Biodiversity

Animals

Mekong Dolphin, a national treasure of Cambodia

Psod Kbal Trolork or Mekong dolphin or Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) is a national treasure of Cambodia which requires participation from all stakeholders in its conservation. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50784927/mekong-dolphin-a-national-treasure-of-cambodia/

BirdLife pilots buffalo breeding project to cut down on hunting

BirdLife International Cambodia is testing a new buffalo breeding project by giving farmers female buffalo to breed as an alternative to hunting. The project aims to put an end to hunting in the Boeung Prek Lpov Protected Landscape in Takeo province’s Koh Andet and Borei Cholsar ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/birdlife-pilots-buffalo-breeding-project-cut-down-hunting

Ministry says Asian elephants face threat

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra said the Asian elephant is being severely threatened in world sanctuaries. In Cambodia, eight elephants have recently died in wildlife sanctuaries. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-says-asian-elephants-face-threat

WCS: Four species nearly extinct in Keo Seima Sanctuary

The Cambodian Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a report yesterday showing that four species which inhabit the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri are in danger of extinction. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50777156/wcs-four-species-nearly-extinct-in-keo-seima-sanctuary/

Record number of Asian openbill stork nests discovered

BirdLife International Cambodia recently discovered a record number of over 2,000 Asian openbill stork nests in Takeo province’s Boeng Prek Lapou Protected Landscape. .. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776744/record-number-of-asian-openbill-stork-nests-discovered/

Mekong dolphin population remains steady

The Fisheries Administration and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) yesterday announced that an estimated 89 Irrawaddy dolphins live in the rivers of Cambodia, according to an official population survey. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776137/mekong-dolphin-population-remains-steady/

Rare bird species exhibited to promote conservation and ecotourism

The Ministry of Environment held an exhibition of rare birds in Siem Reap province yesterday to promote conservation and ecotourism in Cambodia, as some species near extinction due to poaching. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50774287/rare-bird-species-exhibited-to-promote-conservation-and-ecotourism/

White-winged ducks in peril but sighting inspires hope

Only about 20-30 endangered white-winged ducks (Asacornis scutulata) remain in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/white-winged-ducks-peril-sighting-inspires-hope

‘Endangered’ monkeys found in Mondulkiri

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) revealed on Tuesday the discovery of over 20,000 endangered black-shanked douc langurs and about 1,200 endangered yellow-cheeked crested gibbons in Cambodia, mostly in Mondulkiri province’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary.​ ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/endangered-monkeys-found-mondulkiri

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

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