Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Ministry of Agriculture puts 12 more species on its monitoring list



Ministry of Agriculture puts 12 more species on its monitoring list

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
A pangolin sits in an enclosure after being rescued by Cambodia’s Wildlife Alliance in March. The Kingdom has added seven more species of pangolin to its official list of animals to monitor. Wildlife Alliance

Ministry of Agriculture puts 12 more species on its monitoring list

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has added 12 new wildlife species to a list of animals to be monitored in the Kingdom.

A document dated June 13 and obtained by The Post on Thursday said the list now contains the African elephant, four types of rhinoceros classified as endangered, and seven kinds of pangolin.

Deputy director and spokesman for the forestry administration, Keo Omalis, told The Post that the 12 identified wildlife species are not present in Cambodia.

“However, we need to classify and list them on our wildlife species list in order to effectively monitor, inspect, and crack down on all illegal animal trafficking in the country.

“If we don’t have the list, we cannot arrest the offenders for punishment,” he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Kingdom one of safest to visit in Covid-19 era’

    The Ministry of Tourism on January 12 proclaimed Cambodia as one of the safest countries to visit in light of the Kingdom having been ranked number one in the world by the Senegalese Economic Prospective Bureau for its success in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. In rankings

  • Ministry mulls ASEAN+3 travel bubble

    The Ministry of Tourism plans to launch a travel bubble allowing transit between Cambodia and 12 other regional countries in a bid to resuscitate the tourism sector amid crushing impact of the ongoing spread of Covid-19, Ministry of Tourism spokesman Top Sopheak told The Post on

  • Courts’ decisions now published as reference source

    The Ministry of Justice has published 44 verdicts from civil litigation cases which can be used as models for court precedents and for study by the public and those who work in pertinent fields. Publication of the verdicts on December 31 came as the result of joint

  • Reeling in Cambodia’s real estate sector

    A new norm sets the scene but risks continue to play out in the background A cold wind sweeps through the streets of Boeung Trabek on an early January morning as buyers and traders engage in commerce under bright blue skies. From a distance, the

  • Quarantine site in north Phnom Penh inaugurated

    A four-building quarantine centre in Phnom Penh’s Prek Pnov district was formally inaugurated on January 6. The centre can house up to 500 people, according to Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng. At the inauguration ceremony, Sreng said the municipal hall had cooperated with the Ministry

  • China firm to develop Mondulkiri airport

    Tourism to the Kingdom’s northeast corridor could experience a remarkable metamorphosis after the government decided in principle of a Chinese company to study and develop a proposal to build a regional-level airport in Mondulkiri province, according to industry insiders. The Council of Ministers said