Tuesday May 17, 2022

Khmer Times

Conservationists on Monday called for immediate action to strengthen law enforcement and legislation to end a poaching and snaring crisis that are increasingly threatening Cambodia’s wildlife, according to a joint statement.

Secretary of state and spokesman of the Ministry of Environment Neth Pheaktra appealed to all people to stop consuming wild meat and all other wildlife products.

“We urge all people across Cambodia to say no to wild meat and participate in conserving the kingdom’s natural resources,” he said in the statement.

The statement was released after the Ministry of Environment and partners organized a “zero-snaring” campaign in northwestern Preah Vihear province. It was the third campaign in a series of eight following the first one held in Phnom Penh last March and the second convened in the northeast Stung Treng province in last April.

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