Biodiversity

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Environment Ministry releases report on natural resource crimes

The Ministry of Environment released an 18th month report stating 747 wildlife have been rescued and 206 wild animals were found dead in the Cardamom Mountains. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744401/environment-ministry-releases-report-on-natural-resource-crimes/

Snaring may spawn diseases

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has warned that snaring of animals has become a crisis that poses a serious risk to wildlife in Southeast Asia and could spawn the transmission of zoonotic diseases to humans. Its July 9 report entitled Silence of the Snares: Southeast Asia’s ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/snaring-may-spawn-diseases

Endangered gibbons released into the wild

As part of an ambitious rewilding project in the forest surrounding the iconic Angkor Wat, a pair of endangered pileated gibbons were released yesterday by the  Apsara Authority, the Forestry Administration and conservation NGO Wildlife Alliance. This is the third pair of pileated gibbons that ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740974/endangered-gibbons-released-into-the-wild/

Rescued wildlife set free in protected area

The Phnom Tamao Zoological Park and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC) and the Pursat provincial Fisheries Administration have released five smooth otters, six dark-grey monkeys and 250 lesser whistling ducks to protected areas in Raingtoel Commune’s Kaoh Ka’ek village in Pursat’s Kandieng district. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rescued-wildlife-set-free-protected-area

58 aquatic species in Cambodia face extinction

About 58 endangered aquatic species in Cambodia face  extinction if more effort is not made to protect them. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50734714/58-aquatic-species-in-cambodia-face-extinction/

Population of vultures on the decline, census shows

The Ministry of Environment joined the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) on Wednesday to conduct an annual census of vultures in five areas in Stung Treng, Mondulkiri, Ratanakkiri and Preah Vihear provinces. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/population-vultures-decline-census-shows

USAID provides additional grant to stimulate conservation action

The United States Agency for International Development yesterday announced the provision of an additional grant worth $100,000 to Sansom Mlup Prey Organisation, through the Greening Prey Lang Project. The grant seeks to stimulate conservation efforts which include the promotion of wildlife-friendly farming in communities living ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50732091/usaid-provides-additional-grant-to-stimulate-conservation-action/

Cambodia boasts biodiversity richness

The Ministry of Environment has announced Cambodia’s richness of biodiversity resources in its recent update. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730192/cambodia-boasts-biodiversity-richness/

Siamese crocodile eggs found in Pursat wetland

The 22 eggs of a wild Siamese crocodile, which is an endangered species, was discovered in the Cardamom Mountains of Pursat province. It was discovered by conservationists from the Cambodian Crocodile Conservation Programme (CCCP) together with the Forestry Administration and Fauna & Flora International staff, ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728079/siamese-crocodile-eggs-found-in-pursat-wetland/

49 nests of endangered turtle species found

Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia said this year’s nesting season of the critically endangered Cantor’s giant softshell turtles, have increased compared to the past three years. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726480/49-nests-of-endangered-turtle-species-found/

Nests of endangered Ibis found

Ten nests of White-shouldered Ibis, considered as the most endangered animal, have been found at the northeastern Rattanakiri province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726189/nests-of-endangered-ibis-found/

Wildlife poaching remains a concern

With more than 17,000 wild animal traps confiscated last year, environment officials said poaching and forest land encroachment remain a concern. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/724296/wildlife-poaching-remains-a-concern/

Efforts urged as nation’s wildlife threatened

The government and wildlife protection NGOs have recently expressed concerns about the increasing death toll of endangered species in Cambodia. The concerns were raised ahead of today’s Annual Endangered Species Day. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723288/efforts-urged-as-nations-wildlife-threatened/

WWF researchers spot herd of wild elephants in Mondulkiri sanctuary

WWF-Cambodia says researchers had a close encounter with a herd of wild Asian elephants in Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province which is a positive sign conservation efforts are working. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50719526/wwf-researchers-spot-herd-of-wild-elephants-in-mondulkiri-sanctuary/

Oriental Pratincole’s nests discovered in Cambodia

BirdLife Cambodia has announced to discover nests of the Oriental Pratincole in the Southeastern part of Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50717973/oriental-pratincoles-nests-discovered-in-cambodia/

Concerns over poisoning of giant ibises in Preah Vihear

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has expressed concern for the impact on birds, domestic animals and even humans after three giant ibises died of poisoning in Chhaeb district in Preah Vihear province. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/concerns-over-poisoning-giant-ibises-preah-vihear

Three of Cambodia’s national bird, the Giant Ibis, killed in protected area

In a single deliberate poisoning event, three Giant Ibis, equivalent to 1-2 percent of the global population, have been killed – part of a disturbing global trend where conservationists are noticing increases in hunting of protected species since the spread of coronavirus began to disrupt ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50714406/three-of-cambodias-national-bird-the-giant-ibis-killed-in-protected-area/

Endangered river terns spotted in Kratie and Stung Treng

The wild animal conservation team has spotted rare river terns in the flooded areas of Kratie and Stung Treng provinces. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/711898/endangered-river-terns-spotted-in-kratie-and-stung-treng/

Wildlife Alliance patrol uncovers dead muntjac, illegal equipment

NGO Wildlife Alliance said the carcass of a red muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak) was found by Thmor Roung station rangers in Koh Kong province during a recent three-day patrol. During the patrol, the rangers released six wild chickens into the jungle and seized a mini-tractor carrying illegal ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-alliance-patrol-uncovers-dead-muntjac-illegal-equipment

Migrants blamed for poaching in Battambang

Forest rangers from the Battambang provincial Department of Environment have stepped up patrols in light of the increase in wildlife crimes.​ ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/migrants-blamed-poaching-battambang

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