Environment and natural resources

Officials to fetch water to Tamao Mountain National Park amid dry season

Many wildlife animals living in the Phnom Tamao National Park and Wildlife Rescue Center is facing the shortage of water during this dry season, yet the officials have fetched water from other places to supply the thirsty animals, according to the Forestry Administration. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://bit.ly/2JCWJEe

NGO urges closure of Kampong Speu logging roads

Environmental watchdog ACNCIPO director Chea Hean has requested the service of Kampong Speu provincial officials to help close logging roads in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary and the Central and Southern Cardamom National Parks. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-urges-closure-kampong-speu-logging-roads

‘Logging rampant despite pandemic’

Forest activists claimed they had observed more cases of deforestation in the Prey Lang area than before the Covid-19 outbreak. They alleged that three companies had sent workers to log and transport timber with no crackdown by the relevant authorities. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/logging-rampant-despite-pandemic

Migrants blamed for poaching in Battambang

Forest rangers from the Battambang provincial Department of Environment have stepped up patrols in light of the increase in wildlife crimes.​ ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/migrants-blamed-poaching-battambang

Bushmeat seized in Battambang, Pursat, three sent to court

The Battambang provincial Department of Environment on Sunday detained three out of eight people for electrocuting 123 painted stork babies at the Prek Toal conservation area in Ek Phnom district. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bushmeat-seized-battambang-pursat-three-sent-court

A man detained for trapping wildlife

The provincial court of Mondulkiri province on Tuesday evening ordered police officers to temporarily detain a man in prison accused of “trapping wildlife” in Sre Pork Wildlife Sanctuary ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://bit.ly/2ULWhbW

Soldiers, residents trade blame over illegal logging in Mondulkiri

Indigenous people in Mondulkiri province plan to file a complaint with the provincial court against a military officer from the Army Base “K1” in O’Raing district’s Dak Dam commune, for clearing forest land for personal ownership within the Phnom Nam Lear Wildlife Sanctuary.​ ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/soldiers-residents-trade-blame-over-illegal-logging-mondulkiri

Kampong Chhnang villagers sent to court for clearing wetland

The names of four Kampong Chhnang villagers were sent to the provincial court on Thursday for further legal action. The villagers are accused of involvement in clearing some 3ha of wetland in Koh Tamov village, in Boribor district’s Koki commune. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-chhnang-villagers-sent-court-clearing-wetland

Gov’t calls for new mining exploration bids

The Mine and Energy Ministry has called on local and foreign companies to bid for mining exploration licences. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705869/govt-calls-for-new-mining-exploration-bids/

Work starts to restore collapsed Kampong Cham river bank

Kampong Cham provincial authorities have started work on a project to restore nearly 200 metres of river bank which collapsed in Kampong Cham city last June. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705311/work-starts-to-restore-collapsed-kampong-cham-river-bank/

Eight charged over protected land encroachment

Stung Treng Provincial Court has jailed eight villagers accused of encroaching a protected area in Thala Barivat district. They were charged under Article 62 of the Law on Environmental Protection and Natural Resource Management. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705624/eight-charged-over-protected-land-encroachment/

NGOs unite to protect 937ha forest in Kampong Speu

Wildlife Alliance Cambodia (WAC) and the Prambei Mom Forest Community (PMFC) have united to protect a forest area spanning 937ha across Kampong Speu province to conserve its broad biodiversity. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-unite-protect-937ha-forest-kampong-speu

Officials examine timber company for irregularities

After winning the rights to transfer large shipments of timber from Mondulkiri province to the rest of Cambodia, Try Pheap Import Export Co Ltd is being examined by 10 officials to ensure there are no irregularities in its operation, Mondulkiri provincial forestry administration director Um ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-examine-timber-company-irregularities

Boeng Tamouk lake residents in development crossfire

Boeng Tamouk is one of the last remaining lakes in Phnom Penh. The lake has stood the test of time and brought harmony to many villagers living around the body of water. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50704591/boeng-tamouk-lake-residents-in-development-crossfire/

Wildlife Alliance and rangers seize wild meat, snares

Thanks to support from Wildlife Alliance, forest rangers who have been patrolling Pursat province’s Rovieng area have seized wildlife meat and illegal hunting, trapping and snaring equipment. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-alliance-and-rangers-seize-wild-meat-snares

Lake area allocated for garden, national park

The government has decided to allocate 83ha surrounding Tamok Lake (Kob Srov lake) to the Phnom Penh municipal administration and the National Police to establish a garden and national park and construct the Central Security Department buildings and infrastructures. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lake-area-allocated-garden-national-park

Court releases forest activists accused of trespassing

The Kratie provincial court on Monday released four forest activists after protesters outside the court demanded their release. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-releases-forest-activists-accused-trespassing

Organisations denounce arrest of activists for alleged trespassing

The winner of the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize along with three other forestry activists were sent to the Kratie provincial court yesterday after Korean-owned Think Biotech Cambodia Co Ltd accused them of trespassing on company premises. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50702058/organisations-denounce-arrest-of-activists-for-alleged-trespassing/

Waste-to-energy project in Phnom Penh proposed

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has unveiled a project which will convert waste materials to energy in Phnom Penh. A study on the waste materials for conversion will also be conducted simultaneously. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700938/waste-to-energy-project-in-phnom-penh-proposed

$800K dam deal inked to provide clean water

The Chinese-owned Sinohydro Kamchay Hydroelectric Project Co will start construction of an $800,000 overflow dam in Prek Kampong Bai, Kampot province. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700257/800k-dam-deal-inked-to-provide-clean-water

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