Mixed dolphin pod raises eyebrows

Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC) and the Kampot provincial Fisheries Administration (FiA) observed an unusual member of a pod of humpback whales swimming in the Prek Tnaot River in Kampot province on May 30. ...

Phak Seangly

Dams and climate change choke the Mekong: livelihoods and ecosystems are at stake

The Mekong River, a lifeline for millions in Southeast Asia, is facing an ecological crisis. Unpredictable water levels, declining fish stocks, and the disappearance of the iconic Irrawaddy dolphin threaten the livelihoods and traditions of communities along the river. ...

Sovann Sreypich

Kingdom endorses dolphin declaration

A senior official from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, along with representatives from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Cambodia, attended the Global Declaration of River Dolphins event in Bogota, Colombia, on October 23-24. ...

Post Staff

Event boosts awareness of plight of Irrawaddy dolphin

As Freshwater Dolphin Day was observed on October 23 in Colombia, Cambodian officials and wildlife conservationists expressed their strong commitment to protecting the Mekong Irrawaddy dolphin through both art and a scientific approach. ...

Post Staff

Feb 27 dolphin territory fishing ban scrapped to save livelihoods

The government on April 27 issued a new sub-decree reversing its ban imposed in February on all fishing in the Mekong dolphin conservation zone. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Third dolphin calf born in four months spotted in Stung Treng

The Fisheries Administration and World Wildlife Fund Cambodia (WWF) recorded a third dolphin calf born in the four months from January to April, with the conservation NGO saying that this year’s number of dolphin deaths has dropped by 50 per cent. ...

Chea Sokny

Hun Sen offers ID Poor cards as incentive to halt fishing in dolphin habitat

Prime Minister Hun Sen recommended that the authorities provide ID Poors card for people living in the Irrawaddy dolphin protected areas to ensure that they stop fishing there, as their nets have caused the death of several of the rare species. ...

Ry Sochan

Adult male dolphin found dead from fishing net in Stung Treng

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has reiterated its demands that fishermen stop all fishing activity including the use of nets, hooks and illegal fishing equipment in the dolphin conservation zone in Stung Treng province to ensure the sustainability of the endangered species and ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Stricter rules for Mekong river dolphin sanctuaries

The government has issued a sub-decree designating Mekong River Dolphin Management Areas in Stung Treng and Kratie provinces to protect and conserve the freshwater dolphins, while environmental and civil society officials said the sub-decree will make law enforcement more effective and may help increase their ...

Chea Sokny

New dolphin and fish protection measures launched in Stung Treng

The Stung Treng Provincial Administration has introduced measures to further strengthen the effective management of dolphin and fish conservation areas. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Authorities in dolphin areas swift to lend protective hand

Authorities in Kratie and Stung Treng provinces have pledged to step up law enforcement activities in the Mekong River dolphin protection and conservation areas. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Third Mekong River dolphin found dead in a single week

The Global Fund for Nature and World Wide Fund for Nature Cambodia (WWF) have called on authorities to step up night and day patrols of dolphin conservation areas and prevent illegal fishing, as a third Mekong Irrawaddy dolphin carcass was discovered in the span of ...

Chea Sokny

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

FiA, WWF to step up patrolling after third dolphin found dead

The Fisheries Administration (FiA) and World Wide Fund for Nature Cambodia (WWF-Cambodia) are beefing up their efforts to protect the remaining Irrawaddy dolphins in Kratie province following the death of another dolphin last week. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Baby dolphin born in Mekong’s Koh Phdao

The team researching the Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphins has spotted a newborn baby in Kratie province’s Sambor district, according to the Fisheries Administration’s Department of Fisheries Conservation. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

WWF ‘saddened’ by death of last dolphin in pool near Cambodia

The WWF has expressed regret over the death of the last known river dolphin in the transboundary pool in the Mekong between Laos and Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

No cause of death determined yet for dolphin on Kratie town beach

A dead Irrawaddy dolphin found on the beach in Koh Trong commune’s Kbal Koh village in Kratie town was handed over to the WWF research team for study and to determine how the animal died, according to Mok Ponlok, director of the Kratie provincial Fisheries ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Stung Treng Fisheries head calls for dolphin revival plan

Stung Treng provincial Fisheries Administration officials warn that the Irrawady dolphins in the Ochheuteal dolphin pleasance in Borei O’Svay Sen Chey district’s Preah Rumkel commune are now faced with extinction as there is only one dolphin left remaining of the pod that was living there ...

Ry Sochan

Border pool dolphins down to just one

Dolphin conservation groups and government officials are expressing grave concerns over the decline in the number of dolphins present at the Chheu Teal trans-boundary pool of the Mekong River at the Laos-Cambodia border, saying that if this alarming trend is not halted, it will lead ...

Mom Kunthear

Irrawaddy dolphin exhibit prepared in Stung Treng

Local authorities and community members in Stung Treng province have prepared an Irrawaddy dolphin skeleton for display at Ochheuteal Dolphin Canyon in Borei O’Svay Sen Chey district’s Preah Romkel commune for exhibit to the public. ...

Ry Sochan

Two fishermen in hot water after breaking fishing ban

Kratie provincial authorities have referred two suspects to court for illegally fishing the Mekong River during the fishing ban, which was implemented on June 1 and is in force until the end of September, seizing more than 50,000 sqm of fishing nets. ...

Ry Sochan

Rare dolphin found dead in Preah Sihanouk

A rare Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin was found dead on Monday along the shores of the Poy Chumteav Mao area in Preah Sihanouk. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Another dolphin calf spotted in Kratie

Another Mekong dolphin calf of less than a week-old was spotted on Monday, swimming alongside nine adult dolphins at the Kampi pool in Kampi Dolphin Canyon in Sambok commune, Chit Borey district, Kratie province. ...

Mao Chanvireak

Dead dolphins prompt calls for fishing net ban

A dolphin weighing over 200kg and 2.3m long was found dead by fishermen downstream of the Koh Pos Bridge on Wednesday morning. Officials in Preah Sihanouk province’s Fisheries Administration decided to bury the carcass not far from where it was found. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

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