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Law enforcement must safeguard fish species

The Fisheries Administration and WWF yesterday urged the government to implement strict law enforcement on the illegal fishery and trade of endangered fish in the Mekong River. The WWF report stated 35 species of fish, including the Giant Barb and Isok Barb are classified as ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740956/law-enforcement-must-safeguard-fish-species/

WWF: Ban wildlife trade to avert future pandemics

World Wide Fund for Nature is calling for urgent global action to address factors which it projected would be key drivers in triggering possible zoonotic disease outbreaks in the future. The action comes amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, which has battered countries worldwide. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50737775/wwf-ban-wildlife-trade-to-avert-future-pandemics

UNESCO list request could help dolphins

The ministries of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Environment, as well as the World Wide Fund for Nature Cambodia (WWF Cambodia), will request the Anlong Kampi Irrawaddy dolphin conservation area in Kratie province be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unesco-list-request-could-help-dolphins

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

Event to counter bushmeat consumption

As International Vulture Awareness Day approaches, conservationists have called for a boycott of bushmeat and a halt to using poison to hunt wildlife. Ny Naiky, BirdLife International Cambodia Programme coordinator who has been tasked with vulture conservation, said yesterday that red-head, white-romped and slender-billed vultures ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50527300/event-to-counter-bushmeat-consumption/

Trapping contributes to tiger decline

The World Wide Fund for Nature in Cambodia has urged the government to crack down on wildlife trapping, trafficking and illegal logging to conserve wildlife and natural resources. Tigers especially had been seriously threatened by hunting and trapping. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50514520/trapping-contributes-to-tiger-decline/

Load of wildlife busted in Mondulkiri

Rangers from the Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province intercepted two men and a minor allegedly smuggling more than 50 wild animals on Saturday evening, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Koh Nhek district police. ...

Cristina Maza and Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/load-wildlife-busted-mondulkiri

Dam threat to Mekong River’s last few dolphins

The fate of the last surviving Irrawaddy river dolphins on the Laos-Cambodian border hangs in the balance after a Laos government official was reported as saying this week that construction of the dam would begin by the end of the year.   ...

Claire Boobbyer
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/asia/11857911/Dam-threat-to-Mekong-Rivers-last-few-dolphins.html

Environmentalists issue warning on Mekong biodiversity

Scientists say the Southeast Asia’s rapid development is driving deforestation in the vital Mekong Subregion, and threatening scores of species in one of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems. Trafficking in plant and animal wildlife is accelerating the trend, and governments are being pressed to do ...

Ron Corben
http://www.voanews.com/content/enviornmentalists-issue-warning-on-mekong-biodiversity/2888102.html

River dolphin found dead by Laos border

A 200kg Irrawaddy dolphin was found dead at the border between Stung Treng province and Laos, bringing the dolphin death toll for 2015 to five, authorities said yesterday. Villagers in Koh La Ngor, in Preah Rom Kel commune, discovered the carcass on April 1, according to ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/river-dolphin-found-dead-laos-border

International green group calls attention to negative impacts of dam projects in Laos

The development of two dams on the Lower Mekong River in Laos may have potentially devastating impact on the food security and livelihoods of 60 million people in the area, an international environmental group said. ...

Roseanne Gerin
http://bit.ly/1xe1HO5

4 dolphins found dead this year, WWF says

As the Mekong Irrawaddy dolphin population steadily declines, conservation groups have voiced concern that the critically endangered species may be swimming toward extinction if drastic measures are not soon taken to protect them. The numbers tell a depressing tale: From 2011 to 2014, 23 dolphins were ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/4-dolphins-found-dead-year-wwf-says

Six pythons emerge as plot of land cleared in Phnom Penh

An excavator operator clearing a patch of land in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district had a surprise run-in on Friday with six pythons, which broke cover as his machine moved onto their wetland habitat, according to a local official. ...

Hay Pisey
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/six-pythons-emerge-as-plot-of-land-cleared-in-phnom-penh-78010/

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