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Ministry drafts directive to save Royal Turtles

The Agriculture Ministry’s Fisheries Administration is drafting a directive to turn more sections of the Sre Ambel river system into conservation zones for Royal Turtles following successes reported by the Wildlife Conservation Society and administration monitoring teams in existing zones. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50540828/ministry-drafts-directive-to-save-royal-turtles/

Families sign up for plan to save birds

A conservation scheme begun eight years ago in Preah Vihear province, in which farmers are recruited to grow organic rice for the international market in exchange for protecting local ecology, has successfully signed up 43 new families in Stung Treng province over the last year, ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-sign-plan-save-birds-0

Stork nest discoveries celebrated

Government officials and environmental groups yesterday celebrated the discovery of 121 lesser adjutant stork nests in Preah Vihear province, chalking the success up to a joint programme to hire locals to guard the nests. Environment Ministry rangers and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) workers started counting ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/stork-nest-discoveries-celebrated

Hatchlings bring hope for endangered ducks

Nine eggs of the globally endangered white-winged duck have successfully hatched after a nest was found last month in Preah Vihear province’s Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5080411/hatchlings-bring-hope-endangered-ducks/

Alleged poachers charged with killing endangered monkeys

Two farmers caught with dead monkeys in Mondolkiri province’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary have been charged with poaching endangered wildlife.   ...

Buth Kimsay
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/alleged-poachers-charged-with-killing-endangered-monkeys-131318/

A year on, logging force proving skeptics right

A year ago on Sunday, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the start of what sounded like a muscular new crackdown on the illegal timber trade running rampant across eastern Cambodia.   ...

Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/a-year-on-logging-force-proving-skeptics-right-123485/

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

Vultures ‘needed in north’

The role played by vultures in maintaining the environment by stripping the carcasses of dead animals was celebrated yesterday at an event in Preah Vihear province, where conservationists and officials pledged to do more to protect the species’ dwindling numbers. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vultures-needed-north

Ibis Rice exports on horizon

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) says its Ibis Rice project has recorded a production surplus for the first time in its five-year history, prompting a bid to export the boutique product overseas. Concentrated in Preah Vihear province, Ibis Rice farmers produced more than 435 tonnes of ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ibis-rice-exports-horizon

Crane makes itself at home

A growing number of red-headed Sarus cranes are reportedly flocking west from Vietnam to a protected sanctuary in Kampot province’s Kampong Trach district, and conservationists observing the trend aren’t sure why. The Tuoitrenews website reported on Saturday that unusually large numbers of the birds, which are classified as ...

Amelia Woodside
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/crane-makes-itself-home

Four charged over forest clearing

Four of six men arrested on Thursday for allegedly clearing more than three hectares of protected forest within Mondulkiri’s Seima Biodiversity Conservation Area were charged on Saturday, court officials and rights monitors said yesterday. Sou Sovichea, provincial deputy prosecutor, confirmed yesterday that the four suspects charged ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/four-charged-over-forest-clearing

Carbon credit for Seima Area

A carbon credit project is in the works for the Seima biodiversity areas in Kartie and Mondulkiri provinces. During a meeting between Chan Sarun, Minister of Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries and Colin Poole, Director of Asia Programs for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WLCS) on Sept ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/

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