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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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