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Huge haul of smuggled ducks freed in Kampong Thom, three men questioned

Kampong Thom provincial police on Sunday questioned three men suspected of attempting to smuggle more than 1,000 lesser whistling ducks into Phnom Penh from the Cambodia-Thai border area, said provincial Forestry Administration head Bun Sothy. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/huge-haul-smuggled-ducks-freed-kampong-thom-three-men-questioned

Ministry: Protect marine life

The Ministry of Environment on Tuesday urged relevant public and private sector stakeholders to jointly preserve the Kingdom’s marine biodiversity for the sake of sustainable development. The appeal came as the ministry announced the establishment of the Koh Rong Marine National Park in Preah Sihanouk ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-protect-marine-life

Endangered gaur gives birth

The Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre has announced the arrival on Monday of a male gaur calf to a female that was brought from the Kingdom’s northeastern region seven years ago as part of a pioneering breeding programme. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/endangered-gaur-gives-birth

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

Kampong Speu authorities confiscate nearly 20 kilograms of wildlife

Kampong Speu Military Police, along with Wild-life Alliance experts, on Wednesday cracked down on a home in Chech village where they confiscated nearly 20 kilograms of live wild animals, officials said on Thursday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-authorities-confiscate-nearly-20-kilograms-wildlife

Students learn wildlife conservation benefits

Students in Kampong Thom and Siem Reap provinces last week learned that protecting wildlife can be beneficial to both local communities and the environment at a workshop hosted by the Wildlife Conservation Society. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50114897/students-learn-wildlife-conservation-benefits/

Elephant herds spotted in Wildlife Sanctuary

Researchers have released new photos offering a rare glimpse of endangered elephant herds seen traveling with calves through the Tonle Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province earlier this month. The photos are part of a conservation supervisory project undertaken by Winrock International and the World Wildlife ...

Safiya Charles
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26631/elephant-herds-spotted--in-wildlife-sanctuary

Hornbill rescued in Seima protected forest

A patrol in Seima Protected Forest in Mondulkiri last weekend found a young great hornbill near an illegal logging site. Hornbill sightings have become rarer as the bird’s population drops. ...

Jonathan Cox
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23925/hornbill-rescued-in-seima-protected-forest/

World tiger numbers rise for first time in 100 years

The number of tigers in the wild has risen for the first time in 100 years, marking a major turning point in the big cat’s plight against poaching and habitat loss. Figures collated from national surveys conducted in tiger range states and from the International Union ...

Ians
http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/world-tiger-numbers-rise-for-first-time-in-100-years-116041100621_1.html

Tiny frog in Virachey added to red list

A tiny species of frog that may be found only in Virachey National Park in Cambodia’s remote northeast was yesterday officially classified as endangered by a major international conservation group. ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tiny-frog-virachey-added-red-list

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