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BirdLife, Ratanakkiri provincial authorities meet VN firm over wildlife conservation

Ratanakkiri provincial authorities and BirdLife International Cambodia Programme have urged Hoang Anh Lumphat Co Ltd to preserve the habitat of endangered fauna species in a protected area and discontinue forest clearing. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/birdlife-ratanakkiri-provincial-authorities-meet-vn-firm-over-wildlife-conservation

Ramsar site status for Cambodia’s Stung Sen wetland helps protect habitat of threatened species

A conservationist group said on Wednesday that a recent Ramsar site status for Cambodia’s Stung Sen wetland is crucial to help protect the habitat of a number of globally near-threatened species. The rich and biologically diverse Stung Sen wetland has been designated as a unique ...

Xuxin
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/18/c_137986395.htm

Officials from six countries meet to save Eld’s deer

Officials, scientists and conservationists from six countries yesterday gathered for a three-day conference in the capital to share their experience in conserving the endangered Eld’s deer. About 50 people from Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, where the species is found, will share their ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50553628/officials-from-six-countries-meet-to-save-elds-deer/

NGOs decry vulture decline

Vultures in the Kingdom are facing an increasingly high risk of extinction as the birds have shown a 50 per cent decline in numbers since the late 2000s, a joint announcement from environmental organisations said on Saturday, quoting a report. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-decry-vulture-decline

Event to counter bushmeat consumption

As International Vulture Awareness Day approaches, conservationists have called for a boycott of bushmeat and a halt to using poison to hunt wildlife. Ny Naiky, BirdLife International Cambodia Programme coordinator who has been tasked with vulture conservation, said yesterday that red-head, white-romped and slender-billed vultures ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50527300/event-to-counter-bushmeat-consumption/

Chinese firm invests in forest

A little-known Chinese company is investing $200 million in a massive timber plantation in Stung Treng that the government has equated to “replanting the forest”, despite concerns among environmental protection groups that existing forest will be destroyed in favour of non-native commercial species. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/chinese-firm-invests-forest

Families sign up for plan to save birds

A conservation scheme begun eight years ago in Preah Vihear province, in which farmers are recruited to grow organic rice for the international market in exchange for protecting local ecology, has successfully signed up 43 new families in Stung Treng province over the last year, ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-sign-plan-save-birds-0

Conservationists warn government of encroachment

Conservation NGOs yesterday raised the issue of alleged land grabs in the country’s protected areas by the military and local authorities at a resources protection forum, asking Environment Minister Say Sam Al to intervene.​ ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/conservationists-warn-government-encroachment

Experts say let bird fly

Wildlife experts fear for the health of a migratory vulture from Central Asia after it was captured by villagers in Kampot province’s Teuk Chhou district and taken to a notorious private zoo. The Himalayan vulture, also known as the Himalayan griffon, which rarely visits Cambodia, was ...

Mom Kunthear and Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/experts-say-let-bird-fly

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