Biodiversity

Animals

Border pool dolphins down to just one

Dolphin conservation groups and government officials are expressing grave concerns over the decline in the number of dolphins present at the Chheu Teal trans-boundary pool of the Mekong River at the Laos-Cambodia border, saying that if this alarming trend is not halted, it will lead ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/border-pool-dolphins-down-just-one

Roe deer saved, freed in Oddar Meanchey

A female roe deer was saved and released into the wild after being trapped by a snare in the Sorng Rukhavorn community forest in Oddar Meanchey province on October 7, according to Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/roe-deer-saved-freed-oddar-meanchey

Endangered deer rescued by rangers in Oddar Meanchey

A female Eld’s deer which had been illegally trapped in Sorng Rukhavoan wildlife sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey province was rescued and released back into the wild on Thursday. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50948551/endangered-deer-rescued-by-rangers-in-oddar-meanchey/

WCS discover two nesting colonies of lesser adjutants

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia announced that it had recently found two breeding colonies of lesser adjutants – one containing five nests and the other two – in the north of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, Mondulkiri province, as the September-November nesting season rolls on. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wcs-discover-two-nesting-colonies-lesser-adjutants

Siamese croc hatchlings spotted in Srepok

A wildlife research team from the Ministry of Environment and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) confirmed that they spotted eight Siamese crocodile hatchlings (Crocodylus siamensis) on September 9 in Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary of Mondulkiri province. Siamese crocodiles are a critically endangered species. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siamese-croc-hatchlings-spotted-srepok

Six more lesser adjutants freed after rehabilitation

The Angkor Centre for Biodiversity Conservation (ACCB), based in Siem Reap province, plans to set six lesser adjutants free after rescuing and rehabilitating them and following the release of seven other birds earlier this year. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/six-more-lesser-adjutants-freed-after-rehabilitation

Never lose focus: Four wading bird species caught on camera

Four wading bird species of concern were detected by a grid of motion-sensitive camera traps deployed from June 14-30 in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province, the Ministry of Environment reported on August 26. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/never-lose-focus-four-wading-bird-species-caught-camera

Bat-proof netting at Angkor Wat installed to stop stone erosion

The Apsara National Authority (ANA), a body tasked with managing the Angkor Archaelogical Park, is installing a net in the roof of the Angkor Wat gallery to prevent bats from entering the structure as Bat urine is a source of moisture and salinity which combined ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bat-proof-netting-angkor-wat-installed-stop-stone-erosion

Poaching problems threaten Kingdom’s sanctuary species

National resource conservationists have expressed concern over the ongoing poaching of wildlife in sanctuaries after many rare and endangered animals were found killed or injured by traps. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/poaching-problems-threaten-kingdoms-sanctuary-species

Mondulkiri population of Asian elephants now an estimated 300 strong

Wildlife researchers from the Mondulkiri provincial Department of Environment and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) have recently completed collecting 85 Asian elephant dung samples for analysis to identify population size and migratory patterns. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-population-asian-elephants-now-estimated-300-strong

Goats turn hunters to herders

The Kampong Thom provincial Department of Environment has donated 10 goats to the Kang Meas Community Protected Area (CPA) in Sandan district’s Sochetr commune to assist in improving local communities’ livelihoods and providing an alternative way to make a living instead of by logging and ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/goats-turn-hunters-herders

Endangered Asiatic softshell turtle found in Kampong Cham

A big Asiatic softshell turtle weighing nearly 34kg was found by villagers in Sambour Meas commune’s Ta Neng village of Kampong Cham province and town on August 19, according to the provincial Department of Information. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/endangered-asiatic-softshell-turtle-found-kampong-cham

Irrawaddy dolphin exhibit prepared in Stung Treng

Local authorities and community members in Stung Treng province have prepared an Irrawaddy dolphin skeleton for display at Ochheuteal Dolphin Canyon in Borei O’Svay Sen Chey district’s Preah Romkel commune for exhibit to the public. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/irrawaddy-dolphin-exhibit-prepared-stung-treng

The Lizard King: Truck stopped with almost 1000 smuggled reptiles aboard

The scale of wildlife trafficking in Cambodia was graphically illustrated again today when a Virak Buntham Company truck was stopped in Siem Reap province with 984 lizards inside. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50918433/the-lizard-king-truck-stopped-with-almost-1000-smuggled-reptiles-aboard/

Bird species number drops in sanctuary

Bird International said the number of bird species detected in the Veal Kambor Community Protected Area in Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Ratanakkiri province has decreased compared to last year, as only 35 species were recorded this year. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bird-species-number-drops-sanctuary

10 nests of Giant Ibis located in Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary during breeding season

Since the beginning of this year’s breeding season, 10 nests of Giant Ibis have been discovered in Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary, pointed out BirdLife International Cambodia Programme on its official Facebook page today.​ ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50917267/10-nests-of-giant-ibis-located-in-lomphat-wildlife-sanctuary-during-breeding-season/

Sixth banteng dies from illegal trapping

Remains of a male banteng were found after it had been trapped. It is the sixth banteng to have died since Mum Pram Bei was declared a community forest in Kampong Speu province. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50916398/sixth-banteng-dies-from-illegal-trapping/

On World Elephant Day, Cambodia calls for participation in the protection and conservation of wild elephants in Cambodia

The Royal Government has called for participation in the protection and conservation of wild elephants in Cambodia after data from automatic cameras deployed in protected areas found that Asian elephants – and baby elephants – were living in herds in Cambodia’s protected areas. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50914513/on-world-elephant-day-cambodia-calls-for-participation-in-the-protection-and-conservation-of-wild-elephants-in-cambodia/

Three dogs successfully trained to sniff C-19

Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) director-general Heng Ratana told Khmer Times yesterday that three sniffer dogs were successfully trained to detect the Covid-19 virus. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50907243/three-dogs-successfully-trained-to-sniff-c-19/

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