Greater adjutant increases in Cambodia

The population of the greater adjutant stork is continuously increasing in Cambodia despite global climatic changes, habitat destruction, wetland pollution, and other environmental factors. ...

Mao Chanvireak

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

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

Concern over declining numbers of sarus cranes

Birdlife Cambodia has expressed concern over the sarus crane population following destruction of nests by wild pigs. ...

Mao Chanvireak

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

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

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

Ministry rehabilitates parts of Preah Vihear with rosewood

Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have distributed and planted nearly 50,000 rosewood saplings across seven communes in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district to restore and protect two of the endangered species – Dalbergia cochinchinensis and Dalbergia oliveri. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Official: Protect rare pitcher plants

A senior environment official called on holidaymakers to Cambodia’s pristine tropical forest tourist destinations to avoid plucking, collecting or breaking vulnerable plant species – especially the exotic carnivorous pitcher plants of the Nepenthes genus – to conserve the beauty and scenic value of nature, and ...

Ry Sochan

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

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

Asian openbill storks hatch 85 percent of eggs this year

Bird life International Cambodia has reported that eggs in 85 per cent of Asian openbill stork nests in the Boeung Prek Lapouv protected area have successfully hatched in the mating season this year, while the total number of nests in the area was the most ...

Long Kimmarita

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

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

Another dolphin calf spotted in Kratie

Another Mekong dolphin calf of less than a week-old was spotted on Monday, swimming alongside nine adult dolphins at the Kampi pool in Kampi Dolphin Canyon in Sambok commune, Chit Borey district, Kratie province. ...

Mao Chanvireak

White shoulder ibis census 2021 to begin in July

A group of Cambodian NGOs in the field of natural and wild animal protection will conduct a 2021 census of white shoulder ibis from July until October. ...

Sar Socheath

Human disturbance impacts bird breeding

Conservationists have called on all stakeholders, including local authority, communities and rangers to reduce human disturbances in areas where there are bird breeding activities, especially from this month to December. ...

Sar Socheath

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

Koh Kong governor: Annul documents for land in protected areas

The Koh Kong Provincial Administration has annulled the validity of documents for land sales in natural protected areas and biodiversity preservation corridors.​ ...

Long Kimmarita

MRC gets $13M for management of Mekong River

Australia, Germany, and Switzerland have pledged nearly $13 million in funding for the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to assist member countries including Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam with their responses to pressing challenges while safeguarding the ecological functioning of the Mekong River and improving people’s ...

Nov Sivutha

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