Environment and natural resources

Greater adjutant increases in Cambodia

The population of the greater adjutant stork is continuously increasing in Cambodia despite global climatic changes, habitat destruction, wetland pollution, and other environmental factors. ...

Mao Chanvireak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50899812/greater-adjutant-increases-in-cambodia/

Kep beaches to receive makeover

The National Committee for Coastal Management and Development of Cambodia on Thursday approved its support of the project to develop a high-level public beach resort in Kep province. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50900011/kep-beaches-to-receive-makeover/

Authorities seize wild meat from market in Kratie

An emergency wildlife rescue team raided a market in Kratie. The team found nearly 14 kilograms of wild meat. The illegal meat found included 3.7 kilograms of wild boar meat and 10.2 kilograms of wild oxen meat. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50899443/authorities-seize-wild-meat-from-market-in-kratie/

Ministry of Tourism doubles down on reminders of safety measures for adventure tourists

The potential adventure tourism in Cambodia has been observed to be rising. The country’s mostly virgin landscapes are a honeypot for the more adventurous of tourists who long to strip off city routine for the crisp fresh air of the wild forests, mountains, and plains ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50899225/ministry-of-tourism-doubles-down-on-reminders-of-safety-measures-for-adventure-tourists/

Siem Reap plastic waste campaign nets nearly 2,000 bags, NGO says

More than 300 families from fishing communities in Siem Reap province’s Puok district have joined a campaign to collect plastic waste from areas around the Tonle Sap Lake and their houses. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-plastic-waste-campaign-nets-nearly-2000-bags-ngo-says

Building climate-resilient health systems in Cambodia

The impacts of climate change in Cambodia are increasingly posing risks to people’s health, while straining the country’s health system. Since 2019, the country has been piloting a project to help increase the resilience and capacity of its health systems to respond to these climate-sensitive ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50898868/building-climate-resilient-health-systems-in-cambodia/

ADB climate scheme benefits Kingdom

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced that their six-year pioneering regional technical assistance initiative has helped reduce the threat posed by climate change to public health in Cambodia. ...

Ry Sochan
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/adb-climate-scheme-benefits-kingdom

Rare dolphin found dead in Preah Sihanouk

A rare Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin was found dead on Monday along the shores of the Poy Chumteav Mao area in Preah Sihanouk. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50898217/rare-dolphin-found-dead-in-preah-sihanouk/

Cambodia home to 849 species of moth

Cambodia is home to 849 species of moth, pointed out the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) in a Facebook post today on the occasion of the National Moth Week which started on July 17.​ ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50898002/cambodia-home-to-849-species-of-moth/

MOE ignores ‘twisted’ CYNA report on high forest crimes

The Ministry of Environment (MoE)  yesterday rejected the report of the Cambodian Youth Network Association (CYNA) and  Prey Lang Community Network that found high forest crimes in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50896564/moe-ignores-twisted-cyna-report-on-high-forest-crimes/

Concern over declining numbers of sarus cranes

Birdlife Cambodia has expressed concern over the sarus crane population following destruction of nests by wild pigs. ...

Mao Chanvireak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50897504/concern-over-declining-numbers-of-sarus-cranes/

As ecotourism grows in popularity, so does a garbage problem

After a lengthy trek from the nearest village, Lim Sengleang finally reached the peak of Khnong Phsar on a clear day in June. The fresh air and striking views of the surrounding Cardamom Mountains made the hike well worth the effort, said the 26-year-old Phnom ...

Sam Sopich
https://cambojanews.com/as-ecotourism-grows-in-popularity-so-does-a-garbage-problem/

Agriculture minister clarifies ministry’s roles

The management of natural resources, especially the prosecution of forestry and fisheries crimes, is not within the jurisdiction or the sole responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, minister Veng Sakhon said. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/agriculture-minister-clarifies-ministrys-roles

Forestry crimes persist, but on small scale, official says

In the first six months of this year, rangers from the Ministry of Environment went on 14,422 patrols in protected natural areas and biodiversity corridors, investigated 4,238 cases of natural resource offences, imposed fines in 511 of those cases and sent 515 of the cases ...

Voun Dara
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/forestry-crimes-persist-small-scale-official-says

Guar herd caught on camera: ministry

A herd of gaurs with calves was spotted by an infrared-triggered camera trap at one of the Kingdom’s many wildlife sanctuaries, raising hopes among local and international biodiversity conservationists that the species can be saved from extinction, according to the Ministry of Environment on July ...

Mom Kunthear
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/guar-herd-caught-camera-ministry

Protected areas in Kampot given boost by governor

Kampot authorities have been ordered to take immediate action to stop and annul all signatures on land transfer letters for the purchase or sale of state land in protected areas and the biodiversity conservation corridor. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50894829/protected-areas-in-kampot-given-boost-by-governor/

“Boeng Prek Lpov” to be a Ramsar site

There are plans underway to include “Boeng Prek Lpov” as a protected area with Ramsar, a wetland, designated to be of international importance under the Ramsar Convention to be organised by the Ministry of Environment and Birdlife International Cambodia Programme.​ ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50894834/boeng-prek-lpov-to-be-a-ramsar-site/

Programme launched to rehabilitate land in degraded forest areas

A project to rehabilitate degraded forest land through the development of integrated agriculture and agroforestry to improve the livelihoods of local residents is being implemented by the Forestry Administration’s Institute for Forest and Wildlife Research and Development (IRD).​ ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/programme-launched-rehabilitate-land-degraded-forest-areas

Poachers told: Stop hunting endangered species

The Wildlife Alliance Cambodia (WAC) has expressed concern that if poachers continue to hunt for Asian Leaf Turtle and Asian soft-shelled turtles, then these critically endangered species will become extinct.​ ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50893315/poachers-told-stop-hunting-endangered-species/

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