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BirdLife spots eight Asian woolly-necked stork nests

The BirdLife International Cambodia Programme on November 12 said it has found eight nests of the Asian woolly-necked stork in Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary this breeding season, which it noted indicates an on-year increase in population. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/birdlife-spots-eight-asian-woolly-necked-stork-nests

Herd of adult gaurs, offsprings caught on cameras in Cambodia's sactuaries

Ministry of Environment researchers spotted a large number of adult gaurs and their offsprings through motion-sensor cameras installed in various wildlife sanctuaries in Cambodia, bringing fresh hopes for environmentalists and biologists. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/herd-adult-gaurs-offsprings-caught-cameras-cambodias-sactuaries

30% of spot-billed pelicans in Cambodia

Cambodia has about 3,000 spot-billed pelicans, which account for around 30 per cent of the global population, Ministry of Environment spokesperson Neth Pheaktra said on October 29. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/30-spot-billed-pelicans-cambodia

Endangered monkey numbers improve

The Ministry of Environment issued a report highlighting three kinds of endangered monkeys which are present in large numbers in Cambodia, including the pig-tailed macaque, pileated gibbon and stump-tailed macaque. ...

Ry Sochan and Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/endangered-monkey-numbers-improve

Roe deer saved, freed in Oddar Meanchey

A female roe deer was saved and released into the wild after being trapped by a snare in the Sorng Rukhavorn community forest in Oddar Meanchey province on October 7, according to Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/roe-deer-saved-freed-oddar-meanchey

Six more lesser adjutants freed after rehabilitation

The Angkor Centre for Biodiversity Conservation (ACCB), based in Siem Reap province, plans to set six lesser adjutants free after rescuing and rehabilitating them and following the release of seven other birds earlier this year. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/six-more-lesser-adjutants-freed-after-rehabilitation

Never lose focus: Four wading bird species caught on camera

Four wading bird species of concern were detected by a grid of motion-sensitive camera traps deployed from June 14-30 in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province, the Ministry of Environment reported on August 26. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/never-lose-focus-four-wading-bird-species-caught-camera

Elephants under threat but remain present in Kingdom

Asian elephants maintain a significant presence in the Kingdom, despite indications of very high extinction risk, according to Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra on July 2. ...

Post Staff
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/elephants-under-threat-remain-present-kingdom

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
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=ODkwYzM0ZDU2ZjA

Are banteng making a comeback in Cambodia? Researchers find new population

Researchers have discovered a new population of banteng (Bos javanicus), a species of wild cattle, in northwestern Cambodia. The discovery was announced June 4, 2014 by Fauna and Flora International (FFI), and efforts are underway to implement conservation initiatives to protect the area and its newfound banteng, ...

Janaki Lenin
http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0623-gfrn-lenin-banteng.html

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 ...

Python peddler arrested

Police in Kandal province’s Koh Thom district seized a shipment of live pythons en route to market in Vietnam on Friday, arresting the accused smuggler and turning the snakes over to conservation group Wildlife Alliance, police said yesterday. ...

Kim Sarom
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/python-peddler-arrested

Python skin origins unclear

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on Monday warned that allegedly farmed python skins originating from Cambodia could in fact have been harvested in the wild, and called for surveys to determine the scale and impact of possible python hunting in the ...

Stuart White
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/python-skin-origins-unclear

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 ...

Tuoitrenews Staff
http://tuoitrenews.vn/society/18680/redheaded-cranes-leave-south-vn-province-for-cambodia

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/no-heads-%E2%80%98smugglers%E2%80%99

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