Biodiversity

Animals

Losing dolphins for more hydropower

The construction of the Don Sahong hydropower dam in Laos has affected the habitats of Mekong River dolphins, causing their numbers to dwindle in Stung Treng province. The dwindling numbers are causing a decline in tourists who wish to see them, resulting in loss of ...

Pech Sotheary

Monk, forest chief proclaims his love for wildlife, decries poachers

A community forest chief in Oddar Meanchey province has appealed to poachers to stop destroying wildlife and to all Cambodians to respect and love the Kingdom’s rich biodiversity. Speaking to The Post on Monday, the Venerable Bun Saluth, head of the Sorng Rukhavorn community forest, expressed ...

Khorn Savi

WWF calls for more action to protect endangered animals

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 Mekong flooded ...

Pech Sotheary

Dams lead to extinction

Before being officially declared extinct by scientists late last month, the Chinese paddlefish, a native to the Yangtze River system, had been listed along with the Mekong giant catfish as “critically endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The extinction of the paddlefish, one ...

Tigers Extinct in Laos

Are tigers extinct in Laos? That’s the conclusion of a detailed new study that found no evidence wild tigers still exist in the country. What researchers did find during a five-year camera survey of the biodiversity-rich Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area was evidence of snares — lots and ...

John R. Platt

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 in ...

Pech Sotheary

Illegal wildlife meat seized at Stung Treng market

The Stung Treng provincial Forestry Administration seized 40kg of wildlife meat on Monday from the Stung Treng Samaki market in Stung Treng town where it was being illegally sold. Orn Chan Socheat, the acting director of the Stung Treng Forestry Administration, confirmed the seizure but said ...

Soth Koemsoeun

'Barbaric' snares are wiping out Southeast Asia's wild animals

Across Southeast Asia, wild animals are being hunted out of existence to feed growing demand for bushmeat, according to conservationists. Thomas Gray, science director with conservation group Wildlife Alliance, which operates in Cambodia, says that snares — simple traps made of wire and rope — have become the single biggest ...

Sarah Lazarus

The challenges of campaigning against wildlife trafficking in Vietnam

In late January, WildAid and the Ho Chi Minh City-based Center of Hands-on Actions and Networking for Growth and Environment (CHANGE) launched a graphic anti-wildlife trafficking campaign focused on three animals: pangolins, elephants and rhinos. In a bold move, the organizers brought a group of bloodied, weakened statues ...

Michael Tatarski

BirdLife, Ratanakkiri provincial authorities meet VN firm over wildlife conservation

Ratanakkiri provincial authorities and BirdLife International Cambodia Programme have urged Hoang Anh Lumphat Co Ltd to preserve the habitat of endangered fauna species in a protected area and discontinue forest clearing. Hoang Anh Lumphat operates on an economic land concession (ELC) within Ratanakkiri province’s Lumphat Wildlife ...

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