Saving Cambodia's Precious Birds Through Education
By Jess Knierim | Development Associate
Engaging kids in learning through games
In February, the Kouprey Express (KE) environmental education unit travelled to Kampot Province, Cambodia in collaboration with BirdLife International to urge people and students to aid in the protection of Sarus Cranes. Sarus Cranes, one widely distributed across South and Southeast Asia, have undergone rapid population declines due to widespread hunting, egg collection, and habitat loss. Sarus Cranes in Cambodia are particularly vulnerable to habitat loss because they are dependent on two distinct wetland habitats: seasonally flooded grasslands for breeding in the wet season, and permanent marshlands during the non-breeding dry season.
The KE team provided lessons and activities focused on Sarus Crane protection to a total of 478 (213 girls) in four schools in Kampot province, Cambodia. These activities consisted of an interactive presentation, wildlife-themed games, a Q&A session, and wildlife-themed art. Laughter and fun is an effective way of conveying important messages and building understanding of the threats to and ways to protect wildlife and this collaboration was no exception. Several lucky students won wildlife t-shirts and backpacks by answering tough questions correctly during the Q&A session and at the end of lessons everyone received pens, wildlife-themed notebooks, and a sticker and card that has Wildlife Alliance’s 24-hour nationwide wildlife rescue number, 012-500-094.
Thank you for your support of our environmental education team and helping us raise the next generation of environmentally conscious citizens and helping preserve Southeast Asia’s precious wildlife and habitat.
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