Biodiversity

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More than 400 endangered turtle eggs found in Kratie

Conservationists have found more than 400 eggs of the Asian Giant Softshell Turtle along the Mekong River in Kratie province since the beginning of November. A Wildlife Conservation Society statement yesterday said that the conservationists from Community Fisheries, Fisheries Administration and WCS found 13 nests ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680487/more-than-400-endangered-turtle-eggs-found-in-kratie

More than 500 animals saved in Kampong Thom

NGO Wildlife Alliance, in cooperation with Forestry Administration officials and local authorities, on Friday rescued 526 wild animals from a store in Kampong Thom province. The shop, located in Stung Sen town’s Srayov commune, intended to sell the animals against Cambodian law. The rescued animals ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-500-animals-saved-kampong-thom

Rangers remove 266 snares from Koh Kong protected area

Rangers removed 266 snares from the Chhay Areng protected area in Koh Kong province’s Thma Bang district last week, saving wild boars that are most vulnerable to them and many other animals, said Wildlife Alliance Cambodia. Posting on its Facebook page on Tuesday, it said: ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rangers-remove-266-snares-koh-kong-protected-area

Dolphin death rate spikes

Conservationists have expressed alarm over the increase in the mortality rate of Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia’s Mekong River last year, compared to previously. The director of the Fisheries Conservation Department, Ouk Vibol, said on Wednesday: “Though we are happy at the birth of 13 dolphins ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dolphin-death-rate-spikes

Concern as census counts just over 170 cranes in protected wetlands

Environmental technical teams and bird conservationists on Sunday expressed concern for the biodiversity of birds in the wetlands due to the water shortage this year. The concern comes as this year’s ongoing crane census has so far recorded more than 170 of them in the ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/concern-census-counts-just-over-170-cranes-protected-wetlands

Dead dolphins prompt calls for fishing net ban

A dolphin weighing over 200kg and 2.3m long was found dead by fishermen downstream of the Koh Pos Bridge on Wednesday morning. Officials in Preah Sihanouk province’s Fisheries Administration decided to bury the carcass not far from where it was found. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dead-dolphins-prompt-calls-fishing-net-ban

Kingdom welcomes 13 newborn Irrawaddy dolphins in 2019

The Kingdom has welcomed 13 newborn Irrawaddy dolphins in Kratie and Stung Treng provinces so far this year, according to the World Wildlife Fund. WWF yesterday said in a report its research team spotted the latest calf during an expedition to the Kampi dolphin pool ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50669819/kingdom-welcomes-13-newborn-irrawaddy-dolphins-in-2019/

Illegal bird netting in Koh Kong destroyed

Some 3,200m of netting used to illegally poach birds was destroyed by Stung Prot and Wildlife Alliance forest rangers on Tuesday after they were discovered laying in mangrove growth south of the Cardamom Mountains. Southern Cardamom Forest Protection Programme field coordinator Dragos Ionescu said on ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-bird-netting-koh-kong-destroyed

Apsara Authority moves elephants out of Angkor area

The Apsara Authority and Elephant Management Association has started transferring elephants in the Angkor area to Bos Thom community forest in Siem Reap province’s Sout Nikom district in a bid to stop the animals from being used to ferry tourists around.​ ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50660036/apsara-authority-moves-elephants-out-of-angkor-area/

Fishing nets killed rare river dolphin

Kratie’s provincial Department of Tourism on Tuesday said an illegal fishing net caused the death of an endangered Irrawaddy dolphin in the province’s Sambok village. Rangers spotted the 110kg carcass of a female floating in the sea around 2.27m from Anlong Preah Sang. “We all ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishing-nets-killed-rare-river-dolphin

Kratie celebrates Dolphin Day

The Kratie provincial administration and technical departments, the WorldWide Fund for Nature (WWF) Cambodia and a private company will mark International Freshwater Dolphin Day for three days from Friday to Sunday in Kratie town. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kratie-celebrates-dolphin-day

Activist calls for Areng crocodile preservation in Koh Kong’s Areng area

Mother Nature Cambodia environmental activists will submit a proposal to the Ministry of Environment and Fauna & Flora International (FFI), requesting for releasing Areng crocodiles in the Areng area of Chumnap commune, Thma Bang district, Koh Kong province for preservation purpose. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activist-calls-areng-crocodile-preservation-koh-kongs-areng-area

Kampong Thom police seize 114 wild animals

Kampong Thom provincial military police yesterday seized 114 wild animals being illegally transported by bus in Stoung district. Brigadier General Hang Thol, provincial military police commander, said police also arrested the bus driver for questioning after the seizure at Samproch commune’s Slak Kranh village. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50645297/kampong-thom-police-seize-114-wild-animals/

Ministry orders halt to sale of ivory souvenirs

The Ministry of Environment has issued a total of 59 notices to souvenir vendors in the capital and Siem Reap and Preah Sihanouk provinces instructing them to halt the selling of sculptures made of elephant ivory or rhinoceros horns and all forms of trade involving ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-orders-halt-sale-ivory-souvenirs

Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre’s beloved tiger dies at 21

The skin and bones of Jasper, a male Indochinese tiger that died at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre (PTWRC) on August 8, will be preserved and displayed as a museum collection, PTWRC director Nhek Ratanapich told The Post on Thursday. The Wildlife Alliance, a ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/phnom-tamao-wildlife-rescue-centres-beloved-tiger-dies-21

Kingdom to import and release six tigers

Six tigers will be brought into Cambodia from India and released into the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province in 2022, while wildlife protection organisations have urged all stakeholders to raise awareness of the importance of tiger conservation. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-import-and-release-six-tigers

Wildlife Conservation Society calls for publicity over animal trafficking

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) on Tuesday requested increased publicity of illegal wildlife trafficking, although it said the number of offences had declined since the laws were strengthened and more rigorously enforced. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-conservation-society-calls-publicity-over-animal-trafficking

Fifth Irrawaddy dolphin found dead within a year

A Mekong River conservation area head ranger told The Post on Tuesday that a fifth Irrawaddy dolphin has been found dead due to illegal fishing. The adult male, weighing some 104kg and 1.98m long, was discovered floating on its back by river wardens on Sunday ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fifth-irrawaddy-dolphin-found-dead-within-year

Huge haul of smuggled ducks freed in Kampong Thom, three men questioned

Kampong Thom provincial police on Sunday questioned three men suspected of attempting to smuggle more than 1,000 lesser whistling ducks into Phnom Penh from the Cambodia-Thai border area, said provincial Forestry Administration head Bun Sothy. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/huge-haul-smuggled-ducks-freed-kampong-thom-three-men-questioned

BirdLife, Ratanakkiri provincial authorities meet VN firm over wildlife conservation

Ratanakkiri provincial authorities and BirdLife International Cambodia Programme have urged Hoang Anh Lumphat Co Ltd to preserve the habitat of endangered fauna species in a protected area and discontinue forest clearing. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/birdlife-ratanakkiri-provincial-authorities-meet-vn-firm-over-wildlife-conservation

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