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WWF calls for more action to protect endangered animals

Kratie Province–World Wildlife Fund Cambodia yesterday urged Kratie provincial authorities to take firm action against fishing, forestry, and forest land encroachment crimes in order to protect and preserve rare species of wild animals that are currently under threat. Horm Chandet, a landscape manager for WWF’s ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679406/wwf-calls-for-more-action-to-protect-endangered-animals

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

Shortage of rangers leads to abundance of poachers

Rangers in Cambodia’s Southern Cardamom National Park, local police officers, and residents, have found a hunting dog and two sacks filled with wild animals – mostly dead – after a search in Terk Laork village in Thmor Bang district’s Chi Phat commune. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/shortage-rangers-leads-abundance-poachers

Cops net 200kg of exotic meat in Stung Treng raid

The vendors escaped, a forestry official said on Sunday.A Forestry Administration official who took part in the raid and asked to remain anonymous said the 200kg haul included 81kg of various meat, 5kg of dried boar, 52.5kg of fresh boar and 23.5kg of sambar deer. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cops-net-200kg-exotic-meat-stung-treng-raid

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/

Loaded with lizards

Military Police officials apprehended two suspects in Takeo province’s Angkor Borei district on Monday for attempting to transport around 1 tonne of wildlife, including turtles, birds and rare snakes, to Vietnam. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/loaded-lizards

Authorities seize hundreds of animals

A raid on Monday of a woman’s house in Prey Veng province turned up hundreds of animals, dead and alive, set to be sold in the illegal wildlife trade. ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5079229/authorities-seize-hundreds-animals/

Locals raising funds for wildlife watering holes

A Kampong Speu community is looking to raise money to build three watering holes for wildlife, especially the endangered banteng, for the upcoming hot season after a nearby sugarcane plantation allegedly filled in existing streams. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/locals-raising-funds-wildlife-watering-holes

Firms’ Timber Trade Decried

Two firms holding concessions in rapidly disappearing northern forests are amassing stockpiles of tens of thousands of luxury logs cut both within and outside their leases and trucking them on to Vietnam, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights has alleged. CCHR investigators that tracked logging operations ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052865880/National/firms-timber-trade-decried.html

Bokor development harms biodiversity

Two studies have found that development on Bokor Mountain in Kampot province is threatening some of the area’s plant and animal species. The Sokimex Group has been granted development rights for the entire mountain and in May, the first of three hotels to be built ...

http://etmcambodia.com

Luxury Hotel Resort Threatens Bokor Mountain's Biodiversity

An ongoing project to build hotels, luxury villas and a casino on Kampot province’s Bokor Mountain is a threat to the area’s unique animal and plant species, according to two new studies. Local conglomerate Sokimex Group has been granted property development rights on the entire mountain, ...

Thais arrest 38 Cambodians on charges of illegal logging

A combined task force of Thai soldiers and national park officials yesterday arrested 38 Cambodian villagers who encroached on the Panom Dong Rak Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand’s Si Sa Ket province, which borders Oddar Meanchey province. Thai National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department chief Damrong ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012031354997/National-news/thais-arrest-38-cambodians-on-charges-of-illegal-logging.html

Forest on the auction block

Almost 30,000 hectares of a wildlife sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey, Siem Reap and Preah Vihear provinces have been reclassified as state private land for agricultural development, drawing sharp criticism from rights groups. Four sub-decrees signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on July 22 reclassify land ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080950943/National-news/forest-on-the-auction-block.html

Mass Evictions Loom for Wildlife Sanctuary

Ms Sam On, 37, has already lost her house. It was one of three homes razed in April by Kratie provincial military police, environment officials and workers of the Sovannvuthy rubber company, after a tense stand-off with about 100 villagers that villagers said ended with ...

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