Increased royal turtle hatchlings a promising sign: conservationists

A total of 122 royal turtles hatched from nests on an artificial sandbank at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre (KKRCC) last week, the third time this has occurred. ...

Neang Sokunthea

Royal turtles on verge of comeback: Official

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra called on fishermen to help conserve the endangered royal turtle (batagur affinis). The species, also known as the Southern river terrapin, are on the verge of extinction in Cambodia, but a successful breeding programme is offering some hope. ...

Samban Chandara

122 rare Royal Turtles hatch in captivity in Cambodia

Some 122 nearly extinct Royal Turtle babies hatched in an artificial sandbank at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center (KKRCC) in southwest Cambodia’s Koh Kong province so far this year, said a KKRCC’s report on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Boeung Tonle Chhmar, an important foraging habitat for waterbirds in Tonle Sap

Boeung Tonle Chhmar is an important foraging habitat for waterbirds in Tonle Sap, according to a news release of NatureLife Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Feb 27 dolphin territory fishing ban scrapped to save livelihoods

The government on April 27 issued a new sub-decree reversing its ban imposed in February on all fishing in the Mekong dolphin conservation zone. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Third dolphin calf born in four months spotted in Stung Treng

The Fisheries Administration and World Wildlife Fund Cambodia (WWF) recorded a third dolphin calf born in the four months from January to April, with the conservation NGO saying that this year’s number of dolphin deaths has dropped by 50 per cent. ...

Chea Sokny

Cambodia welcomes 2 new-born Irrawaddy dolphins

Cambodia has welcomed two new-born Irrawaddy dolphins so far this year, the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) said in a news release on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Death of wild elephant likely caused by fall, ministry says

The Ministry of Environment expressed regret at the death of a female wild elephant in Mondulkiri province. It suspected that the elephant cow had slipped down a mountain ledge on March 24. ...

Chea Sokny

Hun Sen offers ID Poor cards as incentive to halt fishing in dolphin habitat

Prime Minister Hun Sen recommended that the authorities provide ID Poors card for people living in the Irrawaddy dolphin protected areas to ensure that they stop fishing there, as their nets have caused the death of several of the rare species. ...

Ry Sochan

Call for $1 donations to support elephant conservation

An organisation devoted to elephant conservation in Cambodia is calling for $1 donations for its For Elephant’s Smile campaign to conserve elephants and the communities that care for them in the foothills of Kulen Mountain. ...

Yatt Malai

Adult male dolphin found dead from fishing net in Stung Treng

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has reiterated its demands that fishermen stop all fishing activity including the use of nets, hooks and illegal fishing equipment in the dolphin conservation zone in Stung Treng province to ensure the sustainability of the endangered species and ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary forest crimes on the rise

The number of forest crimes in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, spanning across Kampong Thom, Preah Vihear, Kratie and Stung Treng provinces continues to rise. Park rangers have cracked down on 408 crimes over 2,000 hectares and made several arrests. ...

Tith Kongnov

First dead dolphin of the year, conservation worries rise

An Irrawaddy Dolphin was found dead on March 19, marking the first passing of the critically endangered species for the year 2023, and alarming conservationists over their potential extinction. ...

Teng Yalirozy

Phase two of zero-snaring campaign launched

The second phase of the zero-snaring campaign in protected areas was launched on March 3 in the presence of Ministry of Environment secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra. The first phase of the campaign was considered a “resounding success”. ...

Post Staff

Stricter rules for Mekong river dolphin sanctuaries

The government has issued a sub-decree designating Mekong River Dolphin Management Areas in Stung Treng and Kratie provinces to protect and conserve the freshwater dolphins, while environmental and civil society officials said the sub-decree will make law enforcement more effective and may help increase their ...

Chea Sokny

Cambodia creates safe zones for rare Mekong River dolphins

Cambodia on Monday created Irrawaddy dolphin conservation and protection zones covering a 120-km-long stretch of the Mekong River in northeastern Stung Treng and Kratie provinces, according to a sub-decree. ...

Cambodianess staff

Thailand urges monitoring of bird flu virus after death of Cambodian girl

An 11-year-old girl has died of bird flu in eastern Cambodia, prompting a call for increased disease monitoring by government health agencies. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Southern Vietnam put on bird flu alert after Cambodia outbreak

The Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City has sounded a bird flu alert to southern localities after more than 10 human cases were reported in Cambodia, including two deaths. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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