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Floating guard post to protect Irawaddy dolphins in Mekong

The Kratie provincial authority in collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) is preparing to build a guard post in the Anlong Kampi area of the Mekong River in Chitr Borei district’s Sambok commune to watch for illegal fishing activities that may affect ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/floating-guard-post-protect-irawaddy-dolphins-mekong

Illegal fish nets kill adult male Irrawaddy dolphin in Kratie

Conservationists and communities in the Anlong Kampi Irrawaddy dolphin conservation area in Kratie province said that despite the ban on fishing and regular patrols, fishing offences in the area are still happening which they said is cause for alarm. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-fish-nets-kill-adult-male-irrawaddy-dolphin-kratie

Dolphins face fishing threat

Fishing offences in the Anlong Kampi Irrawaddy dolphin conservation area are still happening despite a ban, the Kampi fishing community said. Most fish poachers use electric shock devices with power connected to their nets to catch fish in deep water, a practice that affects rare ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dolphins-face-fishing-threat

UNESCO list request could help dolphins

The ministries of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Environment, as well as the World Wide Fund for Nature Cambodia (WWF Cambodia), will request the Anlong Kampi Irrawaddy dolphin conservation area in Kratie province be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unesco-list-request-could-help-dolphins

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dead-dolphins-prompt-calls-fishing-net-ban

Irrawaddy Dolphin carcass found in Kratie city

Fishermen in Kratie province on Friday found the carcass of a female Irrawaddy dolphin, weighing nearly 200 kilograms, in Kratie city. A WWF statement on Friday said that its research team, in collaboration with provincial fisheries administration officials, estimated that the marine mammal was between ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50603276/irrawaddy-dolphin-carcass-found-in-kratie-city/

Conservation group discovers rare Irrawaddy dolphin calf

A dolphin conservation group has revealed it recently found a newborn Irrawaddy dolphin swimming among adults in the Mekong River in Kratie province, the sixth calf to be discovered this year. Mok Ponlok, provincial deputy director of the Fisheries Administration and head of the Irrawaddy ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/conservation-group-discovers-rare-irrawaddy-dolphin-calf

Irrawaddy dolphin numbers rise

The World Wildlife Fund said that the Irrawaddy dolphin population increased by ten percent in 2017 when compared to data obtained in 2015, but the animal advocate remains concerned about threats that continue in the habitat of the dolphins. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50480023/irrawaddy-dolphin-numbers-rise-2/

Irrawaddy dolphin found dead in Stung Treng

An Irrawaddy dolphin was found dead on Saturday in Stung Treng province, near the border of Laos’ Don Sahong region, where Lao authorities are constructing a hydropower dam. Environmental activist Chum Huot said yesterday that villagers in the Preah Rumkel community found the dead dolphin and ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50113509/irrawaddy-dolphin-found-dead-in-stung-treng/

Dolphin found dead

The body of a 100-kilogram Irrawaddy dolphin from Cambodia was found dead in Vietnamese territory and repatriated to its home waters yesterday, officials said. Im Phat, deputy chief of the Fishery Administration in Takeo province’s Angkor Borei district, said two endangered freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins – fewer ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dolphin-found-dead-0

Irrawaddy dolphin found dead

Villagers along the Mekong river found a dead freshwater Irrawaddy dolphin floating with the current yesterday near Prek Chik village in Kratie province’s Prek Presap district. Fishery officials said the male dolphin weighs about 100kg. Sean Kin, a fishery official in Kratie province, said his team took ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/irrawaddy-dolphin-found-dead

Communities want to ban gillnet use to protect dolphins

Fishermen representing five Cambodian communities will publicly express their support for a ban on gillnet use in a ceremony highlighting the importance of the Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphin. The event organised by the Commission for Dolphin Conservation and Development of the Mekong River Dolphin Eco-tourism Zone, ...

http://www.fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?l=e&country=0&special=&monthyear=&day=&id=56438&ndb=1&df=0

Cambodia creates safe zones for Mekong dolphins

The Cambodian government on Friday said it will limit fishing in a zone in the Mekong River to protect critically endangered freshwater dolphins The Irrawaddy dolphin conservation area will cover a 180-kilometre-long (110 miles) stretch of river from eastern Kratie province to the border with Laos, ...

http://news.xin.msn.com/en/regional/cambodia-creates-safe-zones-for-mekong-dolphins-2

Measures outlined to save the endangered Mekong dolphin

Officials and environmentalists yesterday agreed to draw up new measures to save the endangered Mekong dolphin and find more information on why the species is disappearing. At the end of a three-day workshop in Kratie province, officials and representatives from the World Wildlife Fund signed a ...

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