Biodiversity

Animals

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/

Bird census shows absences and returns

Bird researchers and conservationists in Cambodia said the rare and endangered black-faced spoonbill remains elusive in the Boeung Prek Lapouv and Anlong Pring protected landscapes in southwestern Cambodia.   ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bird-census-shows-absences-and-returns

Floating guard post to protect Irawaddy dolphins in Mekong

The Kratie provincial authority in collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) is preparing to build a guard post in the Anlong Kampi area of the Mekong River in Chitr Borei district’s Sambok commune to watch for illegal fishing activities that may affect ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/floating-guard-post-protect-irawaddy-dolphins-mekong

Cambodian conservationists monitoring grey-headed fish eagles

Conservationists have been monitoring the presence of Grey-headed Fish Eagles at their habitat, according to BirdLife International Cambodia Programme. “The Grey-headed Fish Eagle are suffering from habitat destruction and overfishing. In Lomphat wildlife sanctuary, our monitoring team usually recorded its presence and nesting near big ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50806073/cambodian-conservationists-monitoring-grey-headed-fish-eagles/

Cambodian Sarus Crane’s number declining

By the morning of Jan. 18, 2021, a total of 59 sarus crane arrived Anlung Pring Protected Landscape in Kampong Trach, Kampot, according to BirdLife International Cambodia Programme. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804806/cambodian-sarus-cranes-number-declining/

Alarm at loss of rare ungulates

Senior environment officials and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) have expressed concerns about a dramatic decline in populations of ungulates – large hoofed mammals – in the Srepok and Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuaries located in Mondulkiri province. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/alarm-loss-rare-ungulates

Rare Yellow-breasted Bunting spotted on New Year’s Day

The rare Yellow-breasted Bunting (Emberiza aureola), a bird that is said to give a lot of positive and healing properties in Buddhist tradition, was confirmed on New Year’s Day as having returned to the Kingdom after a lapse of three years. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50800087/rare-yellow-breasted-bunting-spotted-on-new-years-day/

WCS Cambodia finds five nests of frog-headed turtle

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS Cambodia) Nest Protection Team, in collaboration with the Fisheries Administration, have found five nests of the critically endangered Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle (also known as frog-headed turtle) during the 2020 breeding season on a beach along the Mekong River in ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wcs-cambodia-finds-five-nests-frog-headed-turtle

Female dolphin found dead in Kratie province

A member of a fishing community found the carcass of an older female dolphin in Sambok village in Kratie province’s Chitr Borei district on December 22, about 500m from the Kampi dolphin site. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/female-dolphin-found-dead-kratie-province

Bank backs eco-friendly farming

Ibis Rice Conservation Co Ltd (IBIS Rice) has signed a financing agreement with South Korean-owned Phnom Penh Commercial Bank Plc (PPCBank) to support 1,500 smallholder farmers to grow organic wildlife-friendly jasmine rice, which will help protect endangered species while also earning a premium price for ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bank-backs-eco-friendly-farming

Rare species losing habitats

BirdLife International Cambodia Programme has expressed concern about the presence of humans that are possibly disrupting the nesting of lesser adjutant storks in Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Ratanakkiri province, a region under serious threat from habitat loss and disruption due to human activities. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rare-species-losing-habitats

Wildlife threatened by poisoning

Senior Ministry of Environment officials and civil society organisations have expressed concern over the threat to wildlife by poisoning in rice fields, lakes and ponds where they feed. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-threatened-poisoning

Mekong Dolphin, a national treasure of Cambodia

Psod Kbal Trolork or Mekong dolphin or Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) is a national treasure of Cambodia which requires participation from all stakeholders in its conservation. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50784927/mekong-dolphin-a-national-treasure-of-cambodia/

BirdLife pilots buffalo breeding project to cut down on hunting

BirdLife International Cambodia is testing a new buffalo breeding project by giving farmers female buffalo to breed as an alternative to hunting. The project aims to put an end to hunting in the Boeung Prek Lpov Protected Landscape in Takeo province’s Koh Andet and Borei Cholsar ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/birdlife-pilots-buffalo-breeding-project-cut-down-hunting

Ministry says Asian elephants face threat

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra said the Asian elephant is being severely threatened in world sanctuaries. In Cambodia, eight elephants have recently died in wildlife sanctuaries. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-says-asian-elephants-face-threat

WCS: Four species nearly extinct in Keo Seima Sanctuary

The Cambodian Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a report yesterday showing that four species which inhabit the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri are in danger of extinction. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50777156/wcs-four-species-nearly-extinct-in-keo-seima-sanctuary/

Record number of Asian openbill stork nests discovered

BirdLife International Cambodia recently discovered a record number of over 2,000 Asian openbill stork nests in Takeo province’s Boeng Prek Lapou Protected Landscape. .. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776744/record-number-of-asian-openbill-stork-nests-discovered/

Mekong dolphin population remains steady

The Fisheries Administration and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) yesterday announced that an estimated 89 Irrawaddy dolphins live in the rivers of Cambodia, according to an official population survey. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776137/mekong-dolphin-population-remains-steady/

Rare bird species exhibited to promote conservation and ecotourism

The Ministry of Environment held an exhibition of rare birds in Siem Reap province yesterday to promote conservation and ecotourism in Cambodia, as some species near extinction due to poaching. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50774287/rare-bird-species-exhibited-to-promote-conservation-and-ecotourism/

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