WWF: 234,291 snares removed in Cambodia in last decade; helps wildlife population

A total of 234,291 snares had been removed from five protected areas in Cambodia between 2010 and 2019, said a World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-Cambodia’s press statement on Saturday.

Snares indiscriminately kill and maim, and animals sometimes languish for days or weeks before dying from injuries, and in the rare case an animal escapes, it will often later die from injury or infection, the statement said.

“Snares are the principal threat to tigers in the region, and a major contributor to the fact they are now presumed extinct in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam,” said Seng Teak, country director of WWF-Cambodia.

In full: https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2020/07/11/wwf-234291-snares-removed-in-cambodia-in-last-decade-helps-wildlife-population

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