NPR reports The world’s largest recorded freshwater fish, a giant stingray, has been caught in the Mekong River in Cambodia, according to scientists from the Southeast Asian nation and the United States. The stingray, captured on June 13, measured almost 13 feet from snout to tail and weighed slightly under 660 pounds, according to a statement […]World’s Largest Freshwater Fish Is almost 660 pounds —
Tigers have become extinct in Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos in the past 15 years due to poaching for trophies, capture or exotic dining. Habit loss plays a part, too!
A hundred years ago, there were about 100,000 tigers in Asia, now down to an estimated 3900 in the wild. British overlords took tens of thousands, hunting them from elephants, in colonial times in the earlier part of the twentieth century.
Illegal logging poised to wipe Cambodian wildlife sanctuary off the map – Mongabay.com http://bit.ly/2JgIPbU Illegal logging poised to wipe Cambodian wildlife sanctuary off the map Mongabay.com Beng Per Wildlife Sanctuary has lost more than 60 percent of its forest cover since it was established in 1993, with most of the loss occurring since 2010. Superforest via […]
Whenever I travel to a new country, I like to spend a day doing volunteer work with animals. Not only does it help support them, but it also gives me the chance to meet rare species and learn more about the culture of the country I’m visiting. In Thailand I signed up for a program […]
These images and video show Chinese Serow Capricornis milneedwardsii a species of wild goat which occurs in hill forests across mainland South East Asia. IUCN listed as Near Threatened, largely as a result of hunting for food and medicine, Serow blood is used in traditional Cambodian medicine to treat a number of ailments. As a […]
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 threat to ground-dwelling animals in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos over the last decade. But the tragic thing about snares, says Gray, is that “they take […]
Statement from Nick Marx, Director of Wildlife Programs The Forestry Administration has instructed the implementation of elephant shows at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre (PTWRC), which officials feel will be an attraction, encouraging people to visit, in preference to the newly implemented Safari World, which is closer to Phnom Penh. I feel it is important […]
After 11 months of hard work, the team published a book called “The Illustrated Guide to the Cambodian Wildlife“ covering 130 unique and endangered wildlife species (across all the five classifications of animals) and five ecosystems. For every species, there is a student-painted illustrations and written descriptions in both English and Khmer. The team went […]
Last month, with information from an informant, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (Cambodia’s multi-agency wildlife law enforcement unit which is run with technical and financial support from Wildlife Alliance) investigated an ivory carving shop in Phnom Penh. The WRRT, accompanied by local police, local Forestry Administration officials, and the Deputy Prosecutor of Phnom Penh Court, […]
(from the blog of netzfrauen.org) A truck containing rosewood suspected to have been logged illegally in Kampong Thom province sits on the side of the road near an economic land concession belonging to Try Pheap in 2013. PHOTO SUPPLIED The destruction of nature has taken on a gigantic dimension. If humans had […]