Fri, 17 March 2017
Two Vietnamese men were charged with poaching and placed in pre-trial detention yesterday after allegedly attempting to capture wild bulbul birds in Mondulkiri’s Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary.
On Tuesday, environmental rangers patrolling the sanctuary observed two men in the process of attempting to catch the medium-sized songbirds in Pech Chreada district, said provincial environmental department director Keo Sopheak.
The rangers, Sopheak said, promptly arrested the men and brought them in for questioning at the ranger station at Phnom Prich, where they were identified only as Vankang, 41, and Phoeung, 30.
Rangers confiscated a motorbike, nets, a live bulbul bird and a mobile phone that contained birdsong recordings meant to attract the hunters’ prey, said Sopheak.
“They laid the net and played bird music. Birds hear [the music] and come and they are caught,” said Sopheak, explaining that the men intended to catch bulbuls, which can be sold in Vietnam for high prices.
According to Sopheak, the suspects’ passports indicated they crossed the Vietnamese-Cambodian border 16 times this year.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/m ... s-poaching
Example of a species of bulbul bird that is found in Cambodia. [No idea which particular species they are poaching in Mondolkiri.]
More on bulbuls :