The Ministry of the Environment reports sightings of a number of rare animal species

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The Ministry of Environment presented data and photos of rare species of animals that have been sighted in protected areas in Pursat, Battambang and Koh Kong.

The images and reports were presented on January 14 by the Secretary of State and spokesperson for the Ministry of the Environment, Net Pheaktra. Secretary of State Pheaktra said 10 endangered species have been identified through images and data collected by cameras installed in protected areas.

Ministry of Environment officials identified the species and conducted data collection as part of the Ministry of Environment’s Sustainable Landscape and Ecotourism Sustainability Project in Cambodia.

According to the results of the study of the Cambodian Sustainable Landscape and Ecotourism Sustainability Project of the Ministry of Environment, from the end of October 2021 to January 2022, the Ministry of Environment found the presence of rare wildlife species , including endangered species, such as: big-antlered muntjac, Sun bear, vultures.

Environment Ministry officials have installed 49 automatic cameras, 23 in Pursat Wildlife Sanctuary, 16 in Battambang and 10 in Koh Kong.

The Ministry of Environment aims to increase Cambodia’s biodiversity education and conservation efforts.

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