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MRC unveils plans to balance Mekong basin development

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) unveiled a new 10-year Basin Development Strategy (BDS) and five-year Strategic Plan (SP) to balance basin development and management to enable Mekong member countries to address emerging challenges and improve the overall state of the basin. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mrc-unveils-plans-balance-mekong-basin-development

Habitat restoration at Pearaing Lake to begin

Siem Reap announced that it plans to dredge part of Pearaing Lake to increase the water level and provide habitats for many species of fish and birds. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50833988/habitat-restoration-at-pearaing-lake-to-begin/

Ministry urges protection for Asian elephants

The Ministry of Environment has called on residents of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province to not disturb the wild elephants there as well as participate in their protection. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50833990/ministry-urges-protection-for-asian-elephants/

130 storks die due to suspected pesticides

Around 130 storks in Boeng Sne Tuol Porntaley, Prey Veng province, in Ba Phnom district’s Theay commune, have died between March 17 and Sunday, due to suspected poisoning by pesticides. ...

Mao Chanvireak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50828740/130-storks-die-due-to-suspected-pesticides/

Officials probe death of wild birds at Prey Veng sanctuary

Experts from the Prey Veng provincial Department of Environment are searching for and collecting dead wild birds in the Tuol Porn Taley Boeung Sne conservation area to determine the cause of death after villagers and local authorities reported that hundreds of birds had died for ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-probe-death-wild-birds-prey-veng-sanctuary

Green project to spur bio and economic diversity in Prey Lang

The legendary forest Prey Lang has given way to agricultural land, resulting in the migration of young Cambodians in search of work and, perhaps most crucially, a degradation of the area’s environment. ...

Husain Haider
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50821854/green-project-to-spur-bio-and-economic-diversity-in-prey-lang/

Captive royal turtles lay first ever eggs

Five endangered royal turtles raised at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre (KKRCC) have now laid 71 eggs – marking the first time this particular species of turtle has ever laid eggs while in captivity at the centre – according to a press release from ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/captive-royal-turtles-lay-first-ever-eggs

River Terns population on the rebound along Mekong

The population of River Terns continues to rise, having doubled in the past five years and spurring hopes for the species’ conservation, according to initial findings by researchers from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-Cambodia) who have begun conducting annual bird surveys. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/river-terns-population-rebound-along-mekong

A 14.5kg critically endangered Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle released into the wild

The WCS Turtle Conservation Team and Community Fishery have recently released a critically endangered Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle into the wild safely. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50811903/a-14-5kg-critically-endangered-cantors-giant-softshell-turtle-released-into-the-wild/

Concern over bird hunting in Ratanakiri

Non-governmental organisation BirdLife International Cambodian Programme has expressed concern over threats to wetlands wildlife in Lumphat district of Ratanakiri province as more birds are being captured for human consumption in the dry season. ...

Rhea Mae Soco
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50811889/concern-over-bird-hunting-in-ratanakiri/

Bird census shows absences and returns

Bird researchers and conservationists in Cambodia said the rare and endangered black-faced spoonbill remains elusive in the Boeung Prek Lapouv and Anlong Pring protected landscapes in southwestern Cambodia.   ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bird-census-shows-absences-and-returns

Floating guard post to protect Irawaddy dolphins in Mekong

The Kratie provincial authority in collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) is preparing to build a guard post in the Anlong Kampi area of the Mekong River in Chitr Borei district’s Sambok commune to watch for illegal fishing activities that may affect ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/floating-guard-post-protect-irawaddy-dolphins-mekong

Coastal communities to adapt for climate change

Funded by the Global Environmental Facility’s Least-Developed Country Fund (LDCF), the project will help coastal fishing communities and protected areas in Cambodia’s main four coastal provinces – Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk  improve their livelihoods by increasing adaptive capabilities regarding climate change while ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807075/coastal-communities-to-adapt-for-climate-change/

Cambodian conservationists monitoring grey-headed fish eagles

Conservationists have been monitoring the presence of Grey-headed Fish Eagles at their habitat, according to BirdLife International Cambodia Programme. “The Grey-headed Fish Eagle are suffering from habitat destruction and overfishing. In Lomphat wildlife sanctuary, our monitoring team usually recorded its presence and nesting near big ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50806073/cambodian-conservationists-monitoring-grey-headed-fish-eagles/

Cambodian Sarus Crane’s number declining

By the morning of Jan. 18, 2021, a total of 59 sarus crane arrived Anlung Pring Protected Landscape in Kampong Trach, Kampot, according to BirdLife International Cambodia Programme. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804806/cambodian-sarus-cranes-number-declining/

Alarm at loss of rare ungulates

Senior environment officials and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) have expressed concerns about a dramatic decline in populations of ungulates – large hoofed mammals – in the Srepok and Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuaries located in Mondulkiri province. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/alarm-loss-rare-ungulates

Illegal fish nets kill adult male Irrawaddy dolphin in Kratie

Conservationists and communities in the Anlong Kampi Irrawaddy dolphin conservation area in Kratie province said that despite the ban on fishing and regular patrols, fishing offences in the area are still happening which they said is cause for alarm. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-fish-nets-kill-adult-male-irrawaddy-dolphin-kratie

Rare Yellow-breasted Bunting spotted on New Year’s Day

The rare Yellow-breasted Bunting (Emberiza aureola), a bird that is said to give a lot of positive and healing properties in Buddhist tradition, was confirmed on New Year’s Day as having returned to the Kingdom after a lapse of three years. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50800087/rare-yellow-breasted-bunting-spotted-on-new-years-day/

WCS Cambodia finds five nests of frog-headed turtle

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS Cambodia) Nest Protection Team, in collaboration with the Fisheries Administration, have found five nests of the critically endangered Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle (also known as frog-headed turtle) during the 2020 breeding season on a beach along the Mekong River in ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wcs-cambodia-finds-five-nests-frog-headed-turtle

Female dolphin found dead in Kratie province

A member of a fishing community found the carcass of an older female dolphin in Sambok village in Kratie province’s Chitr Borei district on December 22, about 500m from the Kampi dolphin site. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/female-dolphin-found-dead-kratie-province

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