Gaur mother and calf spotted grazing with herd of cows
Two gaur – a mother and her calf – were spotted with a herd of domestic cattle grazing in the forest in Preah Vihear province, giving new hope to conservationists concerned about the protection of Cambodia’s biodiversity. ...
73 species under threat from poaching in sanctuary
Endangered animals are among the 73 species of wildlife considered under threat from poaching and encroachment onto forest land that have been identified in the Phnom Tnaot-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province. ...
Medical myths put pressure on pangolins
A senior Ministry of Environment official said pangolins were the most traded species of mammal in the world due to their use in traditional Chinese medicine while in Cambodia the species is widely threatened by illegal hunting and trapping carried out to supply that industry. ...
Hog badger still hanging on: senior environment official
The hog badger persists in the Kingdom although in unknown numbers, despite continuing illegal poaching for their lard – used in traditional medicines largely based in superstition – as well as their meat and bones, affirmed Ministry of Environment spokesperson Neth Pheaktra. ...
Pileated gibbon study underway
The Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia Programme (WCS) Biodiversity Team, in collaboration with the Preah Vihear provincial Department of Environment, have initiated a six-month research project that involves a survey of pileated gibbons in the northern province’s Phnom Tbeng Natural Heritage Park. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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
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, ...
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. ...
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 ...
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