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22 February 2010

RE-DISCOVERER OF THE SIAMESE CROC RECEIVED ROYAL AWARD


Dr Jenny Daltry has been actively involved in conservation of wildlife and environments in Cambodia. For her achievements, she has recently been given a Royal award by the Government of Cambodia. In the year 2000 she re-discovered the Siamese crocodile (a species previously thought to be extinct in the wild; see our previous blog, dated Nov 25, 2009) and is leading a community-based programme to preserve this Critically Endangered Crocodylus. She has also been involved in the protection of more than a million hectares of the biodiverse Cardamom Mountains.

Drt. Daltry is a Senior Conservation Biologist for the international conservation organization Fauna & Flora International. Among her achievements in Cambodia are the creation of the first permanent Masters of Science programme at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, and the creation and chief editing of Cambodia’s first peer-reviewed scientific journal (the Cambodian Journal of
Natural History). 

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