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Fishing nets killed rare river dolphin

Kratie’s provincial Department of Tourism on Tuesday said an illegal fishing net caused the death of an endangered Irrawaddy dolphin in the province’s Sambok village. Rangers spotted the 110kg carcass of a female floating in the sea around 2.27m from Anlong Preah Sang. “We all ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishing-nets-killed-rare-river-dolphin

Kratie celebrates Dolphin Day

The Kratie provincial administration and technical departments, the WorldWide Fund for Nature (WWF) Cambodia and a private company will mark International Freshwater Dolphin Day for three days from Friday to Sunday in Kratie town. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kratie-celebrates-dolphin-day

Men nabbed for dolphin zone fishing

Two men have been placed in pre-trial detention for “fishing using electric shock devices” in a Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphin conservation zone in Kratie province. A 104kg, 1.98m male dolphin was found dead in the same preservation area on Sunday after its flipper became entangled ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/men-nabbed-dolphin-zone-fishing

Fifth Irrawaddy dolphin found dead within a year

A Mekong River conservation area head ranger told The Post on Tuesday that a fifth Irrawaddy dolphin has been found dead due to illegal fishing. The adult male, weighing some 104kg and 1.98m long, was discovered floating on its back by river wardens on Sunday ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fifth-irrawaddy-dolphin-found-dead-within-year

Dolphin calf found dead in Stung Treng

With no immediate cause ascertained for the death of an Irrawaddy dolphin calf in the Mekong River in Stung Treng province, conservationists on Sunday requested the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) to investigate further. The dolphin was found floating on the river on Saturday in ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dolphin-calf-found-dead-stung-treng

Baby dolphin found in Kratie

The newborn Irrawaddy dolphin which was discovered earlier this week in Kratie province is the first one recorded this year, a World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)-Cambodia report said. According to the report, a group of dolphin-watching tourist-boat operators on Monday spotted a dolphin calf, ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/baby-dolphin-found-kratie

Dead Irrawaddy dolphin found on beach

An Irrawaddy dolphin weighing more than 100 kilograms was found dead on Koh Rong Sanloem beach yesterday, with officials blaming plastic bag consumption for its death. Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith said on Facebook that the dolphin likely died many days ago and then was ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50523122/dead-irrawaddy-dolphin-found-on-beach/

Irrawaddy dolphin found dead

A critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphin was found dead, floating along a stretch of the Mekong River in Kratie’s Chet Boreid district on Wednesday. The cause of the mammal’s death was determined as bruising to its gills caused by an illegal fishing net. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/irrawaddy-dolphin-found-dead-0

Window closes for deal on mine project in Kratie

A deadline for an earn-in agreement involving Australian-listed Medusa Mining and Sea Resources to explore the Prek Kampi region of Kratie province passed on Thursday with no deal being reached, according to a UK-based news website. ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/window-closes-deal-mine-project-kratie

Dam blamed as dolphins vanish

The last remaining Irrawaddy dolphins have stopped coming to a stretch of the Mekong river in Preah Rumkel commune due to the Don Sahong hydropower dam in nearby Laos, locals have warned. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36700/dam-blamed-as-dolphins-vanish/

Mekong dam a threat to rare dolphins - and villagers too

The Don Sahong hydroelectric dam threatens the last 80 Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River – as well as the livelihoods of the people downstream in Cambodia, who depend heavily on the river’s resources. ...

Pratch Rujivanarom
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Mekong-dam-a-threat-to-rare-dolphins--and-villager-30286974.html

Mega dam threatens Mekong dolphins

Only 80 Mekong River dolphins remain. Conservation efforts are underway in Cambodia but these unique animals are facing a new threat from a mega dam in neighboring Lao. ...

DW Team
http://www.dw.com/en/mekong-irrawady-dolphins-global-ideas-biodiversity-cambodia-dam/a-19018078

Cambodia battles to save rare Mekong dolphins

KRATIE (Cambodia): The sight of two dolphins twisting playfully in the murky waters of the Mekong river elicits barely-stifled squeals of delight from a boatload of eco-tourists. But a short distance upstream, river guard Pech Sokhan sighs as he holds up  two large, tangled gill nets ...

http://www.nst.com.my/latest/cambodia-battles-to-save-rare-mekong-dolphins-1.193943

Dolphin drawcard

In an effort to boost tourist numbers, the Ministry of Tourism will host an eco-tourism seminar in the northeastern provinces to showcase its main attraction, the Irrawaddy dolphins of the Mekong River. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, said last week that officials attempted to hold the eco-tourism seminar ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092458861/Business/dolphin-drawcard.html

A refuge for river dolphins

The government yesterday moved to protect endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River, announcing plans for a 180-kilometre-long conservation area that would stretch from the Lao border through Stung Treng province to Kratie town. Touch Seang Tana, chairman of the Commission for Conservation and Development of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012030154794/National-news/a-refuge-for-river-dolphins.html

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