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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/

Siamese croc hatchlings spotted in Srepok

A wildlife research team from the Ministry of Environment and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) confirmed that they spotted eight Siamese crocodile hatchlings (Crocodylus siamensis) on September 9 in Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary of Mondulkiri province. Siamese crocodiles are a critically endangered species. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siamese-croc-hatchlings-spotted-srepok

Croc-toberfest

Provincial and border police in Banteay Meanchey province caught a crocodile on Wednesday night while on flood patrol along the river, prompting officials to warn people living in flood zones along rivers to be on the lookout for the toothy interlopers. Officials are looking into ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/croc-toberfest

Farmers of crocodile say no to skin exports

Cambodian crocodile farmers prefer selling young live crocodiles directly rather than raising crocodiles and selling their skins for export as they believe there is no market, despite officials encouraging crocodile farming for skin exports. Heng Chheng, a crocodile farmer from Battambang, has raised crocodiles since 1984. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013030761796/Business/farmers-of-crocodile-say-no-to-skin-exports.html

Illicit Crocodile Farms Causing Price Collapse

An abundance of illegal crocodile smugglers operating without a license and exporting animals to Vietnam has led to the price of crocodiles dropping by more than half compared to the same period last year, breeders said yesterday. Loun Nam, president of the Crocodile Feeder Association, ...

Crocodile farmers feel bite as demand continues to fall

The price of crocodile hatchlings in Siem Reap province has dropped drastically, and many local farmers are worrying about the future viability of crocodile farming. Tim Bunseng, a crocodile farmer in Siem Reap with around 200 female hatchlings, said the price he can get has dropped ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052156272/Business/crocodile-farmers-feel-bite-as-demand-continues-to-fall.html

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