Vietnam loses sacred cranes after habitat change

Twenty years ago, Nguyen Van Liet took scientists to the wetlands near his hometown of Tram Chim on Vietnam’s Mekong Delta to find sarus cranes, a vulnerable bird species according to the IUCN Red List, native to Southeast Asia, South Asia and Australia. “We had to ...

Tran Nguyen

Phu Quoc authorities order removal of illegal constructions in protected maritime areas

Authorities on Phu Quoc, a popular tourist island off the coast of southern Vietnam’s Kien Giang Province, have ordered the removal of illegal constructions in the island’s protected maritime areas following the report of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper last week. On Tuesday, Phu Quoc leaders inspected the illegal works in ...

Duy Khang - Son Lam - Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre News

Cambodian people urged to help end snaring and wildlife trafficking

The Cambodian government and wildlife conservationists have urged the people to help end the snaring crisis and combat wildlife trafficking. They called upon all Cambodians to stop buying, selling, and consuming wildlife as this would bring an end to the notorious practice of snaring wild animals. According ...

New Straits Times

Baby boom: the endangered wildlife revival at Cambodia's Angkor Wat

The melodic songs from families of endangered monkeys ring out over the jungle near Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple complex — a sign of ecological rejuvenation decades after hunting decimated wildlife at the site. The first pair of rare pileated gibbons were released in 2013 as part ...

Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Explainer: What is ecocide?

What is ecocide? In short, ecocide refers to the mass destruction of ecosystems. Formally, it is defined as “unlawful or wanton acts committed with knowledge that there is a substantial likelihood of severe and either widespread or long-term damage to the environment being caused by those acts”. ...

Kate Yeo

Thailand tiger rescues hold no guarantee of safety

Rambo paced anxious circles in his cage as it became clear he was subject to special attention. The Bengal tiger was about to be moved from the shuttered Phuket Zoo to a new home: a rescue centre in central Thailand.  As the zoo closed, its 11 ...

WANPEN PAJAI

Thailand’s rich freshwater biodiversity under threat

The Thai government has taken efforts to tackle climate change by building a large number of water retention projects. But they could threaten the country’s freshwater biodiversity unless new sustainable solutions are taken into consideration. In a remote forest in Thailand’s western Ratchaburi province, a team ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

Đắk Lắk to use GPS tracking necklaces to monitor wild elephants

The International Organisation for Nature Conservation in Việt Nam and the Đắk Lắk Department of Agriculture and Rural Development are perfecting a GPS Tracking Necklaces for Elephants Program to help with elephant conservation in the province. Đắk Lắk Province has around 28 wild elephants and they ...

VNS

UN Ocean Conference ends with call for greater ambition and global commitment to address dire state of the Ocean

Following a week of discussions and events in Lisbon, Portugal, the UN Ocean Conference concluded on July 1, with governments and heads of state agreeing on a new political declaration to “Save Our Ocean”. Recognizing the past “collective failure” in the Conference’s final declaration, world leaders ...

Khmer Times

Mekong giant salmon carp seen once again in Cambodian waters after two-decade long disappearance

Cambodia is known for its natural resources and rich biodiversity and in recent years the conservation work has seen increasing populations of endangered animals. Researchers reported that the Mekong giant salmon carp, which has not been seen in the Mekong for two decades, has returned ...

Khmer Times

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