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Royal turtles handed over for conservation

The Environment Ministry yesterday received two Royal turtles, weighing about 20 kilogrammes each, which were donated by a woman who bought them from fishermen in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50737776/royal-turtles-handed-over-for-conservation/

Population of vultures on the decline, census shows

The Ministry of Environment joined the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) on Wednesday to conduct an annual census of vultures in five areas in Stung Treng, Mondulkiri, Ratanakkiri and Preah Vihear provinces. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/population-vultures-decline-census-shows

Concerns over poisoning of giant ibises in Preah Vihear

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has expressed concern for the impact on birds, domestic animals and even humans after three giant ibises died of poisoning in Chhaeb district in Preah Vihear province. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/concerns-over-poisoning-giant-ibises-preah-vihear

Three of Cambodia’s national bird, the Giant Ibis, killed in protected area

In a single deliberate poisoning event, three Giant Ibis, equivalent to 1-2 percent of the global population, have been killed – part of a disturbing global trend where conservationists are noticing increases in hunting of protected species since the spread of coronavirus began to disrupt ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50714406/three-of-cambodias-national-bird-the-giant-ibis-killed-in-protected-area/

Royal turtle eggs found in Koh Kong

Three royal turtle nests containing 51 eggs have been found in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district. The discovery was made by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), fisheries administration officials, and conservationists from the local community. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/royal-turtle-eggs-found-koh-kong

Wildlife groups commend China’s live market closures

The World Wide Fund (WWF) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have expressed support for the Chinese government which has imposed a ban on wildlife trade as it is suspected of being behind the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus infection. The WCS also called on ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-groups-commend-chinas-live-market-closures

More than 400 endangered turtle eggs found in Kratie

Conservationists have found more than 400 eggs of the Asian Giant Softshell Turtle along the Mekong River in Kratie province since the beginning of November. A Wildlife Conservation Society statement yesterday said that the conservationists from Community Fisheries, Fisheries Administration and WCS found 13 nests ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680487/more-than-400-endangered-turtle-eggs-found-in-kratie

Wildlife Conservation Society calls for publicity over animal trafficking

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) on Tuesday requested increased publicity of illegal wildlife trafficking, although it said the number of offences had declined since the laws were strengthened and more rigorously enforced. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-conservation-society-calls-publicity-over-animal-trafficking

Drought a ‘grave concern’

Local communities in rural areas across the Kingdom have expressed grave concerns over the severe lack of water for their daily consumption amid a prolonged drought that has caused streams, creeks, lakes and ponds to gradually dry up. Due to high demand for water to ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/drought-grave-concern

Elephant found dead in Mondulkiri protected area

An elephant was found dead at a cashew nut plantation in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province’s Keo Seima district on Sunday. Experts initially thought the elephant may have been poisoned by a chemicals used by locals, but later confirmed it had been shot. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/elephant-found-dead-mondulkiri-protected-area

Calls for sustainable rice in the face of global warming

The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) has called for private-public partnerships to secure a sustainable global rice supply while the sector is being increasingly impacted by climate change. At the 8th Annual Plenary and General Assembly of the SRP held in Siem Reap this week, 150 ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-federation-argue-against-european-tariffs-cambodian-exports

Rare turtle hatchlings come home to Kratie

More than 560 endangered Asian giant softshell turtle hatchlings were released on Thursday into their natural habitat along the Mekong River in Kratie province, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rare-turtle-hatchlings-come-home-kratie

WCS finds endangered stork nests in Keo Seima

The Wildlife Conservation Society has found seven nests of the globally-threatened Lesser Adjutant Stork in Mondulkiri province’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary. Sot Vandoeun, WCS’ wildlife monitoring team leader, said on Tuesday that it is the first time that WCS has found the bird’s nest in ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50534472/wcs-finds-endangered-stork-nests-in-keo-seima/

Gibbons facing threat

While hunting in the Kingdom’s wildlife sanctuaries has abated, the use of traps have become widespread. That, coupled with deforestation, has caused grave concerns among conservationists who fear the extinction of the endangered yellow-cheeked crested gibbons. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gibbons-facing-threat

NGOs decry vulture decline

Vultures in the Kingdom are facing an increasingly high risk of extinction as the birds have shown a 50 per cent decline in numbers since the late 2000s, a joint announcement from environmental organisations said on Saturday, quoting a report. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-decry-vulture-decline

Drive to replenish trees in Mondulkiri

Junior Chamber International Cambodia, in collaboration with WCS Cambodia, will hold a two-day tree planting event in Mondulkiri province starting on August 17 as part of a campaign to grow about 50,000 trees from this year to 2020. ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50519337/drive-to-replenish-trees-in-mondulkiri/

Animals dying from poisoned pond raises health concerns

A Wildlife Conservation Society official yesterday expressed concern about the potential impact on birds, livestock and humans after a poisoned pond was found in a conservation area in Preah Vihear province’s Chheb district. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50114898/animals-dying-from-poisoned-pond-raises-health-concerns/

Students learn wildlife conservation benefits

Students in Kampong Thom and Siem Reap provinces last week learned that protecting wildlife can be beneficial to both local communities and the environment at a workshop hosted by the Wildlife Conservation Society. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50114897/students-learn-wildlife-conservation-benefits/

Mondulkiri villages to get REDD+ funds

Twenty villages in Mondulkiri province are set to receive at least $10,000 each as a result of the $2.6 million carbon credit purchase by the Walt Disney Company in 2016, under a scheme meant to protect the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, officials said yesterday.​This would ...

Yesenia Amaro and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-villages-get-redd-funds

White-shouldered ibis nests discovered in Preah Vihear

Six nests of the critically endangered white-shouldered ibis have been found in the northern plains of Preah Vihear province. According to a statement from the Wildlife Conservation Society yesterday, the nests were found in Tmatbouy village in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50112246/white-shouldered-ibis-nests-discovered-in-preah-vihear/

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