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

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

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

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

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

Cambodia boasts biodiversity richness

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

Khmer Times Staff

Call for citizens to be proactive in conservation of biodiversity

The Ministry of Environment yesterday called on all citizens to be proactive in protecting and preserving biodiversity, natural resources and maintaining the environment for the benefit of all generations, as biodiversity and some resources are under threat. ...

Pech Sotheary

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

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

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

Kingdom set to mark International Day for Biological Diversity

The Ministry of Environment is set to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22, with a celebration intended to improve cooperation with international partner organisations. The theme of the event is “Our solutions are in nature.” ...

Ry Sochan

Increase in wildlife presence in Cambodia confirmed

Cambodia has observed noticeable increase of wildlife presence including rare and endangered species at Virachey National Park in the last five years, according to the Ministry of Environment. ...

Lim Nary

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

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

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

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

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

Four sent to court for bulldozing wetlands

The Kampong Thom provincial authorities sent four suspects to the provincial court on Monday after they were arrested the day before for clearing an area of flooded forest with a tractor in Khsach Chi Ros village, Kampong Kor commune, Kampong Svay district. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

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

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

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