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

M’kiri governor proposes wildlife sanctuary breeding areas, zoo

Mondulkiri provincial governor has instructed officials to rehabilitate at least 100 hectares of forest to increase wildlife numbers and establish a zoo to attract tourists. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501063701/mkiri-governor-proposes-wildlife-sanctuary-breeding-areas-zoo/

K Chhnang plants over 200,000 saplings at Tonle Sap Lake’s Zone 3

The Ministry of Environment – in cooperation with the Kampong Chhnang Provincial Administration – planted 24,000 mixed trees to rehabilitate the flooded forests of Zone 3 of the Tonle Sap Lake area. The April 25 planting took place in Thnal Chheuteal village of Kampong Leng ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/k-chhnang-plants-over-200000-saplings-tonle-sap-lakes-zone-3

Baby Irrawaddy dolphin found dead in Anlong Kampi conservation area

A female Irrawaddy baby dolphin was found dead by the river guards of the Anlong Kampi Irrawaddy dolphin conservation area on April 24 in Sambok commune of Kratie province’s Chitr Borei district. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/baby-irrawaddy-dolphin-found-dead-anlong-kampi-conservation-area

Mondulkiri plans wildlife breeding station, zoo

Mondulkiri provincial governor Thong Savon has advised environmental officials at the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary to look for a suitable location to establish a wildlife breeding station and possibly establish a zoo in tandem with it to draw tourists, according to provincial administration spokesman Cheak Mengheang. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-plans-wildlife-breeding-station-zoo

NGOs, gov’t set up working group to protect ibis

A group of NGOs and the Ministry of Environment have joined forces and created the Cambodia Ibis Working Group to protect and conserve this waterbird species as the country is one of the last places the bird can be found in the world. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501061778/ngos-govt-set-up-working-group-to-protect-ibis/

Wealth of wildlife and plants discovered in Mondulkiri, says MoE

Researchers are celebrating the discovery of a large number of wildlife and rare plant species, as well as waterfalls in the Phnom Nam Lear Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501059227/wealth-of-wildlife-and-plants-discovered-in-mondulkiri-says-moe/

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