Migrants blamed for poaching in Battambang

Forest rangers from the Battambang provincial Department of Environment have stepped up patrols in light of the increase in wildlife crimes.​ ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/migrants-blamed-poaching-battambang

Bushmeat seized in Battambang, Pursat, three sent to court

The Battambang provincial Department of Environment on Sunday detained three out of eight people for electrocuting 123 painted stork babies at the Prek Toal conservation area in Ek Phnom district. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bushmeat-seized-battambang-pursat-three-sent-court

Ministry of Environment marks World Wildlife Day

In conjunction with World Wildlife Day which fell on Tuesday, the Ministry of Environment has called on the people to stop eating wildlife meat and take part in the preservation and conservation of wildlife and natural resources. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-environment-marks-world-wildlife-day

Uncle Elephant short film makes way to festival in New York City

Uncle Elephant, a short film that depicts Cambodia’s efforts to conserve Asian elephants and the rich resources in the Prey Lang area, will be showcased at the World Wildlife Film Festival on March 3 in New York, US. Wild Earth Allies (Cambodia) country director Tuy Serey ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/uncle-elephant-short-film-makes-way-festival-new-york-city

Ten baby Siamese crocs spotted in the Cardamom mountains

Fauna & Flora International said in a statement yesterday the hatchlings of ten baby Siamese crocodiles were spotted by  conservationists in late January at the sanctuary, a protected part of the Stung Knong river, in Veal Veng district. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692348/ten-baby-siamese-crocs-spotted-in-the-cardamom-mountains

Royal turtle eggs found in Koh Kong

Three royal turtle nests containing 51 eggs have been found in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district. The discovery was made by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), fisheries administration officials, and conservationists from the local community. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/royal-turtle-eggs-found-koh-kong

Rangers rescue elephant cow from mud pit

Park rangers in Mondulkiri province’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary yesterday rescued a wild elephant cow which had been stuck for hours after falling into a mud pit. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50689590/rangers-rescue-elephant-cow-from-mud-pit

Hundreds of snares found in Prambei Mom community forest

The Prambei Mom Forest Community in Kampong Speu province’s Thpong district has raised concern over a spike in illegal hunting within the forest. Community forest chief Soeun Lay said on Thursday that he and his community members patrolled the forest from January 25-27 to combat ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hundreds-snares-found-prambei-mom-community-forest

Virus prompts warning of meat consumption

Two wildlife NGOs yesterday issued separate statements calling on citizens to cease the trade and consumption of illegal wildlife amid fears stemming from novel coronavirus. The Wildlife Alliance in its statement said the virus, which infected more than 7,700 people in 18 countries, has been ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685778/virus-prompts-warning-of-meat-consumption

Cambodia to mark World Wetlands Day in Banteay Meanchey province

Cambodia will observe the World Wetlands Day in Poychar commune, Phnom Srok district, Banteay Meanchey province on Feb 6, the Ministry of Environment said. Organised by the Ministry of Environment in cooperation with Banteay Meanchey provincial administration, the forthcoming celebration will be held at Sok ...

Agence Kampuchea Presse
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685506/cambodia-to-mark-world-wetlands-day-in-banteay-meanchey-province

Losing dolphins for more hydropower

The construction of the Don Sahong hydropower dam in Laos has affected the habitats of Mekong River dolphins, causing their numbers to dwindle in Stung Treng province. The dwindling numbers are causing a decline in tourists who wish to see them, resulting in loss of ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50682044/losing-dolphins-for-more-hydropower

Stop order but fulling of Kampot mangrove swamp continues

Despite a stop order issued to a prominent businessman, the mangrove forests, a vital source of the province Kampot eco system is again under threat as land fill has started again. The mangrove forests and swamps are located near the Prek Tnong fishing community in ...

CNE
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50681426/stop-order-but-fulling-of-kampot-mangrove-swamp-continues

Lao dam impact on dolphin migration highlighted

Sub-national officials and communities in the province are concerned about the impact of Laos’ Don Sahong hydropower dam on the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin population in the downstream Mekong River. According to Reuters, the dam began operations and connected its power grid to the Kingdom earlier ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50681288/lao-dam-impact-on-dolphin-migration-highlighted

More than 400 endangered turtle eggs found in Kratie

Conservationists have found more than 400 eggs of the Asian Giant Softshell Turtle along the Mekong River in Kratie province since the beginning of November. A Wildlife Conservation Society statement yesterday said that the conservationists from Community Fisheries, Fisheries Administration and WCS found 13 nests ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680487/more-than-400-endangered-turtle-eggs-found-in-kratie

More than 500 animals saved in Kampong Thom

NGO Wildlife Alliance, in cooperation with Forestry Administration officials and local authorities, on Friday rescued 526 wild animals from a store in Kampong Thom province. The shop, located in Stung Sen town’s Srayov commune, intended to sell the animals against Cambodian law. The rescued animals ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-500-animals-saved-kampong-thom

Rangers remove 266 snares from Koh Kong protected area

Rangers removed 266 snares from the Chhay Areng protected area in Koh Kong province’s Thma Bang district last week, saving wild boars that are most vulnerable to them and many other animals, said Wildlife Alliance Cambodia. Posting on its Facebook page on Tuesday, it said: ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rangers-remove-266-snares-koh-kong-protected-area

Dolphin death rate spikes

Conservationists have expressed alarm over the increase in the mortality rate of Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia’s Mekong River last year, compared to previously. The director of the Fisheries Conservation Department, Ouk Vibol, said on Wednesday: “Though we are happy at the birth of 13 dolphins ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dolphin-death-rate-spikes

Concern as census counts just over 170 cranes in protected wetlands

Environmental technical teams and bird conservationists on Sunday expressed concern for the biodiversity of birds in the wetlands due to the water shortage this year. The concern comes as this year’s ongoing crane census has so far recorded more than 170 of them in the ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/concern-census-counts-just-over-170-cranes-protected-wetlands

Ministry throws weight behind wetlands plan

At a consultative meeting with the Prey Veng provincial administration on Thursday, the Ministry of Environment expressed support for its initiative to turn the wetlands at Boeung Snae lake, in Ba Phnom district’s Batheay commune, into a protected area. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-throws-weight-behind-wetlands-plan

Dead dolphins prompt calls for fishing net ban

A dolphin weighing over 200kg and 2.3m long was found dead by fishermen downstream of the Koh Pos Bridge on Wednesday morning. Officials in Preah Sihanouk province’s Fisheries Administration decided to bury the carcass not far from where it was found. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dead-dolphins-prompt-calls-fishing-net-ban

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