Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Dolphin deaths

Dolphin deaths

Prime Minister Hun Sen has appointed a dolphin conservation committee aimed at saving

the Irrawaddy dolphin from extinction.

Seng Teak, country director of the World Wildlife Fund, said 12 dolphins have died

since the beginning of 2006, leaving only 80 to 110 of the critically endangered

mammals in Cambodia.

Deputy Minister for Tourism and committee member Thong Khon said the government views

the dolphins as national heritage and is committed to protecting them. The committee

will define a "fishing free zone" to protect dolphins from fishing nets,

one possible cause of the recent spate of dolphin deaths.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Phnom Penh eats: Where shaved ice meets a sugar rush

Shaved ice, fruit toppings, and a squirt of cream – these are the ingredients to make a perfect bingsu.

Temple exploring in Cambodia without the crowds

Those who make the journey almost 100km from Preah Vihear province’s capital Tbaeng Meanchey to the 11th century remains of Preah Khan Kompong Svay will be richly rewarded.