Biodiversity

Animals

Authorities seize wild meat from market in Kratie

An emergency wildlife rescue team raided a market in Kratie. The team found nearly 14 kilograms of wild meat. The illegal meat found included 3.7 kilograms of wild boar meat and 10.2 kilograms of wild oxen meat. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50899443/authorities-seize-wild-meat-from-market-in-kratie/

Cambodia home to 849 species of moth

Cambodia is home to 849 species of moth, pointed out the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) in a Facebook post today on the occasion of the National Moth Week which started on July 17.​ ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50898002/cambodia-home-to-849-species-of-moth/

Guar herd caught on camera: ministry

A herd of gaurs with calves was spotted by an infrared-triggered camera trap at one of the Kingdom’s many wildlife sanctuaries, raising hopes among local and international biodiversity conservationists that the species can be saved from extinction, according to the Ministry of Environment on July ...

Mom Kunthear
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/guar-herd-caught-camera-ministry

Poachers told: Stop hunting endangered species

The Wildlife Alliance Cambodia (WAC) has expressed concern that if poachers continue to hunt for Asian Leaf Turtle and Asian soft-shelled turtles, then these critically endangered species will become extinct.​ ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50893315/poachers-told-stop-hunting-endangered-species/

Latest census counts 121 vultures at four canteens

Cambodia Vulture Working Group (CVWG) yesterday released census results conducted nationwide showing 121 vultures were recorded on June 20 at four vulture “canteens”. ...

Mao Chanvireak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50892617/latest-census-counts-121-vultures-at-four-canteens/

Preah Vihear cattle vaccinated to stop spread of disease

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS Cambodia) and Preah Vihear provincial authorities launched a vaccination campaign to protect around 600 cows and buffaloes from being infected with Haemorrhagic Septicemia, a highly fatal bacterial disease affecting the respiratory system, in four villages in Kulen and Chheb districts.​ ...

Long Kimmarita
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-vihear-cattle-vaccinated-stop-spread-disease

Researchers discover rare, endangered southern serow

Researchers from the Ministry of Environment have detected the Southern Serow (Capricornis sumatraensis) in protected areas by capturing it image on automatic cameras. The animal is a rare species and is listed on the IUCN Red List as globally endangered. ...

Voun Dara
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/researchers-discover-rare-endangered-southern-serow

Elephants under threat but remain present in Kingdom

Asian elephants maintain a significant presence in the Kingdom, despite indications of very high extinction risk, according to Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra on July 2. ...

Post Staff
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/elephants-under-threat-remain-present-kingdom

Asiatic black bear spotted in Cambodia’s protected areas

The rare and endangered Asiatic black bear (Ursusthibetanus) has been spotted in Cambodia’s protected areas, according to the Ministry of Environment. The bear species is present in several different regions including East, South and Southeast Asia. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/asiatic-black-bear-spotted-cambodias-protected-areas

Asiatic golden cat caught on camera in Ratanakiri

The rare Asiatic golden cat has been detected in natural protected areas in the Kingdom’s northeastern province of Ratanakiri. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asiatic-golden-cat-caught-camera-ratanakkiri

Dolphin found dead in Stung Treng pleasance

A 180kg Irrawady dolphin in the Ochheuteal dolphin pleasance in Preah Rumkel commune of Stung Treng province’s Borei O’Svay Sen Chey district was found dead on June 14, most likely from natural age-related causes.​ ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dolphin-found-dead-stung-treng-pleasance

Habitat loss threatens critically endangered bird: WCS

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia has voiced concern about the rapid decline of the Bengal florican (Houbaropsis bengalensis) population fuelled largely by habitat loss, rice farming and poaching, with a 2018 tally counting just over 100 territorial displaying males in the Kingdom. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/habitat-loss-threatens-critically-endangered-bird-wcs

Nearly 70,000 wildlife traps removed over 15 months

The Ministry of Environment announced yesterday that nearly 70,000 traps have been removed from the Kingdom’s forests over the past 15 months.   ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50866442/nearly-70000-wildlife-traps-removed-over-15-months/

Cambodia gains international recognisition as biodiversity-rich country

Cambodia has been internationally recognised for its rich biodiversity and the Kingdom’s Biodiversity Index is 7.5 (MacKinnon, 1997) although a higher score may be attainable when inventories are more advanced. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50860924/cambodia-gains-international-recognisition-as-biodiversity-rich-country/

Trapped Pompadour green pigeons set free

Over 100 Pompadour green pigeons have been seized from wildlife traffickers and released back into the wild by Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary rangers and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS Cambodia) after they were poached in the sanctuary in Sre Chhouk commune in Mondulkiri province’s Keo ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/trapped-pompadour-green-pigeons-set-free

130 storks die due to suspected pesticides

Around 130 storks in Boeng Sne Tuol Porntaley, Prey Veng province, in Ba Phnom district’s Theay commune, have died between March 17 and Sunday, due to suspected poisoning by pesticides. ...

Mao Chanvireak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50828740/130-storks-die-due-to-suspected-pesticides/

Officials probe death of wild birds at Prey Veng sanctuary

Experts from the Prey Veng provincial Department of Environment are searching for and collecting dead wild birds in the Tuol Porn Taley Boeung Sne conservation area to determine the cause of death after villagers and local authorities reported that hundreds of birds had died for ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-probe-death-wild-birds-prey-veng-sanctuary

Captive royal turtles lay first ever eggs

Five endangered royal turtles raised at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre (KKRCC) have now laid 71 eggs – marking the first time this particular species of turtle has ever laid eggs while in captivity at the centre – according to a press release from ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/captive-royal-turtles-lay-first-ever-eggs

River Terns population on the rebound along Mekong

The population of River Terns continues to rise, having doubled in the past five years and spurring hopes for the species’ conservation, according to initial findings by researchers from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-Cambodia) who have begun conducting annual bird surveys. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/river-terns-population-rebound-along-mekong

Concern over bird hunting in Ratanakiri

Non-governmental organisation BirdLife International Cambodian Programme has expressed concern over threats to wetlands wildlife in Lumphat district of Ratanakiri province as more birds are being captured for human consumption in the dry season. ...

Rhea Mae Soco
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50811889/concern-over-bird-hunting-in-ratanakiri/

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