Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Wildlife Alliance and rangers seize wild meat, snares

Wildlife Alliance and rangers seize wild meat, snares

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Rangers seize 40kg of roe deer meat at the Rovieng area. Wildlife Alliance Cambodia

Wildlife Alliance and rangers seize wild meat, snares

Thanks to support from Wildlife Alliance, forest rangers who have been patrolling Pursat province’s Rovieng area have seized wildlife meat and illegal hunting, trapping and snaring equipment.

Wildlife Alliance said on Wednesday that this week, the rangers who patrolled the area seized 40kg of roe deer meat, five home-made rifles, one home-made truck, eight ox-drawn carts, two electric fish shocking devices and 314 snares, as well as a five cubic metre net to catch birds.

The rangers also stopped the construction of three illegal houses and three camps. Wildlife Alliance said the perpetrators fled the scene.

Wildlife Alliance also went to the villages to educate the people about the health risks of eating wild animals.

“Many of these meats are refrigerated for a long time before the consumer buys them. Consuming these meats opens the door to many contagious diseases, such as the novel coronavirus.

“We ask everyone to refrain from consuming wild animal meat for the sake of your own health and everyone else’s,” it said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Purging Sihanoukville’s past with a new masterplan

    Amid illicit activities, haphazard development and abandoned projects, the coastal city of Sihanouk province needs a reset to move forward. A new masterplan might be the answer to shake off its seemingly mucky image to become the Shenzhen of the south Gun toting, shootouts, police

  • WHO: Covid in Cambodia goes into new phase

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Cambodia said that Cambodia has reached a new phase of the pandemic with “decreasing case numbers, high vaccination coverage and a more transmissible circulating variant threatening a hidden surge”. In a press release on September 6, the WHO said that

  • Chinese may be first in tourism revival: PM

    Cambodia's tourism industry is gearing up to roll out the red carpet for Chinese travellers after Prime Minister Hun Sen on September 17 indicated that the Kingdom could soon throw open its doors to international holidaymakers vaccinated against Covid-19 – starting with guests from China. Cambodia Chinese

  • 'Pursue your goals, reach out to me': Young diplomat tapped as envoy to South Korea

    Chring Botum Rangsay was a secretary of state at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation before being designated as the new Cambodian ambassador to South Korea. According to her official CV published on the foreign ministry’s website, she started her first government

  • Tourism concerns laid bare

    To ensure the success of plans to reopen the tourism market for international visitors, Cambodia must pay utmost attention to two primary determinants – the ongoing paradigm shift in domestic tourism services towards the ‘new normal’, and the factors influencing choices of destinations among foreign holidaymakers.

  • School reopening ‘offers model for other sectors’

    World Health Organisation (WHO) representative to Cambodia Li Ailan said school reopening process should be used as a role model for reopening other sectors currently mothballed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Li strongly supports the government’s decision to reopen schools, saying it is a decision