Biodiversity

Animals

The young Vietnamese helping tackle the illegal wildlife trade

Standing on top of a four-wheel drive looking out at a central Kenyan wildlife reserve wearing a bucket hat and walking boots, Trang Nguyen stands apart from most Vietnamese who prefer European charm and East Asian wonders for their holidays and photographic memories. But Trang is ...

Sen Nguyen

Thai Plants and Animals under Threat from Habitat Loss to Climate Change  

The National Committee on Conservation and Utilisation of Biodiversity has endorsed the latest update report on the country’s status of biodiversity, which has found a number of plants and animals over the past year were increasingly under threat; from habitat loss to climate change The committee, ...

B.Tribune

Kingdom’s vulture number a ‘positive’ sign

In Cambodia’s four sanctuaries with vulture populations, there are 140 vultures currently present – a number considered small but encouraging among relevant ministries and partner organisations involved in the protection and preservation of the species. According to a joint press release on the results of a ...

Voun Dara

Measures sought to control tiger trading, conservation in Vietnam

The People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) on August 24 organised a seminar looking back on the captivity, trading, rescue and conservation of tigers in Vietnam after the recent seizure of 17 tigers in Nghe An province. The tigers were found being raised illegally in the basements ...

VNA

Mondulkiri population of Asian elephants now an estimated 300 strong

Wildlife researchers from the Mondulkiri provincial Department of Environment and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) have recently completed collecting 85 Asian elephant dung samples for analysis to identify population size and migratory patterns. It is estimated that about 300 elephants live in the protected ...

Voun Dara

New discovery gives world’s most endangered turtle a fighting chance

Like many turtle species, Swinhoe’s softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) has for centuries held special cultural significance in Vietnam. For the people of the country, the Hoan Kiem turtle, as it is known locally, is a symbol of Vietnam’s independence and prosperity. According to the legend passed ...

Hoang Bich Thuy, Nguyen Dinh Thang

Southeast Asia losing tigers as deadline looms to double population by 2022

Tigers once roamed throughout the dense forested interior of mainland Southeast Asia and several islands of Indonesia. Positioned at the pinnacle of the food chain, tigers maintain ecosystem balance, and by protecting them, we can preserve entire biodiverse landscapes. However, the long-term survival of this flagship ...

Carolyn Cowan

Guar herd caught on camera: ministry

A herd of gaurs with calves was spotted by an infrared-triggered camera trap at one of the Kingdom’s many wildlife sanctuaries, raising hopes among local and international biodiversity conservationists that the species can be saved from extinction, according to the Ministry of Environment on July ...

Mom Kunthear

COVID or not, ‘the desire to eat wildlife’ continues in Asia

Continuing attempts to curb the sale of wild animals and their meat have failed to engender change at wet markets in the Asia Pacific, even as the region struggles to contain the largest and deadliest wave of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. According to ...

Ian Lloyd Neubauer

Carving up the Cardamoms: Conservationists fear massive land grab in Cambodia

A new regulation signed into law in March this year but only unveiled publicly in May will see almost 127,000 hectares (313,800 acres) of previously protected land in Cambodia made available for sale or rent, prompting fears among conservationists about a land grab for some ...

GERALD FLYNN & ANDREW BALL & PHOUNG VANTHA

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