Review of the taxonomy, biology, ecology, and the status, trend, and population structure, of D. cochinchinensis and D. oliveri in Choam Ksant district, Preah Vihear province, Cambodia.

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Review of the taxonomy, biology, ecology, and the status, trend, and population structure, of D. cochinchinensis and D. oliveri in Choam Ksant district, Preah Vihear province, Cambodia.

July 26, 2021

Rosewood, which includes D. cochinchinensis and D. oliveri, as well as several other species of Dalbergia has become the world’s most trafficked wild products. In Cambodia, D.cochinchinensis and D. oliveri used to be widely distributing in several provinces. Notwithstanding, the up-to-date information of their population density and extent are still not yet updated, and it is thought that they have dramatically declined due to their illegal trades. These species are listed in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and while D. cochinchinensis is classified as Vulnerable (VU), D. oliveri is considered to be Endangered (EN) in the IUCN Red List. The compilation of the report provides up-to-date information on the taxonomy, biology, ecology, and the status, trend and population structure and dynamics, of Dalbergia cochinchinensis and Dalbergia oliveri in Choam Ksant district, Preah Vihear province.

Country name: Cambodia

Project title: Integrating the Development of Guidelines and Incentives for Piloting the Establishment of Small-scale Private Dalbergia Plantations with the Determination of a Nondetriment Findings Report in Preah Vihear Province in Cambodia

Project duration: 18 months

Implementing agency: The Department of Forest Plantations and Private Forest Development and the Department of Wildlife and Biodiversity in the Cambodia Forestry Administration

Related publications: Review of the taxonomy, biology, ecology, and the status, trend, and population structure, of D. cochinchinensis and D. oliveri in Choam Ksant district, Preah Vihear province, Cambodia

Authors of the news item: Say Sinly, Hort Sothea, Chheang Dany and Project Team

Contact for further information: saysinlyrua@gmail.com;
sotheahort@gmail.com, wpo@online.com.kh

Trees of D. oliveri growing in the yard of the Neak Bous temple during spot checks in 2020 in Teuk Kraham commune, Choam Ksant distircit, Preah Vihear province.