Silvered langur endangered, but plentiful in Kingdom
Some 3,000 Indochinese silvered langurs – monkeys native to Southeast Asia and considered endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – are believed to be living in the eastern part of Cambodia. ...
Royal turtles get new home
More than 200 critically endangered royal turtles will be moved to a new center in Koh Kong’s Mondol Seima district today with 13 Siamese crocodiles also being relocated. Eng Mengey, communications officer for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), said royal turtles were now facing threats to ...
Two trapped gaurs die in sanctuary
Two rare gaurs, a mother and calf, have died after being found trapped in a snare in the Cardamom Mountains’ Samlot Protected Area, according to the sanctuary’s chief and an official from the Maddox Jolie-Pitt (MJP) Foundation, a wildlife NGO founded by Angelina Jolie. ...
Koh Kong sand-dredging opponents on trial over alleged threats
After more than 10 months in pretrial detention, a trio of activists from environmental group Mother Nature yesterday faced court for allegedly threatening to destroy dredging equipment during a protest against sand mining in Koh Kong province last year. ...
Phak Seangly and Shaun Turton
Shock and awe as yellow-bellied weasel found in Cambodia
British conservation group Fauna & Flora International says it has captured the first image of a yellow-bellied weasel in Cambodia under a joint initiative with Oxford University. In a statement released Wednesday, the group said researchers led by FFI field biologist Channa Phan were conducting a ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
Wild cattle thought extinct discovered in Cambodia’s Siem Reap Province
Camera traps have captured six individual banteng (Bos javanicus) in Siem Reap Province, north-western Cambodia, in an area where the endangered wild cattle species was thought to be extinct. The banteng discovery in Cambodia’s north-west is significant, as few populations remain in the region due ...
Red-headed cranes leave south VN province for Cambodia
A steep decline in the number of red-headed cranes, also known as Sarus cranes, has been recorded since early this year in southern Kien Giang province, the bird’s usual hot spot, compared to a sharp rise in a Cambodian sanctuary. Meanwhile, hundreds of them have ...
No heads-up for ‘smugglers’
Forestry Administration officers sent two suspected wildlife smugglers to court in Stung Treng province yesterday after they were arrested while allegedly smuggling disembodied heads and hooves of the increasingly rare Chinese serow – a type of wild goat – into Cambodia from Laos, officials said. Provincial ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Regional dams threat to fish: study
Thirteen percent of more than 2,500 freshwater species of fish, crabs and plants profiled across the region are under threat of extinction, a report released on Wednesday says. According to an International Union for Conservation of Nature study of freshwater biodiversity in the “Indo-Burma” region, which includes Cambodia, ...
Rare tiger prey at risk from land concessions
Surveys conducted by the World Wildlife Foundation have revealed that the world’s largest population of banteng, an endangered species of cattle that once thrived in the Kingdom, remains at risk due to economic land concessions and poaching inside protected areas The number of banteng in Cambodia ...