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 forest landscape division, said during a meeting with provincial officials that some areas along the Mekong River at Kratie and Stung Treng provinces are designated as protected areas for biodiversity conservation.

He said these areas are rich in biodiversity.

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