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Snaring may spawn diseases

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has warned that snaring of animals has become a crisis that poses a serious risk to wildlife in Southeast Asia and could spawn the transmission of zoonotic diseases to humans. Its July 9 report entitled Silence of the Snares: Southeast Asia’s ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/snaring-may-spawn-diseases

Cambodia boasts biodiversity richness

The Ministry of Environment has announced Cambodia’s richness of biodiversity resources in its recent update. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730192/cambodia-boasts-biodiversity-richness/

Call for citizens to be proactive in conservation of biodiversity

The Ministry of Environment yesterday called on all citizens to be proactive in protecting and preserving biodiversity, natural resources and maintaining the environment for the benefit of all generations, as biodiversity and some resources are under threat. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50729130/call-for-citizens-to-be-proactive-in-conservation-of-biodiversity/

Rangers seize guns, snares and chainsaws in north Cardamoms

NGO Wildlife Alliance’s rangers seized an AK-47 assault rifle, four chainsaws, metal snares and other miscellaneous items from a suspect at Roveang Station in the northern Cardamom Mountains last week. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rangers-seize-guns-snares-and-chainsaws-north-cardamoms

MRC story on livelihoods of fishing communities along the Mekong

The Mekong River Committee (MRC) today released a report on safeguarding livelihoods for fishing communities in Mekong countries, including Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698419/mrc-story-on-livelihoods-of-fishing-communities-along-the-mekong

Man charged with illegal hunting in Mondulkiri sanctuary

The Mondulkiri Provincial Court has charged a Vietnamese man for shooting wildlife in the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Koh Nhek district after rangers arrested him while he and his accomplices hunted and snared a peacock. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/man-charged-illegal-hunting-mondulkiri-sanctuary

Hundreds of snares found in Prambei Mom community forest

The Prambei Mom Forest Community in Kampong Speu province’s Thpong district has raised concern over a spike in illegal hunting within the forest. Community forest chief Soeun Lay said on Thursday that he and his community members patrolled the forest from January 25-27 to combat ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hundreds-snares-found-prambei-mom-community-forest

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

Man held for allegedly setting traps which killed wildlife

Mondulkiri Provincial Court on Tuesday charged a man who allegedly set traps resulting in the deaths of several species of wild animals in Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary. Deputy prosecutor Mam Vanda yesterday identified the accused as Hok Vann, 19, from Koh Nhek district’s Nang Khy lik ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685200/man-held-for-allegedly-setting-traps-which-killed-wildlife

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

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