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Late Cheng gate currently under construction near a torn up acidic smelling stream of water, on 14 September, 2023. (CamboJA/Andrew Califf)

Expanding Gold Mine Diverts Stream in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary

Snang An, Kampong Thom – Dead fish and black water ran through the Por Roung river last year due to contamination upstream from an industrial Chinese-owned  mine, residents of Snang An village say. They brought their concerns to provincial authorities and were themselves blamed for the pollution.  
Although larger than the Indochinese tigers that used to live in Cambodia, Bengal tigers such as this one in India’s Ranthambore National Park are the most likely candidates to fly to Cambodia given India’s successful tiger conservation efforts. (Andrew Califf)

Condition of Indochinese Leopard Casts Shadow Over Tiger Reintroduction Efforts

A report published in June this year concluded Indochinese leopards are functionally extinct in Cambodia after camera traps failed to capture a single image of them in 2021. Between 2009 and 2019, a total of 35 animals were recorded by camera traps according to research by Panthera and Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) published in Biological Conservation.