Biodiversity

Animals

Fishermen ordered to leave dolphin conservation area

The Kratie Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has given 30 days for six Vietnamese households to dismantle their floating homes and remove fishing docks from inside the “Prek Kampi Dolphin Protection and Conservation Management Area” near Russey Cha village, Chet Borey district. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501229565/fishermen-ordered-to-leave-dolphin-conservation-area/

Water bird census released

The results of an Asian water bird census show that 91 species were identified in the Boeung Prek Lapouv Protected Landscape Area in Takeo province, while 34 were recorded in the Anlung Pring Protected Landscape Area of Kampot province.​ ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/water-bird-census-released

Cambodian elephant with a prosthetic leg visited by UK team

Academics and students from the University of Salford have returned from an outreach trip to Cambodia where they met with a number of prosthetic users, including an elephant. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501228752/cambodian-elephant-with-a-prosthetic-leg-visited-by-salford-team/

Zero-snaring campaign Phase II underway from March

The second phase of the Ministry of Environment’s zero-snaring campaign will begin in March. The campaign encourages businesses and the public to work together to protect the Kingdom’s remaining wildlife. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/zero-snaring-campaign-phase-ii-underway-march

Dolphin population survey completed

The first freshwater dolphin identification survey of 2023 was conducted from January 12-17, with the participation of international experts from the Sarasota Dolphin Research Programme, the US Marine Mammal Commission, and the specialist groups that constitute the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dolphin-population-survey-completed

Minister to FiA officials: Refine safeguards for river dolphins

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina has advised the Fisheries Administration (FiA) to devise a clear strategy to efficiently address the challenges involved with dolphin conservation, aside from banning all fishing in dolphin pools because of the threat it poses to the endangered ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-fia-officials-refine-safeguards-river-dolphins

Conservationists celebrate new greater adjutant hatchlings

The Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) in Siem Reap welcomed the birth of two new greater adjutants. They told national news that the two new greater adjutant hatchlings were bred in captivity. The first hatchling hatched on December 24 and the second hatchling ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501224939/conservationists-celebrate-new-greater-adjutant-hatchlings/

Gaur pair join Preah Vihear cattle herd

Two gaurs have been spotted in the Prey Lang area in Preah Vihear province, grazing amongst the cattle of local villagers. Officials have called for the protection of these two specimens. The gaur, Bos gaurus, also known as the Indian bison, is the world’s largest ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gaur-pair-join-preah-vihear-cattle-herd

WCS collects 54 royal turtle eggs in ‘last few days’

NGO Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia on January 19 announced that its turtle conservation team “over the last few days” collected 54 royal turtle eggs laid on an artificial sand bank at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre (KKRCC). ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wcs-collects-54-royal-turtle-eggs-last-few-days

White-shouldered ibis numbers increase for 2022 census: ministry

About 800 white-shouldered ibis, one of the world’s rarest and “critically endangered” bird species, have been found in Cambodia, accounting for 80 per cent of their total global population of 1,000. To protect its population, the Ministry of Environment and its conservation partners are continuing ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/white-shouldered-ibis-numbers-increase-2022-census-ministry

New dolphin and fish protection measures launched in Stung Treng

The Stung Treng Provincial Administration has introduced measures to further strengthen the effective management of dolphin and fish conservation areas. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-dolphin-and-fish-protection-measures-launched-stung-treng

Snared gaur calf freed from trap

A baby gaur was rescued by Wildlife Alliance on January 6 after being found trapped by a snare in Kampong Speu province’s Oral district. The Ministry of Environment said that the calf had suffered injuries to its right front leg and had been sent to the ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/snared-gaur-calf-freed-trap

12 protected Mekong turtles found dead during raid

A total of 12 rare Mekong turtles, threatened by demand for its meat, have been found dead after a raid on food stalls along National Road 5. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/12-protected-mekong-turtles-found-dead-during-raid

Authorities in dolphin areas swift to lend protective hand

Authorities in Kratie and Stung Treng provinces have pledged to step up law enforcement activities in the Mekong River dolphin protection and conservation areas. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-dolphin-areas-swift-lend-protective-hand

PM calls for conservation areas to protect dolphins

Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged for strengthening the population of Mekong dolphins and mega fish by building core conservation areas to protect the species in Kratie and Stung Treng under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and provincial authorities. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/pm-calls-for-conservation-areas-to-protect-dolphins

Official accused of monkey smuggling in the US on bail

Agriculture Ministry official, Masphal Kry, who was arrested in the United States for smuggling endangered monkeys, has been released on bail, the Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/official-accused-of-monkey-smuggling-in-the-us-on-bail

Third Mekong River dolphin found dead in a single week

The Global Fund for Nature and World Wide Fund for Nature Cambodia (WWF) have called on authorities to step up night and day patrols of dolphin conservation areas and prevent illegal fishing, as a third Mekong Irrawaddy dolphin carcass was discovered in the span of ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/third-mekong-river-dolphin-found-dead-single-week

Tenth Mekong dolphin death of 2022 reported

Wildlife conservationists have issued more calls for an increase in strict and regular law enforcement in order to save the Mekong dolphins from extinction, following the death of a female specimen. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tenth-mekong-dolphin-death-2022-reported

Crane numbers still on decline

The number of cranes migrating to the Kingdom has been in decline since 2020, according to the Ministry of Environment, with about 150 expected to return this year. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/crane-numbers-still-decline

Endangered dolphin found dead on Mekong River

A World Wildlife Fund (WWF) patrol on Sunday found the body of a large male dolphin floating in the Mekong River between Kratie and Stung Treng provinces. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501206041/endangered-dolphin-found-dead-on-mekong-river/

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