Biodiversity

Animals

Skeleton of gaur found at Oddar Meanchey sanctuary

Environment officers said foul play is not suspected in the death of a gaur on Saturday at Kulen Prum Tep Wildlife Sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey province.​ There was no evidence that it died from being trapped or shot. Only its skeleton remained, as found by ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/skeleton-gaur-found-oddar-meanchey-sanctuary

Only 800 lesser adjutants left in Kingdom, WCS says

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has voiced concern about the decline of the lesser adjutant population which number only about 800 in Cambodia. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/only-800-lesser-adjutants-left-kingdom-wcs-says

M’kiri rangers bust wildlife hunters, hold one for questioning

Mondulkiri Department of Environment rangers arrested a man in Ror Nhor commune’s Koh Nhek district last Saturday on suspicion of illegally hunting wildlife. ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mkiri-rangers-bust-wildlife-hunters-hold-one-questioning

Ministry wants dolphin areas on UNESCO list

The Ministry of Environment has been tasked with compiling data on four areas that are home to Irrawaddy dolphins in Kratie and Preah Vihear provinces. The report is in preparation for possible inclusion on the UNESCO World Natural Heritage list. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-wants-dolphin-areas-unesco-list

8 Giant Ibis nests discovered in wildlife sanctuaries in Cambodia

Eight Giant Ibis nests have been found in the middle of the nesting season this year, running from May through to October, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society in Cambodia (WCS Cambodia).​​ ...

Heng Panha
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755672/8-giant-ibis-nests-discovered-in-wildlife-sanctuaries-in-cambodia-2/

8 Giant Ibis nests discovered in wildlife sanctuaries in Cambodia

Eight Giant Ibis nests have been found in the middle of the nesting season this year, running from May through to October, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society in Cambodia (WCS Cambodia). ...

Heng Panha/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755672/8-giant-ibis-nests-discovered-in-wildlife-sanctuaries-in-cambodia-2/

Court charges two over wildlife poaching in Ratanakiri

Two men were charged and detained by the Ratanakiri Provincial Court on Saturday, a day after they were caught poaching wild animals using illegal hunting weapons. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50746392/court-charges-two-over-wildlife-poaching-in-ratanakiri/

Environment Ministry releases report on natural resource crimes

The Ministry of Environment released an 18th month report stating 747 wildlife have been rescued and 206 wild animals were found dead in the Cardamom Mountains. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744401/environment-ministry-releases-report-on-natural-resource-crimes/

Snaring may spawn diseases

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. Its July 9 report entitled Silence of the Snares: Southeast Asia’s ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/snaring-may-spawn-diseases

Endangered gibbons released into the wild

As part of an ambitious rewilding project in the forest surrounding the iconic Angkor Wat, a pair of endangered pileated gibbons were released yesterday by the  Apsara Authority, the Forestry Administration and conservation NGO Wildlife Alliance. This is the third pair of pileated gibbons that ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740974/endangered-gibbons-released-into-the-wild/

Rescued wildlife set free in protected area

The Phnom Tamao Zoological Park and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC) and the Pursat provincial Fisheries Administration have released five smooth otters, six dark-grey monkeys and 250 lesser whistling ducks to protected areas in Raingtoel Commune’s Kaoh Ka’ek village in Pursat’s Kandieng district. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rescued-wildlife-set-free-protected-area

58 aquatic species in Cambodia face extinction

About 58 endangered aquatic species in Cambodia face  extinction if more effort is not made to protect them. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50734714/58-aquatic-species-in-cambodia-face-extinction/

Population of vultures on the decline, census shows

The Ministry of Environment joined the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) on Wednesday to conduct an annual census of vultures in five areas in Stung Treng, Mondulkiri, Ratanakkiri and Preah Vihear provinces. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/population-vultures-decline-census-shows

USAID provides additional grant to stimulate conservation action

The United States Agency for International Development yesterday announced the provision of an additional grant worth $100,000 to Sansom Mlup Prey Organisation, through the Greening Prey Lang Project. The grant seeks to stimulate conservation efforts which include the promotion of wildlife-friendly farming in communities living ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50732091/usaid-provides-additional-grant-to-stimulate-conservation-action/

Cambodia boasts biodiversity richness

The Ministry of Environment has announced Cambodia’s richness of biodiversity resources in its recent update. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730192/cambodia-boasts-biodiversity-richness/

Siamese crocodile eggs found in Pursat wetland

The 22 eggs of a wild Siamese crocodile, which is an endangered species, was discovered in the Cardamom Mountains of Pursat province. It was discovered by conservationists from the Cambodian Crocodile Conservation Programme (CCCP) together with the Forestry Administration and Fauna & Flora International staff, ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728079/siamese-crocodile-eggs-found-in-pursat-wetland/

49 nests of endangered turtle species found

Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia said this year’s nesting season of the critically endangered Cantor’s giant softshell turtles, have increased compared to the past three years. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726480/49-nests-of-endangered-turtle-species-found/

Nests of endangered Ibis found

Ten nests of White-shouldered Ibis, considered as the most endangered animal, have been found at the northeastern Rattanakiri province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726189/nests-of-endangered-ibis-found/

Wildlife poaching remains a concern

With more than 17,000 wild animal traps confiscated last year, environment officials said poaching and forest land encroachment remain a concern. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/724296/wildlife-poaching-remains-a-concern/

Efforts urged as nation’s wildlife threatened

The government and wildlife protection NGOs have recently expressed concerns about the increasing death toll of endangered species in Cambodia. The concerns were raised ahead of today’s Annual Endangered Species Day. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723288/efforts-urged-as-nations-wildlife-threatened/

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