesday.

The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society and Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration said the eggs of nine Siamese crocodiles have hatched at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center after being retrieved from the wild to protect them from poachers and predators.

The WCS says the crocodile, with an estimated global population of around 410, is found only in Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, with the greatest number in Cambodia. The species is listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature because its numbers are rapidly shrinking.

The June discovery of 19 eggs was the first Siamese crocodile nest recorded in six years of research and protection in Koh Kong’s Sre Ambel area.

The conservation center was established by the two organizations to safeguard endangered reptiles such as Siamese crocodiles and Royal turtles.

“We will take care of these hatchlings until they are able to survive in nature on their own,” the groups’ joint announcement quoted Som Sitha, WCS’s technical adviser for the Sre Ambel Conservation Project, as saying. “We will then release some to the wild, and others will be kept for breeding.”

His colleague Tun Sarorn, caretaker of Royal turtles and Siamese crocodiles at the center, expressed her excitement over the hatchlings.

“I am so excited to see these hatchlings. It is the first time I have taken care of them since arriving at the center,” she was quoted as saying. “Before seeing them, I was surprised to hear their voices from inside the eggs. It was amazing, and I felt so happy because I realized they are coming out. I will feed them all in the next few days with small fish and frogs.”..
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Re: Endangered Siamese Crocodile eggs discovered.

Post by John Bingham » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:57 pm

Good news, lets hope it encourages more conservation of the animal's shrinking habitat.
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Re: Endangered Siamese Crocodile eggs discovered.

Post by Bertros » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:59 am

Shit! Just after I got that whole "chicken and egg" thing figured along comes this!


Ok, which came first...the crocodile or the egg?

somebody help out!


cheers


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A taste of the bait is worth the pain of the hook.....
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Re: Endangered Siamese Crocodile eggs discovered.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:37 pm

A research study by WWF is aiming to gather and record the available information on Siamese crocodiles and their habitats in Cambodia.

WWF-Cambodia announces new ‘accurate’ survey of reptiles
18 January 2019
To help conserve the critically endangered Siamese crocodile, WWF-Cambodia has announced it will conduct a survey this year to accurately record the number of the reptiles left in the wild in the Kingdom’s Eastern Plains Landscape.

The Siamese crocodile was once widespread throughout much of mainland Southeast Asia in a range of wetland habitats, including slow-moving rivers, lakes, marshes and swamps. It has now disappeared from 99 per cent of its former range, according to Fauna and Flora International (FFI).

FFI said Siamese crocodiles were today only found in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Indonesia.

WWF-Cambodia said it held six days of research training last week so the information found while conducting the survey could be recorded as accurately as possible. Two experts from FFI instructed a 12-member research team in the first stage of training.

The trainees spent five days in the field covering the Eastern Plains Landscape, which covers Mondulkiri, Kratie, Ratanakkiri and Stung Treng provinces.

The session covered a range of research methods, such as noting the crocodiles’ dung and tracks, training in spotting the crocodile at night and finding the different habitat types preferred by the reptiles.

WWF-Cambodia said the team had discovered several encouraging signs of the crocodile during the in-the-field training, which indicates that there could still be a remaining population of the incredibly rare animal present in the Eastern Plains.

WWF-Cambodia communications officer Un Chakrey said this was the first time the organisation had conducted such in-the-field training.

The Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) was classified as endangered in 1994 and was placed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s red list as being critically endangered in 1996.
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Re: Endangered Siamese Crocodile eggs discovered.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:02 am

And now for some good news, more crocodile eggs have been found this week in Koh Kong.

48 eggs of rare Siamese crocodile found in SW Cambodian
By Xinhua Net -
June 15, 2019
Two nests with 48 eggs of the critically endangered Siamese crocodile have been found at two wetlands in the Sre Ambel River in southwestern Cambodia’s Koh Kong province, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said in a news release on Friday.

The eggs were spotted earlier this week by conservationists from the Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration (FiA), WCS and a local nest protection team, the release said.

Siamese Crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) is listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List as Critically Endangered, because its global population is declining at alarming rate, it said.

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Re: Endangered Siamese Crocodile eggs discovered.

Post by markd » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:28 am

the tasmanian tiger too was kept in captivity due to it being extinct in the wild but it was beholden to the viability of the zoo

this is how all rescued wildlife will end their existences. in a caged evnvironment dead from depression suprressed immune systems
thru shit to more shit
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Re: Endangered Siamese Crocodile eggs discovered.

Post by Cruisemonkey » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:40 am

markd wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:28 am
this is how all rescued wildlife will end their existences. in a caged evnvironment dead from depression suprressed immune systems
So what are you saying... Might as well make an omelet?
You could be next.
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Re: Endangered Siamese Crocodile eggs discovered.

Post by clutchcargo » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:13 am

markd wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:28 am
the tasmanian tiger too was kept in captivity due to it being extinct in the wild but it was beholden to the viability of the zoo

this is how all rescued wildlife will end their existences. in a caged evnvironment dead from depression suprressed immune systems
Wait! Scientists will resurrect the Tasmanian Tiger..

https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/ ... m-the-dead
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