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Cambodia news: Orchid conservation needs more attention, says official

“Orchids are threatened by loss of habitat, [mass] consumption and export. Orchid trade needs to be prohibited.” says Meng Monyrak, deputy secretary general of Cambodia’s National Council for Sustainable Development.

In response, a senior official from the Environment Ministry of Cambodia has called for increased efforts for orchid conservation. This includes increasing support for the Sok An Phnom Kulen Centre for Orchid Research and Conservation, established in 2018, where experts are currently working on cataloguing and conserving 160 species of rare and endangered orchids.

You can read the full article here to read more about their conservation efforts.

Source: Khmer Times

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