Ministry of Environment calls for stronger participation for Mekong Dolphin conservation

The Ministry of Environment has urged relevant authorities and the general public to further participate in the conservation of Mekong’s Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia, as the mammal ‘population has long been critically endangered. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501098107/ministry-of-environment-calls-for-stronger-participation-for-mekong-dolphin-conservation/

Zero-snaring fight moves to Kratie

The Zero-Snaring campaign has started after seeing considerable success in Stung Treng and Preah Vihear. ...

So Cheata
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501096641/zero-snaring-fight-moves-to-kratie/

Local participation, law enforcement vital to ending snaring crisis in Cambodia

Cambodia’s government officials and conservationists said here on Saturday that the participation by local people and strict law enforcement are essential to ending the snaring crisis and wildlife trafficking in the Southeast Asian country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501096777/local-participation-law-enforcement-vital-to-ending-snaring-crisis-in-cambodia/

Discovery of sea turtle’s nest lifts hope of conservationists

Researchers from the Fisheries Administration (FiA) – and the Coastal and Marine Conservation team at Fauna & Flora International Cambodia Programme (FFI-Cambodia) – expressed joy and pride after they recently discovered a nest of endangered sea turtles on one of the Kingdom’s islands. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/discovery-sea-turtles-nest-lifts-hope-conservationists

2nd rescued giant stingray returned to river’s depths

The Mekong River Wonder project – in collaboration with the Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute (IFREDI) – released a gigantic freshwater stingray back into the river, after it was caught by fishermen on May 22 in Koh Preah commune of Stung Treng province’s Siem ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/2nd-rescued-giant-stingray-returned-rivers-depths

580 iconic Giant Turtles released into Mekong river on World Turtle Day

To mark World Turtle Day, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in collaboration with Fisheries Administration celebrates the conservation of the Critically Endangered Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtles in Cambodia, by releasing 580 hatchlings into the wild. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501081043/580-iconic-giant-turtles-released-into-mekong-river-on-world-turtle-day/

Thirty critically endangered sea turtles hatch

Wildlife conservationists expressed joy to see 30 royal turtle eggs hatch at an artificial sand bank at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre (KKRCC) last week. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thirty-critically-endangered-sea-turtles-hatch

Over 300 converge for fifth annual crane festival

More than 300 people took part in the fifth annual Crane Festival in Anlung Pring Protected Landscape in southeastern Kampot province on May 19, to build public support for the conservation of the “venerable” sarus crane and in observation of World Migratory Bird Day five ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-300-converge-fifth-annual-crane-festival

Conservationists call for law enforcement to end poaching, snaring in Cambodia

Conservationists on Monday called for immediate action to strengthen law enforcement and legislation to end a poaching and snaring crisis that are increasingly threatening Cambodia’s wildlife, according to a joint statement. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501076903/conservationists-call-for-law-enforcement-to-end-poaching-snaring-in-cambodia/

Regional natural resource protection forum held in Battambang

The 13th regional forum on natural resource protection and preservation was organised in Battambang town on May 13 to promote increased participation by sub-national level authorities and communities. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/regional-natural-resource-protection-forum-held-battambang

FiA, WWF to step up patrolling after third dolphin found dead

The Fisheries Administration (FiA) and World Wide Fund for Nature Cambodia (WWF-Cambodia) are beefing up their efforts to protect the remaining Irrawaddy dolphins in Kratie province following the death of another dolphin last week. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fia-wwf-step-patrolling-after-third-dolphin-found-dead

Environment ministry signs MoU with Kew Gardens on orchid study

The Ministry of Environment has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoU) – one with the UK’s prestigious Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, and the other with development partners – to conserve biodiversity and research wild orchids in Cambodia. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-signs-mou-kew-gardens-orchid-study

Environment Day celebrations feature 600km cycling tour

Members of civil society organisations and youth groups are celebrating World Environment Day by organising two cycling events which will last for a total of 25 days, according to a joint press statement. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-day-celebrations-feature-600km-cycling-tour

Rangers evict Oral sanctuary kiln operators

An environmental activist said more than 20 illegal brick kilns and huts had been demolished by rangers in the Oral Wildlife Sanctuary after their owners failed to follow instructions to cease their activities because they were depleting national forest resources. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rangers-evict-oral-sanctuary-kiln-operators

Ministry to celebrate Kingdom’s plant diversity with National Orchid Day

The Ministry of Environment will organise the second National Orchid Day on May 11 to publicise the many kinds of orchids that grow in Cambodia, especially the Kingdom’s wild orchid species. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-celebrate-kingdoms-plant-diversity-national-orchid-day

USAID-KOICA partnership to strengthen next generation of zoonotic disease experts in Cambodia

Cambodia’s next generation of experts on diseases that cross from animals to humans have received a boost thanks to a partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501070376/usaid-koica-partnership-to-strengthen-next-generation-of-zoonotic-disease-experts-in-cambodia/

Female Indochinese leopard detected in Mondulkiri

The wildlife research team of the Mondulkiri Provincial Department of Environment, Ministry of Environment, and WWF this week revealed a rare photograph of a female Indochinese leopard from their camera trap surveys, conducted in the forest of Cambodia’s eastern plains. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501066013/female-indochinese-leopard-detected-in-mondulkiri/

Environment ministry shares five-point plan for carbon neutrality

A senior Ministry of Environment official spoke about its five-point recommendation for the successful implementation of the Long-term Strategy for Carbon Neutrality (LTS4CN) as a long-term vision, in response to global climate change and as a move towards zero emissions in Cambodia by 2050. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-shares-five-point-plan-carbon-neutrality

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