Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Out of the frying pan and into the lake for turtles

Out of the frying pan and into the lake for turtles

A restaurant in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district will likely be rethinking its menu after military police in cooperation with the NGO Wildlife Alliance found 190 kilograms of live protected turtles there on Monday.

Officials say the restaurant had been operating for several years, its endangered delicacies flying under the radar of ministry inspections.

While it’s sadly too late for the hundreds of turtles already fed to customers, authorities said the rescued reptiles will be released into a natural lake.

Kampuchea Thmey

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Cambodia's last tile masters: Why a local craft is under threat

Brought over by the French, painted cement tile making has been incorporated into Cambodian design for more than a century, even as the industry has died out in Europe.

Interview: Loung Ung, author of First They Killed My Father

The story of Loung Ung and her family’s suffering under the Khmer Rouge became known around the world with the success of her autobiographical book, First They Killed My Father.

Setting up a drone for flight. Photo supplied

How Cambodia's first drone company is helping farmers

SM Waypoint claims its unmanned aerial vehicles can help local farm and plantation owners increase their yields.