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From city boy to protector of Cambodia’s largest dry forest

Rangers like Mr. Sin Satha from the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia put themselves at great risks to help save the ecosystems that Cambodia's threatened wildlife calls home, and that communities depend on for their livelihoods. This year, WWF is proud to present Mr. Satha the Dr Rimington Award for exceptional contributions to the conservation of wild tigers. This is his story.

Some 1,756 eggs of rare Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtles found in Cambodia portion of...

Conservationists have discovered 49 nests of the rare Cantor's Giant Softshell Turtles with 1,756 eggs on sandbars along the Mekong River in...

COVID-19 Threatens Endangered Species in Southeast Asia

The coronavirus has created a survival crisis for rural communities and, consequently, for wildlife.

Ecotourism collapse threatens Cambodia’s wildlife

The collapse of tourism in South-east Asia means wildlife and conservation in southwest Cambodia may come to a halt in the next few weeks, as forest rangers who protect the animals rely on revenue from ecotourism.

23 critically-endangered baby turtles hatch (video)

Twenty-three critically endangered "royal turtles" have hatched in Cambodia.

Cambodian conservationists hopeful for revival of rare royal turtle

Conservationists in Cambodia are celebrating the hatching of more critically endangered turtles in recent months than the past three years combined, owing to a preservation drive and a halt on sand-dredging.

23 rare Royal Turtles hatch in natural habitat in SW Cambodia

Twenty-three Cambodia's nearly-extinct Royal Turtles have hatched from their nests in the Sre Ambel River in southwest Koh Kong province this year, a conservationist group said on Tuesday.

How sand mining puts Southeast Asia’s farmers at risk

“This land was mine, it eroded slowly from the riverbank and after a while, the whole chunk of land totally collapsed,” Than Zaw Oo, a farmer on the Salween River in southeastern Myanmar’s Mon State, told Reuters recently.

Cambodia Adopts First-Ever Plan to Save Elephants from Extinction

In collaboration with Flora & Fauna International, Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment has adopted the country’s first-ever action plan to save Asian elephants from extinction.

Blood-soaked wet markets selling bats, dogs and snakes continue to operate across South-East Asia...

Markets filmed in Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, China.

Spine-chilling videos show bats and civets kept in packed, filthy cages at wet markets...

PETA called for countries to ban the operation of such markets and argued they were a breeding ground for diseases.

South-East Asia’s biggest river is drying up

Chinese dams are partly responsible

Cambodian Fishing Villages Fear Job Loss Due to Mangrove Beach Development Plans

Thousands of villagers in southern Cambodia’s Kampot province are fearing loss of their fishing rights amid plans by a company linked to the ruling party to develop large stretches of a coastal mangrove forest for a port, satellite city, and golf course, residents said Thursday.

‘They never intended to conserve it’: Outcry as loggers gut Cambodian reserve

Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, which stretches across five provinces in northern Cambodia, contains one of the region’s last remaining large areas of old growth rainforest.

Cambodian firm accused of creating a ‘monopoly in the timber business’

A surge in deforestation alerts from Cambodia’s Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary has raised concerns over the role of a controversial, politically-connected timber firm in illegal logging.

Mekong nations face growing threat to food security amid claims China’s dams exacerbate effects...

Drought, erratic water levels along 4,300km river are disrupting rice yields and fish catches, raising costs for farmers. Beijing rejects claim Chinese dams behind drought hitting countries downstream.

Wildlife traders stuck with large stash

Wildlife traders have stockpiled large quantities of ivory in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia due to difficulties in transporting them to China.

Indigenous People Protest Over Farmland in Keo Seima Sanctuary

More than 200 indigenous people in Mondulkiri province’s Keo Seima district protested on Tuesday for access to farmland inside a wildlife sanctuary, which the Environment Ministry banned them from last month, citing conservation laws.

Cambodia considers licensing mining at four coal sites

The Cambodian Ministry of Mines and Energy is set to review applications soon for rights to four coal mining concession areas it opened late in March in the northern region of the country, the Phnom Penh Post reported.

Roving bandits and looted coastlines: How the global appetite for sand is fuelling a...

Next to water, sand is our most consumed natural resource. The global demand for sand and gravel stands between 40 billion and 50 billion tonnes annually, according to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), and its scarcity is an emerging global crisis.


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