Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Recognition for tiger protection

Recognition for tiger protection

Recognition for tiger protection

recognition.jpg
recognition.jpg

Prime

Minister Hun Sen presents a Medal of Sahametrei (gold medal) to Hunter Weiler, Cambodia

program director of Cat Action Treasury (CAT), in recognition of exceptional contributions

to wildlife conservation and forestry sector reform since 1998. Other medal recipients

at the ceremony were Joe Walston, country director, Wildlife Conservation Society,

and Bill Magrath, head of the World Bank forestry program.

CAT helps the government's Wildlife Protection Office manage a network of locally

recruited rangers in the Cardamom Mountains and Mondulkiri. The rangers are former

tiger and elephant hunters who now monitor the status and distribution of large mammals,

watch for poachers, and support forest management. CAT is funded by grants from the

US Fish and Wildlife Service and the EXXON-Mobil Save the Tiger Fund.

MOST VIEWED

  • Government denies claims former Thai PM Yingluck issued Cambodian passport

    Government officials on Thursday denied claims that a Cambodian passport was issued to former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who reportedly used it to register a company in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong-based English language South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Wednesday reported Hong Kong

  • Diplomatic passports issued to foreigners to be annulled

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will move to annul diplomatic passports issued to those not born in Cambodia. Analysts say the move may be in relation to reports that former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra used a Cambodian passport to register as

  • Hun Sen warns Irish MP of EBA ‘mistake’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday told former Irish premier Enda Kenny, still a member of the EU nation’s parliament, that the 28-nation bloc should not make a “third mistake” regarding Cambodia by using the preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement to “take 16 million

  • US senators call for GSP trade privilege cut

    Two US senators on Wednesday introduced the Cambodian Trade Act of 2019 bill, requiring the administration to re-examine Cambodia’s eligibility to access the preferential trade treatment granted by the US under the General System of Preferences (GSP). A Cambodian government spokesman said the move was