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Kingdom welcomes 13 newborn Irrawaddy dolphins in 2019

The Kingdom has welcomed 13 newborn Irrawaddy dolphins in Kratie and Stung Treng provinces so far this year, according to the World Wildlife Fund. WWF yesterday said in a report its research team spotted the latest calf during an expedition to the Kampi dolphin pool ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50669819/kingdom-welcomes-13-newborn-irrawaddy-dolphins-in-2019/

Fishing nets killed rare river dolphin

Kratie’s provincial Department of Tourism on Tuesday said an illegal fishing net caused the death of an endangered Irrawaddy dolphin in the province’s Sambok village. Rangers spotted the 110kg carcass of a female floating in the sea around 2.27m from Anlong Preah Sang. “We all ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishing-nets-killed-rare-river-dolphin

Irrawaddy Dolphin carcass found in Kratie city

Fishermen in Kratie province on Friday found the carcass of a female Irrawaddy dolphin, weighing nearly 200 kilograms, in Kratie city. A WWF statement on Friday said that its research team, in collaboration with provincial fisheries administration officials, estimated that the marine mammal was between ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50603276/irrawaddy-dolphin-carcass-found-in-kratie-city/

Irrawaddy dolphin numbers rise

The World Wildlife Fund said that the Irrawaddy dolphin population increased by ten percent in 2017 when compared to data obtained in 2015, but the animal advocate remains concerned about threats that continue in the habitat of the dolphins. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50480023/irrawaddy-dolphin-numbers-rise-2/

Project launched to conserve natural resources in Mondulkiri

The European Union and WWF yesterday launched a $3.4 million project to conserve natural resources in Mondulkiri province. According to a press release issued yesterday, the EU and WWF have officially launched a project worth $3.4 million to support sustainable management of rich forest resources in ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50269437/project-launched-to-conserve-natural-resources-in-mondulkiri/

Mining exploration set for region home to endangered river dolphins

Australian mining firm Medusa Mining has announced plans to begin exploration for gold, copper and oil in Kratie province’s Prek Kampi commune, about 35 kilometres west of a stretch of the Mekong River that is home to endangered river dolphins. ...

Robin Spiess and Brendan O’Byrne
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mining-exploration-set-region-home-endangered-river-dolphins

Impunity threatens Mondulkiri preserves

Speaking at a workshop hosted by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) on the past four years of conservation in the so-called Eastern Plains Landscape – a project with $1.42 million in funding from the EU and an additional $420,000 from USAID and the ...

Phak Seangly and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/impunity-threatens-mondulkiri-preserves

Irrawaddy dolphin numbers rise

Nine critically endangered Mekong Irrawaddy dolphins, were born this year, but two of them died, the World Wildlife Fund has said. In a statement issued on Friday, the WWF said the population continues to be threatened by illegal fishing and hydropower dams. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5090357/irrawaddy-dolphin-numbers-rise/

Hello, deer

Four endangered hog deer, once thought to be extinct in Cambodia, were caught on camera in Kratie province for the first time in a decade, according to the World Wildlife Fund. ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hello-deer

More tigers means a lot more tourists, say NGOs

A project to increase the number of wild tigers in the northeastern part of Cambodia was put forward to the Cambodian government by a group of NGOs yesterday. ...

Khmer Times
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5079471/tigers-means-lot-tourists-say-ngos/

Mondulkiri to try new land scheme

The World Wildlife Fund, in cooperation with Mondulkiri government officials, announced a new land-management initiative yesterday aimed at balancing environmental protection with economic development. ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-try-new-land-scheme

Cambodia rangers get S. African help

Sixty Cambodian wildlife park rangers will be trained by South African experts next year, funded by video streaming content revenue generated by a partnership between  the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International  and the Canadian-based  international English-language TV channel, Love Nature. WWF International will leverage scenes from ...

Peter Olszewski
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29629/cambodia-rangers-get--s--african-help/

Mother and baby Irrawaddy dolphins found dead in Kratie

A female Irrawaddy dolphin and its baby were found dead yesterday morning in Kratie province’s Chet Borei district, though the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said the cause of death is still unknown.   ...

Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mother-and-baby-irrawaddy-dolphins-found-dead-kratie

Wildlife book looks to put dent in poaching

World Wildlife Fund for Cambodia and the Ministry of Environment launched a glossy, 76-page picture booklet about the Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province yesterday, with the goal of educating the public about the benefits of protecting wildlife and countering poaching.   ...

Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-book-looks-put-dent-poaching

Elephant herds spotted in Wildlife Sanctuary

Researchers have released new photos offering a rare glimpse of endangered elephant herds seen traveling with calves through the Tonle Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province earlier this month. The photos are part of a conservation supervisory project undertaken by Winrock International and the World Wildlife ...

Safiya Charles
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26631/elephant-herds-spotted--in-wildlife-sanctuary

Slight increase in dolphin numbers

Cambodia’s freshwater Mekong dolphin population has increased by four, adding a quartet of calves in the first five months of 2016 while also seeing a drop in the mortality rate compared with last year. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26288/slight-increase-in-dolphin-numbers/

Tigers and tubers—secrets of Bunong healers

When French pharmacologist Francois Chassagne set out to catalogue traditional medicine used by Cambodia’s Bunong ethnic minority group in 2013, he came across a surprising remedy for burns: tiger breastmilk. ...

Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/tigers-and-tubers-secrets-of-bunong-healers-114163/

Species in ‘dramatic decline’ in east: WWF

Multiple animal species are in “dramatic decline” on Cambodia’s Eastern Plains as a result of habitat loss, road incursion, insufficient law enforcement and poaching, the World Wildlife Fund said in a statement yesterday. ...

Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/species-dramatic-decline-east-wwf

Mekong dam a threat to rare dolphins - and villagers too

The Don Sahong hydroelectric dam threatens the last 80 Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River – as well as the livelihoods of the people downstream in Cambodia, who depend heavily on the river’s resources. ...

Pratch Rujivanarom
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Mekong-dam-a-threat-to-rare-dolphins--and-villager-30286974.html

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