Biological surveys of the Mekong River between Kratie and Stung Treng towns, northeast Cambodia, 2006-2007 | WWF

Biological surveys of the Mekong River between Kratie and Stung Treng towns, northeast Cambodia, 2006-2007



Posted on 15 January 2009
Mekong biological surveys
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Between Kratie and Stung Treng towns, in northeast Cambodia, a remote 55km section of the Mekong River, that scientists have termed the ‘Central Section’, has been discovered to be of high biodiversity value both nationally and globally. Discoveries included one new species to science, 24 new species records for Cambodia and 36 fauna species that are globally threatened and listed under the “IUCN Red List”, including breeding populations of birds, primates and turtles.