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Dolphin calf found dead in Stung Treng

With no immediate cause ascertained for the death of an Irrawaddy dolphin calf in the Mekong River in Stung Treng province, conservationists on Sunday requested the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) to investigate further. The dolphin was found floating on the river on Saturday in ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dolphin-calf-found-dead-stung-treng

New WWF chief says Cambodian tigers a priority

The new director-general of the international environmental group WWF, Marco Lambertini, met Tuesday with Environment Minister Say Sam Al to raise concerns over development projects that could have harmful environmental impacts, and one in particular that could derail plans to reintroduce tigers to Cambodia. ...

Simon Henderson
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/new-wwf%E2%80%88chief-says-cambodian-tigers-a-priority-79478/

Environmental groups urge Cambodia PM to press Laos to cancel dam project

Conservation groups have called on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to press Lao President Choummaly Sayasone to postpone the construction of the much-criticized Don Sahong dam project on the Mekong River in Laos. ...

Ounkeo Souksavanh
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/efforts-to-cancel-dam-project-02252015161706.html

Laos will consult with neighbors over dam

The Lao government has agreed to a lengthy public consultation process with its neighbors before building a controversial hydropower dam on the Mekong River, within 2 km of the Cambodian border, according to the environmental group WWF. Laos announced the 256-MW Don Sahong dam last year ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/laos-will-consult-with-neighbors-over-dam-62740/

Are banteng making a comeback in Cambodia? Researchers find new population

Researchers have discovered a new population of banteng (Bos javanicus), a species of wild cattle, in northwestern Cambodia. The discovery was announced June 4, 2014 by Fauna and Flora International (FFI), and efforts are underway to implement conservation initiatives to protect the area and its newfound banteng, ...

Janaki Lenin
http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0623-gfrn-lenin-banteng.html

WWF petitions to halt Don Sahong dam

World Wildlife Fund is taking to the internet to halt a hydropower project it claims will serve as the nail in the coffin for the critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphin. On Friday, WWF launched an online petition calling on the developers of Laos’s 120 megawatt Don Sahong ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wwf-petitions-halt-don-sahong-dam

Cambodia seizes 3 tons trafficked ivory tusks at sea port

Cambodian customs officers on Friday morning confiscated around three tons of elephant tusks at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in Southwestern Preah Sihanouk province. In February, customs officers nabbed two Vietnamese men at the Siem Reap International Airport for smuggling 79.5 kg of illegal elephant tusks ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-05/09/c_133321744.htm

Illegal ivory a sign Cambodia is new transit point

The seizure on Friday of a large haul of African elephant tusks in Svay Rieng province, only one month after police intercepted a large ivory haul in Siem Reap, could indicate that Cambodia is becoming a major transit point for illegal ivory, experts said Monday. The ...

Simon Henderson and Saing Soenthrith
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/illegal-ivory-a-sign-cambodia-is-new-transit-point-54876/

WWF unveils bid to help Mondulkiri forests

In the latest bid to protect Mondulkiri’s ravaged forests, World Wildlife Fund is rolling out a new project designed to give locals financial incentives to help preserve Mondulkiri Protected Forest and Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary. Cultivating small-scale, community-run businesses such as resin tree tapping and beekeeping ...

Amelia Woodside
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wwf-unveils-bid-help-mondulkiri-forests

Dam developers hit back

Hydropower developers in southern Laos have fired back at the World Wildlife Fund after the conservation group issued two disparaging reports in as many weeks on the Don Sahong dam project. WWF released a brief on February 19 alleging that construction of the 260-megawatt damcould result ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dam-developers-hit-back

Impact study on dam problem-ridden: WWF

The conservation NGO WWF today slammed developers of the Don Sahong Hydropower project for providing “flawed” and scientifically unsound impact assessments. In an analysis released today, WWF criticised the hydropower project’s Environmental Impact Assessment and Social Impact Assessment, finding both “riddled with problems such as inappropriate ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/impact-study-dam-problem-ridden-wwf

Irrawaddy dolphin found dead

Villagers along the Mekong river found a dead freshwater Irrawaddy dolphin floating with the current yesterday near Prek Chik village in Kratie province’s Prek Presap district. Fishery officials said the male dolphin weighs about 100kg. Sean Kin, a fishery official in Kratie province, said his team took ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/irrawaddy-dolphin-found-dead

Threats as police, WWF officer probe logging

Seven police officers and an NGO staffer in Mondulkiri province escaped a potentially violent confrontation with illegal loggers on Wednesday, while a soldier who was accompanying the group claimed he received death threats from military police connected to the logging operation. Khleuv Krak, 40, a Royal ...

Phak Seangly and Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/threats-police-wwf-officer-probe-logging

Dolphin found dead

A wounded female Irrawaddy dolphin was found dead in the Mekong River in Kampong Cham on Saturday. The 130-kilogram dolphin was discovered by residents in Kampong Siem town, significantly south of the species’ protected area, according to fishery administration officials. ...

Sen David and Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dolphin-found-dead

Elephants likely shot: NGO

A group of endangered Asian elephants found dead in Mondulkiri province on Sunday were likely slaughtered, investigators from conservation group WWF-Cambodia have found. The organisation said in a statement yesterday an investigation into the deaths in protected Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary suggested the elephants were “slaughtered ...

Phak Seangly and Amelia Woodside
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/elephants-likely-shot-ngo

Elephant deaths lead to probe

The discovery of the remains of three endangered Asian elephants in Mondulkiri’s Phnom Penh Prich Wildlife Sanctuary has prompted conservation group World Wildlife Fund to launch an investigation into the animals’ deaths. Samrang Dy Vichet, director of the Wildlife Sanctuary, told the Post yesterday that villagers spotted the ...

Phak Seangly and Amelia Woodside
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/elephant-deaths-lead-probe

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