Last-ditch effort against a snaring scourge in Cambodia

If poachers cannot be stopped from setting snares, then perhaps wildlife can be prevented from falling into their traps.

At Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary in northern Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province, a literally last-ditch attempt to save the wild animals of the forest is taking shape.

So far, the trench that is being dug is about 17km long, and about 5.5m wide and 2.5m deep on average. The aim is to have it completely encircle the 7,000ha core area of the sanctuary so that wild animals do not venture beyond it and into closer proximity to those hunting them.

In full: https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/last-ditch-effort-against-a-snaring-scourge-in-cambodia

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