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Activist calls for Areng crocodile preservation in Koh Kong’s Areng area

Mother Nature Cambodia environmental activists will submit a proposal to the Ministry of Environment and Fauna & Flora International (FFI), requesting for releasing Areng crocodiles in the Areng area of Chumnap commune, Thma Bang district, Koh Kong province for preservation purpose. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activist-calls-areng-crocodile-preservation-koh-kongs-areng-area

Eating to extinction—urban appetite for bushmeat sparks wildlife crisis in Cambodia

From baby elephants to sun bears and pangolins, escalating demand for bushmeat in towns and cities is taking an increasingly heavy toll on some of Cambodia’s most endangered wildlife.    ...

Tim Knight
https://phys.org/news/2018-05-extinctionurban-appetite-bushmeat-wildlife-crisis.html

Are banteng making a comeback in Cambodia? Researchers find new population

Researchers have discovered a new population of banteng (Bos javanicus), a species of wild cattle, in northwestern Cambodia. The discovery was announced June 4, 2014 by Fauna and Flora International (FFI), and efforts are underway to implement conservation initiatives to protect the area and its newfound banteng, ...

Janaki Lenin
http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0623-gfrn-lenin-banteng.html

New wolf snake discovered in Cambodia

A distinctive new wolf snake species discovered in Cambodia has been named in honour of Zoos Victoria, recognising their support provided to Fauna & Flora International’s (FFI) studies in the Cardamom Mountains over the last few years. The wolf snake is the latest species to be ...

AsianScientist News Staff
http://www.asianscientist.com/in-the-lab/wolf-snake-discovered-cambodia-2014/

‘Tiger’ falls prey to linguistics

Tigers and black bears look nothing alike, but their identical names in some Khmer dialects left some thinking that one of Cambodia’s most endangered species may be attacking people in the Cardamom Mountains. Sitting outside his Santre commune home in Pursat province’s Kravanh district, with bandages ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/%E2%80%98tiger%E2%80%99-falls-prey-linguistics

Tiger claim to be probed

Conservationists Fauna and Flora International was to send a team to Pursat province today to investigate a man’s claim that he was attacked by a tiger. Ngem Nget, a 51-year-old farmer in Phnom Kravanh district’s Santre commune, reported that while foraging in the Cardamom Mountains on ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tiger-claim-be-probed

A new species of wolf snake found in Cambodia

A team of international researchers have discovered a unique species of wolf snake in South East Asia. Some magnificent creatures still lay hidden in Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountains, waiting to be found, analysed and categorised by researchers working in the area. Since 2000 scientists working for Fauna and ...

Science Alert News Staff
http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141106-25656.html

Endangered wild cattle discovered in northwest Cambodia

A British conservation group says its hidden cameras have taken photos of a wild cattle species in an area in Siem Reap province where it was previously thought to be extinct. In a statement released Wednesday, Fauna and Flora International said the cameras recorded six individual ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=YTczNGU3YzIzOGN

Snakebites an Under-Reported but Deadly Problem in Cambodia

n the ponds and rice paddies of the Cambodian countryside, trying to catch frogs can be deadly. Along Cambodia’s rivers, floodlands and lowlands live millions of venomous snakes, 10 species of which can be lethal if you disturb their slumber. Last week, a 13-year-old teenager from Kompong ...

Denise Hruby and Sek Odom
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/snakebites-an-under-reported-but-deadly-problem-in-cambodia-47812/

Three more populations of Indochinese hog deer found in Cambodia

Fauna and Flora International says its has found three previously unknown populations of the endangered Indochinese hog deer in Cambodia. “This is a remarkable discovery given not only the species’ vulnerability to hunting, but also because all of the sites were outside the existing protected area ...

Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=YzRmOWQ0M2JiNzU

Firms, gov't discuss $50m banana farm plan

Plans for a 5,000-hectare banana farming project in Koh Kong province, proposed last year by an Australian and a Japanese company, look set to go ahead, with state news agency Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP) yesterday reporting that the project would cost $50 million. Last Friday, the ...

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