Habitat loss threatens critically endangered bird: WCS

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia has voiced concern about the rapid decline of the Bengal florican (Houbaropsis bengalensis) population fuelled largely by habitat loss, rice farming and poaching, with a 2018 tally counting just over 100 territorial displaying males in the Kingdom. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/habitat-loss-threatens-critically-endangered-bird-wcs

Nearly 70,000 wildlife traps removed over 15 months

The Ministry of Environment announced yesterday that nearly 70,000 traps have been removed from the Kingdom’s forests over the past 15 months.   ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50866442/nearly-70000-wildlife-traps-removed-over-15-months/

Cambodia gains international recognisition as biodiversity-rich country

Cambodia has been internationally recognised for its rich biodiversity and the Kingdom’s Biodiversity Index is 7.5 (MacKinnon, 1997) although a higher score may be attainable when inventories are more advanced. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50860924/cambodia-gains-international-recognisition-as-biodiversity-rich-country/

More bird species to be released into Angkor park

The APSARA National Authority (ANA) plans to release 11 birds from three rare species into the Angkor Archaeological Park’s forest and calls on the public to take care of all animals in the park. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-bird-species-be-released-angkor-park

Mekong river monitoring network improvement receives French support

The French Government today granted EUR 1.5 million to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to improve and expand its river monitoring network for better river monitoring and management of water infrastructure project operations along the mainstream and key tributaries of the Mekong.   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50858213/mekong-river-monitoring-network-improvement-receives-french-support/

Trapped Pompadour green pigeons set free

Over 100 Pompadour green pigeons have been seized from wildlife traffickers and released back into the wild by Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary rangers and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS Cambodia) after they were poached in the sanctuary in Sre Chhouk commune in Mondulkiri province’s Keo ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/trapped-pompadour-green-pigeons-set-free

Ministry set May 10 as World Migratory Bird Day

The Ministry of Environment has designated May 10 as the date to observe World Migratory Bird Day each year to raise awareness about the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-set-may-10-world-migratory-bird-day

Wildlife increases and adapts in Angkor Archeological Park

Wildlife Alliance which works together with Apsara Authority and Forestry Administration in the “Bring Back Angkor” project has seen success in the last eight years in bringing wildlife back to the Angkor Archaeological Park. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50850705/wildlife-increases-and-adapts-in-angkor-archeological-park/

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

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