Biodiversity

Animals

$40m plan to protect Asian elephants

The Ministry of Environment estimates that it will need $40.5 million to care for the country’s Asian elephants over the next 10 years. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501192065/40m-plan-to-protect-asian-elephants/

Rare bird’s nest count doubles in sanctuary

A Sambo Wildlife Sanctuary biodiversity monitoring and research team were on November 22 excited to report the presence of 48 lesser adjutant nests, with 68 adult birds and their chicks confirmed living in the Mekong flooded forest habitat. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rare-birds-nest-count-doubles-sanctuary

Snaring increasing in Phnom Oral, say sanctuary villagers

Residents of Sorya village in Oral district’s Tasal commune of Kampong Speu province claim that snaring crimes are still a serious concern in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary, especially in the Phnom Thom and Khnong Veal areas. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/snaring-increasing-phnom-oral-say-sanctuary-villagers

Ministry to 'seek justice' for officials indicted in US for 'monkey smuggling'

The Cambodian government and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said they will make the “utmost effort” to seek justice for a Cambodian official arrested in John F Kennedy International Airport in New York for allegedly conspiring to smuggle crab-eating macaque monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-seek-justice-officials-indicted-us-monkey-smuggling

First phase of Zero-Snaring campaign wraps up

The Zero-Snaring campaign, initiated and led by the Ministry of Environment, with the cooperation and support from conservation organisations, was wrapped up with rallies in Kratie, Stung Treng, Ratanakiri, Mondulkiri, Preah Vihear and Kampong Thom. The campaign ran from March to September, 2022. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/first-phase-zero-snaring-campaign-wraps

Mekong conservation heroes recognised

Six Cambodian conservationists have been recognized as “Mekong Conservation Heroes” by the Wonders of the Mekong project for their environmental activities. Their actions include work on endangered species such as the Irrawaddy dolphin, Mekong giant catfish, and giant softshell turtle, as well as outreach and ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mekong-conservation-heroes-recognised

Preah Vihear irrigation pond project promising

The Sansom Mlup Prey Organisation (SMP) has dug a total of three ponds as part of its pilot project on wildlife-friendly community irrigation ponds in the Kulen Prom Tep protected area in Preah Vihear province, where most residents depend on agriculture and often face water ...

Hong Raksmey
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-vihear-irrigation-pond-project-promising

Fishing cat recorded in Boeung Tonle Chhmar Ramsar Lake

Rangers at Boeung Tonle Chhmar Ramsar lake has spotted a fishing cat during their monthly patrol earlier this month, according to NatureLife Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501175875/fishing-cat-recorded-in-boeung-tonle-chhmar-ramsar-lake/

Zero Snaring campaign underway in M’kiri

The first province to see the latest “Stop Wildlife Trafficking” campaign, an extension of the successful zero snaring campaign, was Mondulkiri province in the northeast of Cambodia, an area which is rich in natural resources and wildlife in protected areas. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/zero-snaring-campaign-underway-mkiri

‘Zero Wild Meat’ campaign launched in Mondulkiri

Admitting concern over the decline of species in the country’s protected areas, the government, World Wildlife Fund (WWF-Cambodia) and partners have launched the “Zero Wild Meat” campaign to stop the consumption and trafficking of wildlife meat, or bush meat, in the country. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501173334/zero-wild-meat-campaign-launched-in-mondulkiri/

Ministry, WWF launch anti-bushmeat campaign in Mondulkiri

The Ministry of Environment and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have co-organised a campaign to stop wildlife trafficking in Mondulkiri province with the purpose of protecting Cambodia’s wildlife resources and contribute to the protection of public health, with experts saying that bushmeat consumption ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-wwf-launch-anti-bushmeat-campaign-mondulkiri

Conservation team detects 97 bird species in Cardamoms

A biodiversity research team from Conservation International (CI) Cambodia, in collaboration with Ministry of Environment specialists, is identifying bird calls recorded in the field by analysing the data collected from nearly 100 bird species. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/conservation-team-detects-97-bird-species-cardamoms

Another Mekong dolphin calf recorded this year

An estimated two-week-old dolphin calf was spotted in Kampi deep pool in Kratie province, according to the Fisheries Administration. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501162193/another-mekong-dolphin-calf-recorded-this-year/

Zero-snaring campaign set to intensify

Over three million people have been made aware of the zero-snaring campaign through more than 300 news articles and social media posts spread out since its launch, according to a senior Ministry of Environment official. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/zero-snaring-campaign-set-intensify

Snaring remains a threat to wildlife

The number of endangered animals in Srepok and Phnom Prich wildlife sanctuaries in Mondulkiri province is still declining remarkably due to snares and the use of shotguns and hounds, according to Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/snaring-remains-threat-wildlife

Yellow-cheeked crested gibbons see tourist upswing

Endangered species conservation scientists from the NGO Conservation International (CI) have announced the resumption of their mission in the Veun Sai-Siem Pang National Park in Ratanakkiri and Stung Treng provinces after having made a series of discoveries since 2007 of nearly 400 groups of yellow-cheeked ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/yellow-cheeked-crested-gibbons-see-tourist-upswing

Red muntjac population surveyed in Mondulkiri

Researchers from the Mondulkiri provincial Department of Environment have deployed motion-sensor cameras at 25 sites in Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary to monitor the number of red muntjac, amid concerns that its population may be declining due to illegal hunting and trapping. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/red-muntjac-population-surveyed-mondulkiri

Kampi village: Home to the endangered freshwater dolphins

The Mekong Dolphin Pleasance of Kampi village is a nature tourism destination located along the Mekong River in Kratie province. Tourists have the opportunity to witness breath-taking scenes as rare freshwater dolphins dance and swim in pairs—mother and child, sister and brother—along the surface of ...

Zul Rorvy
https://cambodianess.com/article/kampi-village-home-to-the-endangered-freshwater-dolphins

Cambodia records highest-ever number of rare white-shouldered Ibis in Sambo wildlife sanctuary

Cambodia has recorded the highest-ever number of critically endangered white-shouldered Ibis in the Sambo Wildlife Sanctuary in north-eastern Kratie province, Neth Pheaktra, secretary of state and spokesman for the Ministry of Environment, said on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501137852/cambodia-records-highest-ever-number-of-rare-white-shouldered-ibis-in-sambo-wildlife-sanctuary/

Baby dolphin dies from electric shock, initial autopsy finds

Officials are working to determine the exact cause of death of an Irrawaddy baby dolphin that was found dead at the Anlong Kampi conservation area in Sambok commune of Kratie province’s Chitr Borei district. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/baby-dolphin-dies-electric-shock-initial-autopsy-finds

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