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Endangered gibbons released into the wild

As part of an ambitious rewilding project in the forest surrounding the iconic Angkor Wat, a pair of endangered pileated gibbons were released yesterday by the  Apsara Authority, the Forestry Administration and conservation NGO Wildlife Alliance. This is the third pair of pileated gibbons that ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740974/endangered-gibbons-released-into-the-wild/

Rare gaur found dead in national park

Rangers from O’Som headquarters in the South Cardamom Mountains National Park and Wildlife Alliance officials found meat which came from a rare gaur in the Phnom Kravanh section of the park in Pursat province, said a ranger on Wednesday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rare-gaur-found-dead-national-park

Ministry refutes NGO’s claim about cleared protected forest

The Environment Ministry yesterday refuted a claim by Wildlife Alliance that more than 200 hectares of mangrove forest had been cleared inside protected areas in Koh Kong province’s Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720988/ministry-refutes-ngos-claim-about-cleared-protected-forest/

Wildlife Alliance patrol uncovers dead muntjac, illegal equipment

NGO Wildlife Alliance said the carcass of a red muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak) was found by Thmor Roung station rangers in Koh Kong province during a recent three-day patrol. During the patrol, the rangers released six wild chickens into the jungle and seized a mini-tractor carrying illegal ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-alliance-patrol-uncovers-dead-muntjac-illegal-equipment

Wildlife Alliance and rangers seize wild meat, snares

Thanks to support from Wildlife Alliance, forest rangers who have been patrolling Pursat province’s Rovieng area have seized wildlife meat and illegal hunting, trapping and snaring equipment. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-alliance-and-rangers-seize-wild-meat-snares

Virus prompts warning of meat consumption

Two wildlife NGOs yesterday issued separate statements calling on citizens to cease the trade and consumption of illegal wildlife amid fears stemming from novel coronavirus. The Wildlife Alliance in its statement said the virus, which infected more than 7,700 people in 18 countries, has been ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685778/virus-prompts-warning-of-meat-consumption

More than 500 animals saved in Kampong Thom

NGO Wildlife Alliance, in cooperation with Forestry Administration officials and local authorities, on Friday rescued 526 wild animals from a store in Kampong Thom province. The shop, located in Stung Sen town’s Srayov commune, intended to sell the animals against Cambodian law. The rescued animals ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-500-animals-saved-kampong-thom

Rangers remove 266 snares from Koh Kong protected area

Rangers removed 266 snares from the Chhay Areng protected area in Koh Kong province’s Thma Bang district last week, saving wild boars that are most vulnerable to them and many other animals, said Wildlife Alliance Cambodia. Posting on its Facebook page on Tuesday, it said: ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rangers-remove-266-snares-koh-kong-protected-area

Large-scale logging halted in Kampong Speu, Pursat provinces

Police from Kampong Speu and Pursat provinces and officials from environmental non-profit Wildlife Alliance cracked down on illegal logging and wildlife poaching activities in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary and the National Park in the Cardamom Mountains. A report from Wildlife Alliance posted on social ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/large-scale-logging-halted-kampong-speu-pursat-provinces

Illegal bird netting in Koh Kong destroyed

Some 3,200m of netting used to illegally poach birds was destroyed by Stung Prot and Wildlife Alliance forest rangers on Tuesday after they were discovered laying in mangrove growth south of the Cardamom Mountains. Southern Cardamom Forest Protection Programme field coordinator Dragos Ionescu said on ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-bird-netting-koh-kong-destroyed

Raid uncovers Ratanakkiri bushmeat

A raid of Banlung Market in Banlung town, in Ratanakkiri province, uncovered 72kg of illegal bushmeat belonging to wild pigs, red muntjacs and monitor lizards, the local forestry administration and Military Police said. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/raid-uncovers-ratanakkiri-bushmeat

Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre’s beloved tiger dies at 21

The skin and bones of Jasper, a male Indochinese tiger that died at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre (PTWRC) on August 8, will be preserved and displayed as a museum collection, PTWRC director Nhek Ratanapich told The Post on Thursday. The Wildlife Alliance, a ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/phnom-tamao-wildlife-rescue-centres-beloved-tiger-dies-21

Four in Koh Kong, Kampong Thom held for clearing protected forest

In separate community protected areas in Koh Kong and Kampong Thom provinces last week, four people were detained for illegally clearing forests to occupy them. A warrant issued by Kampong Thom provincial court Investigating Judge Seng Bunna and obtained by The Post on Monday ordered ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/four-koh-kong-kampong-thom-held-clearing-protected-forest

Wildlife Alliance celebrates annual World Ranger Day

Wildlife Alliance on Wednesday commemorated “World Ranger Day” with a call to support the Kingdom’s forest rangers. World Ranger Day is celebrated globally every July 31 to mark the accomplishments and work done by rangers in the name of conservation and to honour those killed ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-alliance-celebrates-annual-world-ranger-day

Kingdom to import and release six tigers

Six tigers will be brought into Cambodia from India and released into the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province in 2022, while wildlife protection organisations have urged all stakeholders to raise awareness of the importance of tiger conservation. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-import-and-release-six-tigers

NGO seizes 2,300 chainsaws

International wildlife and forest conservation organisation, Wildlife Alliance, said on Monday that 2,300 chainsaws were seized from illegal loggers in the Southern Cardamom Mountains in the last two years. The seizing of the chainsaws is a joint programme initiated by the Ministry of Environment and ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-seizes-2300-chainsaws

Groups call for end to snares

Wildlife and biodiversity conservation groups have called for an end to the use of snares to kill wild animals. They say it is the most destructive and inhumane method to hunt and denounced all killing of rare and endangered species – such as tigers, leopards, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/groups-call-end-snares

NGO to pay farmer $3,000 for cutting down trees

A farming family has agreed to receive $3,000 in compensation from the Wildlife Alliance after it cleared the family’s fruit trees in Koh Kong province’s Koh Kong district. Yorng Tay, the wife of farmer Seng Thet, said by phone yesterday that Wildlife Alliance agreed to ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50549485/ngo-to-pay-farmer-3000-for-cutting-down-trees-2/

Wildlife Alliance says zoo's training is cruel

A wildlife conservation organisation has called animal training methods at Phnom Penh’s largest zoo cruel. Wildlife Alliance’s Wildlife Programmes Director Nick Marx told The Post on Sunday that the Kingdom’s rare wild animals, such as tigers, elephants, bantengs, gaurs, Eld’s deer, monkeys and other birds ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-alliance-says-zoos-training-cruel

Endangered gaur gives birth

The Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre has announced the arrival on Monday of a male gaur calf to a female that was brought from the Kingdom’s northeastern region seven years ago as part of a pioneering breeding programme. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/endangered-gaur-gives-birth

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