Two Men Arrested for Poaching 109 Parrots

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Two Men Arrested for Poaching 109 Parrots

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:30 am

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Cambodia News (Mondulkiri): On January 18, 2020, the police arrested two men for trafficking parrots in Oham village, Keo Seyma district, Mondulkiri.

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The police confiscated 109 parrots and two motorbikes. The suspects with the evidence were sent to the specialist police at Keo Seima shelter to follow the legal action. The rare species of parrots were released in Mondulkiri.
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Re: Two Men Arrested for Poaching 109 Parrots

Post by Mishmash » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:41 am

Poached Parrot?

You can say that again.
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Re: Two Men Arrested for Poaching 109 Parrots

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:03 am

Send them down to me please.

You know i am a human rights softie
So I will only murder the bastards by lecture.

Actually, it's a bit sad in a way.
These guys are possibly only doing what they were bought up to believe was a good thing - providing.
Probably very little input on the reasons for the laws.
And almost certainly no input on the wider conservation context.
In an earlier time they maybe would have been respected as fit young successful hunters.

But for now, we'll just have to murder the bastards by lecture I guess.
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Re: Two Men Arrested for Poaching 109 Parrots

Post by Mishmash » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:10 am

SternAAlbifrons wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:03 am
Send them down to me please.

You know i am a human rights softie
So I will only murder the bastards by lecture.



(I know i've got it in me, in fact i've probably done it before, right here on ceo)
My Nan had an African Grey called Biggles. Even back in the day was 800 quid.

He used to perfectly imitate a knock at the door. Lost count over the times he had me over. The phone too. Snippets of people talking.

Happy these are back in the wild.
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Re: Two Men Arrested for Poaching 109 Parrots

Post by hanno » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:21 pm

In the years I have been birding in Cambodia, I have seen a huge decline in parrot numbers. Seeing hundreds or even thousands at ATT was fairly easy. Alas, no more.
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Re: Two Men Arrested for Poaching 109 Parrots

Post by Ravensnest » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:33 pm

hanno wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:21 pm
In the years I have been birding in Cambodia, I have seen a huge decline in parrot numbers. Seeing hundreds or even thousands at ATT was fairly easy. Alas, no more.
I bet 20 years ago and before this was an animal mecca. I like to bird around here, where is ATT?
Still hunting for opium paraphernalia.
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Re: Two Men Arrested for Poaching 109 Parrots

Post by Mishmash » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:17 pm

Ravensnest wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:33 pm
hanno wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:21 pm
In the years I have been birding in Cambodia, I have seen a huge decline in parrot numbers. Seeing hundreds or even thousands at ATT was fairly easy. Alas, no more.
I bet 20 years ago and before this was an animal mecca. I like to bird around here, where is ATT?
Yeah where is ATT..
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Re: Two Men Arrested for Poaching 109 Parrots

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:34 pm

Ravensnest wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:33 pm
hanno wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:21 pm
In the years I have been birding in Cambodia, I have seen a huge decline in parrot numbers. Seeing hundreds or even thousands at ATT was fairly easy. Alas, no more.
I bet 20 years ago and before this was an animal mecca.
When not far up the river from Phnom Penh, on De Lagrée's French Mekong Expedition, 1866-68
Henri Mouhot, the legendary naturalist and cultural explorer, wrote words to the effect of,

"We must build a stockade every night from strong logs, due to the pestilence of elephants tigers and rhinoceros"

Oh what a pestilence to have...
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Re: Two Men Arrested for Poaching 109 Parrots

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:43 pm

Ravensnest wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:33 pm
hanno wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:21 pm
In the years I have been birding in Cambodia, I have seen a huge decline in parrot numbers. Seeing hundreds or even thousands at ATT was fairly easy. Alas, no more.
I bet 20 years ago and before this was an animal mecca.
When not far up the river from Phnom Penh, on De Lagrée's French Mekong Expedition, 1866-68
Henri Mouhot, the legendary naturalist and cultural explorer, wrote words to the effect of,

"We must build a stockade every night from strong logs, due to the pestilence of elephants tigers and rhinoceros"

Oh what a pestilence to have...

footnote, not reliable.
I read somewhere, in my early days here, that during the 1990's, with the Cardamoms just opening up after 25 years of depopulation - the Tiger Eats Person figures were the highest ever recorded in modern history.
Never seen that statement again. But i do do know there were a shit load of tigers in there, as late as that.
And ALL gone by 2006/7
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Re: Two Men Arrested for Poaching 109 Parrots

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:47 pm

I've a friend who owns a farm which harbours a breeding ground of red-tailed black cockatoos in a small thatch of salmon gums. Wildlife officers have installed motion sensor cameras, regularly drop in during tourist season, take yearly data during nesting periods and generally ensure the area is preserved. Every few years there's a bust of wildlife smugglers who are invariably of Asian decent.
The idea that seeing the world is going from place to place to look at obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds.
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