Environment and natural resources

Cambodian Sarus Crane’s number declining

By the morning of Jan. 18, 2021, a total of 59 sarus crane arrived Anlung Pring Protected Landscape in Kampong Trach, Kampot, according to BirdLife International Cambodia Programme.   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804806/cambodian-sarus-cranes-number-declining/

Conservation and tourism plans for protected park in Preah Vihear

The Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) is preparing Preah Vihear’s Techo Sen Russey Trep Park for domestic and international tourism and expects to open within three years. ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804751/conservation-and-tourism-plans-for-protected-park-in-preah-vihear/

Fishermen worried for their future as lake getting filled

For nearly 40 years, Ing Choeun, a 63-year-old fisherman in Prek Pnov district’s Samraong commune north of Phnom Penh has relied on fishing at Tamouk Lake to make a living and to feed his family. ​ ...

Moeun Chhean Nariddh
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804750/fishermen-worried-for-their-future-as-lake-getting-filled/

Alarm at loss of rare ungulates

Senior environment officials and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) have expressed concerns about a dramatic decline in populations of ungulates – large hoofed mammals – in the Srepok and Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuaries located in Mondulkiri province.   ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/alarm-loss-rare-ungulates

Forestry crimes up last year, official vows law enforcement

Forestry crimes including logging, poaching and encroachment on state forest land for private ownership increased considerably last year despite stricter law enforcement, according to an annual report by the Ministry of Environment. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forestry-crimes-last-year-official-vows-law-enforcement

Firm wins rights to ticket sales at Kirirom, Prek Toal

The Ministry of Environment awarded rights to ticket sales at Kirirom National Park and the Prek Toal bird sanctuary to locally-owned firm Lim Sok Cheng for 2021. Kirirom National Park covers 8,401ha in Kampong Speu province and is 44km from the provincial capital of the ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/firm-wins-rights-ticket-sales-kirirom-prek-toal

Gov’t calls on public to help with wildlife, forestry conservation

Minister of Environment Say Sam Al urged the public to prevent land disputes and contribute to forest and wildlife conservation in the Phnom Tnout-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-calls-public-help-wildlife-forestry-conservation

20ha of land from Tamouk Lake for Calmette Hospital branch

The government has allocated a 20-hectare site for the construction of a Calmette Hospital medical branch in Kork Roka commune, Prek Pnov district in Phnom Penh. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50800479/20ha-of-land-from-tamouk-lake-for-calmette-hospital-branch/

Rare Yellow-breasted Bunting spotted on New Year’s Day

The rare Yellow-breasted Bunting (Emberiza aureola), a bird that is said to give a lot of positive and healing properties in Buddhist tradition, was confirmed on New Year’s Day as having returned to the Kingdom after a lapse of three years. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50800087/rare-yellow-breasted-bunting-spotted-on-new-years-day/

WCS Cambodia finds five nests of frog-headed turtle

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS Cambodia) Nest Protection Team, in collaboration with the Fisheries Administration, have found five nests of the critically endangered Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle (also known as frog-headed turtle) during the 2020 breeding season on a beach along the Mekong River in ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wcs-cambodia-finds-five-nests-frog-headed-turtle

Natural resources crime on the rise

Natural Resources crime in Cambodia is on the rise by 34.42 percent as compared with last year, the Ministry of Environment said today. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50799245/natural-resources-crime-on-the-rise/

Lake filling in capital draws CSOs concern

Civil society organisations (CSOs) working on the environment and human rights have expressed concern about filling parts of Boeung Tamok Lake to create new parcels of land on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lake-filling-capital-draws-csos-concern

Researchers and fishermen share concern over plastic waste in rivers

Local researchers and fishermen along the Tonle Sap and Bassac Rivers have shared their concern over plastic waste in the Kingdom’s rivers. Project manager of Wonders of the Mekong Chea Seila told Khmer Times on Monday, that she had found a dramatic amount of plastic waste this ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50798606/researchers-and-fishermen-share-concern-over-plastic-waste-in-rivers/

Banteay Meanchey eyes mountains as potential natural heritage areas

Banteay Meanchey Provincial authorities are studying nine mountains in Malai, Preah Netr Preah, and Mongkol Borei districts, including Sisophon town, with the intention of listing them as natural heritage sites once the study is complete and a number of details have been settled. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banteay-meanchey-eyes-mountains-potential-natural-heritage-areas

Forestry crimes on the rise

The Ministry of Environment on December 28 issued a report detailing crackdowns on illegal activities in protected natural areas and biodiversity conservation corridors. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forestry-crimes-rise

A floating community in Siem Reap adopting plastic free approach to combat pollution

A floating community in Tonle Sap Lake in Keo Por commune, Puok district of Siem Reap province is aware of environmental impact caused by plastic wastes – thanks to their participation in a campaign to clear the lake from plastic. ...

Lim Nary/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50797225/a-floating-community-in-siem-reap-adopting-plastic-free-approach-to-combat-pollution/

Female dolphin found dead in Kratie province

A member of a fishing community found the carcass of an older female dolphin in Sambok village in Kratie province’s Chitr Borei district on December 22, about 500m from the Kampi dolphin site. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/female-dolphin-found-dead-kratie-province

France gives $91 million for agriculture, climate fight

The French government, through the French Development Agency (AFD), has provided two credit agreements worth €75 million ($91 million) to Cambodia to support sustainable agricultural and rural development, as well as climate change fight in Cambodia. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/france-gives-91-million-agriculture-climate-fight

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