Conservationist group calls for law enforcement to save Cambodia’s endangered fish from extinction

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on Thursday called for rigorous law enforcement to save Cambodia’s endangered freshwater fish from extinction.

The result of a rapid assessment showed that Giant Barb, Isok Barb, Giant Goonch, Mekong Tiger Perch, Elephant-ear Gourami and Mekong Freshwater Stingray are among other 35 fish species that were traded and sold at wet markets in Cambodia, as well as being trafficked into neighboring countries, said a WWF-Cambodia’s press statement.

Giant Barb and Isok Barb are classified as critically endangered both globally and in Cambodia, while Giant Goonch, Mekong Tiger Perch, Elephant-ear Gourami are classified as endangered in the kingdom, the statement said.

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