Experts from the French National Museum of Natural History in Paris, together with experts from Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment, have been organizing a training course on the correct techniques for the collection of Kesor Kol specimens – an endangered wild orchid species.

Two of the French museum’s foremost experts, Hul Sovanmoly and Denis Larpin, are running the course.“These specialists are here to offer instruction on sample collection, storage, and identification,” the ministry said in a press release.

Through this collaboration, the Paris-based experts will also review and advise on the preparation of vegetable guides and other scientific documents for publication.

The Kesor Kol Sok An Phnom Kulen Research and Conservation Centre – located at the foot of Kulen Mountain in Tbeng commune’s Srah Khvav village of Siem Reap province’s Banteay Srei district – is home to the largest collection of Kesor Kol in Cambodia.

The center was established in late 2018 by the General Secretariat for the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) in collaboration with the Siem Reap provincial Department of Environment and the owner of the Bloom Garden Greenhouse.

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