Cambodia creates safe zones for rare Mekong River dolphins

Cambodia on Monday created Irrawaddy dolphin conservation and protection zones covering a 120-km-long stretch of the Mekong River in northeastern Stung Treng and Kratie provinces, according to a sub-decree. ...

Cambodianess staff

More rangers deployed to protect Mekong River dolphins

The Kratie provincial authorities have deployed more than 44 rangers with 11 patrol stations along the Mekong River in order to protect the Dolphin Conservation Area. ...

Tith Kongnov

Female dolphin found dead in Kratie province

A member of a fishing community found the carcass of an older female dolphin in Sambok village in Kratie province’s Chitr Borei district on December 22, about 500m from the Kampi dolphin site. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Sambo hydro dam info urged

Youth groups and environmental activists have requested the government release the latest documents concerning the proposed Sambo hydroelectric dam in Kratie province, amid lingering concerns of the possible environmental damage the dam may cause. The dam, if constructed, will be the largest in the country and ...

Pech Sotheary

River Dolphin Conservation Gets Go-Ahead

A government committee yesterday approved a draft sub-decree aimed at protecting the endangered Mekong River dolphin and will send it to the Council of Ministers within a few weeks. Among the provisions contained in the sub-decree is the creation of a 180-km-long conservation area stretching ...

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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