Biodiversity

Animals

Bengal florican habitat loss threatens survival

The Wonders of the Mekong project, aimed at promoting sustainable rivers in Southeast Asia, recently highlighted findings from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia indicating that vast amounts of Bengal florican habitats around Tonle Sap Lake have been lost due to encroachment on natural grasslands. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bengal-florican-habitat-loss-threatens-survival

NGOs: Crocodile protection crucial

World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) and Fauna & Flora International (FFI) are stepping up breeding activities in Cambodia’s Siamese crocodile sanctuaries. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-crocodile-protection-crucial

Rare birds’ nests up at Mondulkiri sanctuary

In a promising sign for conservationists, the Bird Nest Protection Project by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia has dramatically boosted the numbers of rare bird nests at Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province, hopping from 11 nests in 2018 to an impressive 41 ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rare-birds-nests-up-at-mondulkiri-sanctuary

Rangers discover grey-headed eagle nests

In Kampong Thom province, adjacent to the Tonle Sap Lake and Stung Sen River, park rangers, backed by NatureLife Cambodia, discovered eight grey-headed fish eagle nests during the new spawning season, which concluded in December. ...

Kim Yutharo
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rangers-discover-grey-headed-eagle-nests

Sarus crane population up? Survey underway

Wildlife organisation officials have drawn attention to the presence of sarus cranes in six provinces of Cambodia. The population remains larger than that of Laos or Vietnam. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sarus-crane-population-up-survey-underway

Kingdom endorses dolphin declaration

A senior official from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, along with representatives from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Cambodia, attended the Global Declaration of River Dolphins event in Bogota, Colombia, on October 23-24. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-endorses-dolphin-declaration

Event boosts awareness of plight of Irrawaddy dolphin

As Freshwater Dolphin Day was observed on October 23 in Colombia, Cambodian officials and wildlife conservationists expressed their strong commitment to protecting the Mekong Irrawaddy dolphin through both art and a scientific approach. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/event-boosts-awareness-plight-irrawaddy-dolphin

‘Crane Rice’ programme promotes conservation

Delegates from 10 countries recently explored the “Srov Met Kriel” or “Crane Rice Field” initiative within the Anlung Pring Protected Landscape in Kampot province, delving into its accomplishments and challenges. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/crane-rice-programme-promotes-conservation

WOAH lauds Cambodia’s vet training programme

The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) and the International Veterinary Medical Association have selected Cambodia as a model country for the training of veterinarians to strengthen the veterinary system in a number of partner countries. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501374543/woah-lauds-cambodias-vet-training-programme/

Rare sarus cranes hatch in Keo Seima sanctuary

In late August, a dedicated wildlife monitoring team from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS Cambodia) in Mondulkiri province made a remarkable discovery – locating another rare sarus crane nest, in which two newborn birds had been safely hatched. Sharing the encouraging news on September 4, WCS ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/rare-sarus-cranes-hatch-keo-seima-sanctuary

Rising Phoenix guides farmers to organic rice

Within the tranquil heart of Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary in Stung Treng province, nearly 100 households have embarked on an adventure into rice farming. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rising-phoenix-guides-farmers-organic-rice

Large-antlered muntjac caught on camera in Virachey National Park

Wildlife conservation NGO, Fauna and Flora, and related ministries have expressed elation at recording footage of the elusive large-antlered muntjac, Muntiacus vuquangensis, in northeastern Cambodia’s Virachey National Park. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/large-antlered-muntjac-caught-camera-virachey-national-park

Some 1,500 Bantengs counted in Cambodia

Around 1,500 Bantengs (Bos Javanicus) listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s Red List of Threatened Species have been recorded in Cambodia’s forests. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501314869/some-1500-bantengs-counted-in-cambodia/

Siamese crocodile habitat discovered

A wild Siamese crocodile nest has been found in Cardamom Mountain area by Fauna & Flora’s Cambodian Crocodile Conservation Program team, working in collaboration with the Koh Kong provincial Department of Environment, Forestry Administration (FA), and local community. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siamese-crocodile-habitat-discovered

NatureLife employing tech to conserve wildlife

NatureLife Cambodia, a national conservation organisation, documented 29 bird species, including six globally endangered ones, and one mammal species. The documentation was made by its community members utilising SMART, a smartphone application for patrolling community protected areas. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/naturelife-employing-tech-conserve-wildlife

Rare wildlife species released at Angkor park attract tourists

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) has collaborated with the Forestry Administration and the Wildlife Alliance on a project aimed at reintroducing wildlife to the Angkor Archaeological Park. Since its inception in 2013, the project has successfully released over 40 animals, representing more than 10 rare ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rare-wildlife-species-released-angkor-park-attract-tourists

Camera captures endangered serow

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra displayed a photograph of a rare Sumatran serow (Capricornis sumatraensis sumatraensis), also known as the southern serow, that was captured by a camera trap in one of the Kingdom’s protected areas. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/camera-captures-endangered-serow

Increased royal turtle hatchlings a promising sign: conservationists

A total of 122 royal turtles hatched from nests on an artificial sandbank at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre (KKRCC) last week, the third time this has occurred. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/increased-royal-turtle-hatchlings-promising-sign-conservationists

Royal turtles on verge of comeback: Official

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra called on fishermen to help conserve the endangered royal turtle (batagur affinis). The species, also known as the Southern river terrapin, are on the verge of extinction in Cambodia, but a successful breeding programme is offering some hope. ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/royal-turtles-verge-comeback-official

122 rare Royal Turtles hatch in captivity in Cambodia

Some 122 nearly extinct Royal Turtle babies hatched in an artificial sandbank at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center (KKRCC) in southwest Cambodia’s Koh Kong province so far this year, said a KKRCC’s report on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501291932/122-rare-royal-turtles-hatch-in-captivity-in-cambodia/

Boeung Tonle Chhmar, an important foraging habitat for waterbirds in Tonle Sap

Boeung Tonle Chhmar is an important foraging habitat for waterbirds in Tonle Sap, according to a news release of NatureLife Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501291186/boeung-tonle-chhmar-an-important-foraging-habitat-for-waterbirds-in-tonle-sap/

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