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Endangered gibbon born at Angkor Wat

A second pair of endangered pileated gibbons released into the forest near Angkor Wat last year have had a baby. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Donna M Airoldi
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/endangered-gibbon-born-angkor-wat

Customs bureau saves 700 Kgs of turtles, snakes near border

A major haul of wild turtles and snakes was found abandoned on Saturday morning on the banks of a small river near a checkpoint along the border with Vietnam in Kandal province, according to customs officials. ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/customs-bureau-saves-700-kgs-of-turtles-snakes-near-border-113519/

Endangered animals freed by police

Five endangered polecats were rescued yesterday morning after provincial military police in collaboration with Wildlife Alliance staff stopped a man on a motorbike who was attempting to sell them at the Veal Ring market in Preah Sihanouk’s Real Rinh commune, according to Prey Nob district ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24611/endangered-animals-freed-by-police/

NGOs, military police join forces in logging crackdown

Six prominent conservation groups yesterday vowed to help a military police task force fight illegal logging near the eastern border yesterday. However, scepticism persists that the highly publicised operation, which has resulted in few arrests, is merely for show. ...

Mech Dara and Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-military-police-join-forces-logging-crackdown

Wild things return to Angkor Wat

Decades after poachers stripped the forests surrounding Angkor Wat of large mammals, an innovative conservation group is bringing them back. Already, Wildlife Alliance has rewilded the forest with gibbons and langurs. And more are coming. ...

Jeremy Hance
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/radical-conservation/2015/nov/24/angkor-wat-wildlife-gibbons-rewilding

Experts strategize on wildlife reintroduction

The pangolin is slow and has no teeth—its main defense is curling up into a ball on the dense forest floor. It’s an easy target for poachers looking to cash in on the mammal’s much-prized meat or the supposed medicinal qualities of the tiny anteater’s ...

Meghan Tribe
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/experts%E2%80%88strategize-on-wildlife-reintroduction-98393/

Wildlife smuggler arrested

A Vietnamese national was charged yesterday with smuggling elephant tusks and parts into Cambodia in what wildlife advocates have dubbed a landmark case.Ream Chan Mony, a deputy prosecutor at Siem Reap Provincial Court, said 43-year-old Vu Le Thuy was charged with “smuggling illegal wildlife and ...

Sen David and Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-smuggler-arrested

More primates released at Angkor, deer to follow

The Angkor Wildlife Release Project successfully released a third group of primates into the Angkor Archaeological Park earlier this summer. An enclosure for two species of deer is now under construction. ...

Naomi-Collett Ritz
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/14636/more-primates-released-at-angkor--deer-to-follow/

Wildlife smugglers snared, parts confiscated

Forestry officials in the provinces of Kratie and Stung Treng confiscated more than 40 pieces of horns and bones, along with over 40 live animals, in raids against wildlife smugglers on Tuesday with the help of the NGO Wildlife Alliance. ...

Saing Soenthrith
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/wildlife-smugglers-snared-parts-confiscated-84962/

Bear-cub rescues lift tally to nine in 2014

Nine sun bear cubs have been rescued in the first 10 months of this year, according to the Phnom Penh office of NGO Wildlife Alliance. The cubs, some as young as two weeks, were saved by government rangers and the NGO’s Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT), ...

Phak Seangly
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/bear-cub-rescues-lift-tally-nine-2014

Truck full of rosewood seized

A provincial military police commander was named yesterday by a major conservationist group as the alleged owner of a huge haul of illegal rosewood confiscated in Kampong Speu province this week. At around 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Wildlife Alliance rangers intercepted a truck carrying 12.5 cubic ...

Phak Seangly and Alice Cuddy
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/truck-full-rosewood-seized

Official’s son questioned over hunting photos

The 23-year-old son of the director of rural development in Pailin province is under investigation by police after photos of the young man hunting protected wildlife went viral on social media, police said Monday. Soeu Longdy, deputy Tuol Lvea commune police chief, said his officers questioned ...

Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/officials-son-questioned-over-hunting-photos-64621/

Wildlife trade endangering Cambodia’s fauna

In many restaurants in Phnom Penh, wild meat is readily available. Walk into one of these, and you’ll be able to order deer, wild pig or even monitor lizards. Some places sell even rarer meat, from endangered animals like the pangolin. Wildlife conservation officials say the ...

Khoun Theara
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/wildlife-trade-endangering-cambodias-fauna/1943063.html

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

Smugglers’ boats sink in timber chase

Smugglers sank two boats filled with illegally logged rosewood into Koh Kong’s Sre Ambel River as they shook off pursuing rangers from Wildlife Alliance on March 22, the NGO has said. An anonymous informant tipped off rangers in Sre Ambel district to the boats, allegedly filled ...

Amelia Woodside and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/smugglers%E2%80%99-boats-sink-timber-chase

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

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