Biodiversity

Animals

WWF: High-risk trade in wildlife threatens ecosystems and risks exposure to zoonotic diseases

On 10 July 2020, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has warned that snaring of animals has become a crisis that poses a serious risk to wildlife in Southeast Asia and could spawn the transmission of zoonotic diseases to humans. An estimated 12.3 million snares threaten ...

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

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First-ever action plan to save Asian elephants in Cambodia launched

On 12 May 2020, the Ministry of Environment and Fauna & Flora International announced a joint press release highlighting a landmark conservation achievement for Cambodia: the launch of the National Elephant Action Plan. This adoption will now guide the conservation of this charismatic species in ...

Fauna & Flora International

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Record number of baby Siamese crocodiles – once thought to be extinct – spotted in the wild

On 19 February 2020, the Fauna & Flora International announced that the hatching 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, Pursat province. The statement said ...

Fauna​ &​ Flora​ International

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Apsara authority announces the move of elephants from Angkor temple complex

Apsara authority has announced on 13 November 2019 over the move of elephants from Cambodia’s Angkor temple complex and it will end elephant rides business. Elephant management association will take charge of moving the elephants to a new home –a community forest (BosThom), located in ...

Apsara Authority

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