First phase of Zero-Snaring campaign wraps up
The Zero-Snaring campaign, initiated and led by the Ministry of Environment, with the cooperation and support from conservation organisations, was wrapped up with rallies in Kratie, Stung Treng, Ratanakiri, Mondulkiri, Preah Vihear and Kampong Thom. The campaign ran from March to September, 2022. ...
Ministry, WWF launch anti-bushmeat campaign in Mondulkiri
The Ministry of Environment and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have co-organised a campaign to stop wildlife trafficking in Mondulkiri province with the purpose of protecting Cambodia’s wildlife resources and contribute to the protection of public health, with experts saying that bushmeat consumption ...
Illegal wildlife snares pose big challenges
The Ministry of Environment remain committed to enforcing laws against the illegal wildlife trade in Cambodia. It said that in 2021, rangers and partner NGO officials removed a total of 61,611 snares installed in natural protected areas. The ministry said the number of snares found ...
Agriculture ministries talk cross-border cooperation
Cambodia and Vietnam have negotiated an agreement on agriculture to strengthen import-export controls and prevent the illegal cross-border timber and wildlife trade, among other issues, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon. ...
The Lizard King: Truck stopped with almost 1000 smuggled reptiles aboard
The scale of wildlife trafficking in Cambodia was graphically illustrated again today when a Virak Buntham Company truck was stopped in Siem Reap province with 984 lizards inside. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Authorities seize wild animal meat sold in restaurants
Siem Reap and Forestry authorities yesterday raided three restaurants illegally selling wild animal meats to customers. The three restaurants were identified as Maloab Moha Heng Restaurant, Thari Mak Brang Restaurant and Samros Mloab Mak Brang Thmey Restaurant, all of which are located in Trang Village, ...
Wildlife groups commend China’s live market closures
The World Wide Fund (WWF) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have expressed support for the Chinese government which has imposed a ban on wildlife trade as it is suspected of being behind the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus infection. The WCS also called on ...
Wildlife Conservation Society calls for publicity over animal trafficking
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) on Tuesday requested increased publicity of illegal wildlife trafficking, although it said the number of offences had declined since the laws were strengthened and more rigorously enforced. ...
Authorities seize close to 100kg of snakes in Pursat
A forestry administration chief at the Pursat provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Monday said a couple and their six-year-old daughter had been detained for several hours over the illegal trafficking of wildlife before being released. ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Police and Forestry Administration seize illegal wildlife parts
The Forestry Administration and Military Police seized an assortment of wildlife parts, including those from rare and almost extinct species, from a sculpture shop in Chbar Ampov district, Phnom Penh on Monday. One military policeman who participated in the crackdown but asked to remain anonymous ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Kingdom, Vietnam to bolster cooperation in combating illicit trades
Cambodia and Vietnam are seeking better cooperation to combat the illicit timber and wildlife trades, following a meeting between the two countries’ forestry administrations last week. The Agriculture Ministry’s forestry administration deputy director Chan Ponika said a number of officials, including him, participated in the ...
Government urges end to wildlife trade
Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Friday that the Kingdom had fallen victim to wildlife trafficking and called on relevant parties in Cambodia and beyond to help stop the crime. Speaking at the 4th Illegal Wildlife Trade conference attended by leaders from more than 80 ...
Environment Minister pledges to eradicate illegal wildlife trade
The government has vowed to combat the illegal wildlife trade and cooperate with foreign countries to conserve the Kingdom’s natural resources. Environment Minister Say Samal made the commitment during a wildlife awareness event with British Ambassador Tina Redshaw at her residence in Phnom Penh on ...
Kampong Cham cracks down on illicit wildlife sales
Kampong Cham provincial authority halted the sale of wild animals on National Road 6 in Batheay district, which is notorious for the illegal trade. Provincial deputy governor Keo Nearith said on Wednesday, police seized three species of wild animals and arrested a trader. ...
More than 100 turtles freed into protected zone
Banteay Meanchey provincial authorities yesterday released more than 100 rescued turtles into a conservation area in Preah Netr Preah district. Sin Rasy, district military police commander, said that the turtles were seized from poachers earlier this month and were released into the O’ronteah Banh turtle ...
More than 60 kilos of wild meat seized
Forestry administration officials and military police officers in Mondulkiri province on Wednesday raided two houses and seized more than 60 kilograms of wild meat in Sen Monorom city’s Spean Meanchey commune. ...
Wildlife seized, suspects questioned
Military police in Banteay Meanchey province’s Preah Neth Preah district on Sunday confiscated endangered animals from two men suspected of poaching wildlife in Thailand. District military police Commander Sin Rasy said yesterday that authorities managed to stop an SUV transporting endangered wildlife. ...
Man busted with wildlife in Kampong Thom
District authorities in Kampong Thom province on Tuesday arrested a Kampong Cham man who was allegedly driving a van hauling illegal wildlife and timber, according to Mom Sophal, chief of the Forestry Administration office in Kampong Thmor. ...
Officials seize 400kg of wildlife in Kratie
Phnom Penh Forestry Administration (FA) on Tuesday morning stopped a passenger bus that was carrying snakes, water monitor lizards, turtles and tortoises, weighing a total of 400kg, said Kom Seyha, office chief at the Phnom Penh FA, who led the operation. ...
Police intercept vehicle with smuggled wildlife
Chab Sopharith, Banteay Meanchey provincial deputy police chief, said the operation was carried out on National Road 59, in the province’s Malai commune. A driver was arrested but later released when it was ascertained that he was not involved in the case. ...
Banteng poacher arrested, pangolins rescued in separate busts
In two operations last week, Wildlife Alliance officials rescued three pangolins in Kampong Speu province and on Thursday arrested a banteng poacher alongside Military Police in the Cardamom Mountains. Following a two-week investigation into suspected wildlife traders, a team from the environmental NGO raided two ...
Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon and Phak Seangly
Over 200 kilograms of wildlife seized in Mondulkiri
Authorities seized more than 200 kilograms of trafficked wildlife in two cases in Mondulkiri on Wednesday. Provincial Environment Department Director Keo Sopheak said four men on two motorbikes were arrested hauling 100 kilos of illegal wildlife meat out of Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary. ...