Biodiversity

Animals

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

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

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/

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

Rare crocodiles released into wild in Cambodia raises hope for reptile conservation

The largest ever release of critically endangered Siamese crocodiles into Cambodia’s wild last month has raised hope for the long-term reptile conservation and survival, conservationists said on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501054167/rare-crocodiles-released-into-wild-in-cambodia-raises-hope-for-reptile-conservation/

Zero snares at trapeang plan underway

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) Greening Prey Lang project is spearheading an effort to safeguard more than 100 high-risk trapeangs, or waterholes, in the Preah Roka, Kulen Promtep and Chhaeb wildlife sanctuaries and in Phnom Tbaeng National Heritage Park. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/zero-snares-trapeang-plan-underway

Over 300 birds dead in early March heatwave

More than 300 birds have died at the Tuol Porn Taley Boeung Sne conservation area in Prey Veng province since early March as a result of the hot weather, an area official has said, noting that conservation community members have been burying them to prevent ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-300-birds-dead-early-march-heatwave

Mondulkiri wild honey inaugurated with GI status

‘Mondulkiri wild honey” has been officially inaugurated with geographical indication (GI) status that ministers and officials hope will accordingly increase its value, thereby creating local jobs and improving livelihoods.   ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mondulkiri-wild-honey-inaugurated-gi-status

Herd of eight elephants spotted in Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary

A herd of eight elephants were spotted by conservationists from the Mondulkiri Provincial Department of Environment and WWF researchers yesterday in Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501043345/herd-of-eight-elephants-spotted-in-sre-pok-wildlife-sanctuary/

Elephant herd with babies found in M’kiri sanctuary

The Ministry of Environment expects the number of Asian elephants in Cambodia to increase after park rangers in Mondulkiri province and researchers from World Wildlife Fund for Nature Cambodia (WWF Cambodia) spotted a herd of the animals in Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary on March 16. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/elephant-herd-babies-found-mkiri-sanctuary

Baby dolphin born in Mekong’s Koh Phdao

The team researching the Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphins has spotted a newborn baby in Kratie province’s Sambor district, according to the Fisheries Administration’s Department of Fisheries Conservation. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/baby-dolphin-born-mekongs-koh-phdao

US funding wildlife crimes training for court officials

The Ministry of Justice and Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia (WCS Cambodia) conducted the first training courses on “Skills to Address International Wildlife Trafficking for Cambodian Prosecutors and Judges”. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-funding-wildlife-crimes-training-court-officials

Wildlife Alliance rescues more than 72,000 species of wildlife from perpetrators

During its 21 years of mission in Cambodia, Wildlife Alliance has helped conserve wildlife and rescued more than 70,000 species of wildlife, some of which are extinct animals. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501030662/wildlife-alliance-rescues-more-than-72000-species-of-wildlife-from-perpetrators/

Medical myths put pressure on pangolins

A senior Ministry of Environment official said pangolins were the most traded species of mammal in the world due to their use in traditional Chinese medicine while in Cambodia the species is widely threatened by illegal hunting and trapping carried out to supply that industry. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/medical-myths-put-pressure-pangolins

Camera traps capture rare wildlife species

Many rare species of wild animals such as clouded leopards and bears continue to be found in the Cardamom Mountain range. This is the result of Cambodia’s improved conservation of natural resources, according to a report released by the Ministry of Environment on February 18. ...

Lay Samean and Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/camera-traps-capture-rare-wildlife-species

WCS releases 35 Cantor's giant softshell turtles into the wild

The Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia Programme (WCS) has said it safely released 35 Cantor’s giant softshell turtle hatchlings into the wild along the Mekong River on February 17, in Kratie province’s northernmost district of Sambor. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wcs-releases-35-cantors-giant-softshell-turtles-wild

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