Environment and natural resources

Kingdom welcomes 13 newborn Irrawaddy dolphins in 2019

The Kingdom has welcomed 13 newborn Irrawaddy dolphins in Kratie and Stung Treng provinces so far this year, according to the World Wildlife Fund. WWF yesterday said in a report its research team spotted the latest calf during an expedition to the Kampi dolphin pool ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50669819/kingdom-welcomes-13-newborn-irrawaddy-dolphins-in-2019/

Say Samal supports climate change action

Environment Minister Say Samal has called on developed countries to increase funding to tackle climate change issues faced by Cambodia and the world. Mr Samal made the call on Wednesday at the 25th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50669853/say-samal-supports-climate-change-action/

Think Biotech director Lu refutes activists’ illegal logging reports

Think Biotech (Cambodia) Co Ltd director Lu Chu Chang has dismissed as slanderous, reports by forest and environmental activists that the company is connected to illegal logging. The reports claimed Think Biotech was involved in the illegal logging of forests in the Prey Lang Wildlife ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/think-biotech-director-lu-refutes-activists-illegal-logging-reports

Ministries, institutions discuss measures for Mekong conservation

Members of relevant ministries and institutions gathered on Friday and Saturday to discuss the importance of the Mekong to Cambodia from a policy standpoint and how the government can best work together to ensure the conservation of the river. The two-day meeting, held under the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-institutions-discuss-measures-mekong-conservation

Ministry urges fire safety measures

The Ministry of Environment has told sub-national authorities to urge the public to be mindful when using fire to prevent incidents of wildfires. Wildfires caused by carelessness is punishable with five to 10 years in prison and a fine of 17-150 million riel ($4,250-$37,500). The ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-urges-fire-safety-measures

Seized materials from forest crimes to be auctioned off

General Sao Sokha, the commander of the National Military Police and chair of the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown of Natural Resources Crime, told municipal and provincial governors to maintain the quality and quantity of materials and equipment seized from forest crimes so that ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/seized-materials-forest-crimes-be-auctioned

Life in the Koh Kong jungle through the eyes of forest rangers

A photography exhibit chronicling the lives of forest rangers working toward the environmental protection of the jungles in Koh Kong province will be displayed on Saturday at the capital’s 5 Drunk Men sky bar. The photos are to be sold to, with the profits going to ...

Raksmey Hong
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/lifestyle-arts-culture/life-koh-kong-jungle-through-eyes-forest-rangers

Authorities identify land grabbers in Battambang

Battambang provincial authorities have identified individuals who encroached on Samlaut Multiple Use Area (formerly known as Samlot protected area) in O’Tatoeng village, Samlot commune, in Battambang province. Provincial Department of Environment director Kort Boran told The Post on Monday that his enforcement team removed more ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-identify-land-grabbers-battambang

Government to nominate national parks for heritage list

The government will nominate a national park and a bird sanctuary into the Asean Heritage list next year as they are abundant with biodiversity and wildlife, according to environment ministry officials.​​ Srun Darith, a secretary of state at the Environment Ministry, said the ministry is ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666782/government-to-nominate-national-parks-for-heritage-list/

Gov’t set to act on plastic waste

The government, civil societies and relevant partners have jointly committed to acting on the plastic waste crisis that is adversely affecting the environment, wildlife and public health. The joint commitment was made on Tuesday during the “Action Against Plastic Waste in Cambodia” forum in the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-set-act-plastic-waste

Kingdom-Hungary sewage solutions in the pipeline

The Ministry of Environment has announced that it will collaborate with Hungary to implement a pilot project to solve sewage system issues in towns in some provinces. A representative for the Hungarian Embassy in Cambodia, Zoltan Gyorgy Horvath, met with the ministry’s secretary of state, Sao ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-hungary-sewage-solutions-pipeline

Wildlife sanctuary redesignated

The government had designated the Western Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary and Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary as one protected area, which is officially named as “Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary”. The newly designated area of 133,707.73ha spans across Santepheap, Thma Keo and Prek Meas communes in Stung Treng ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-sanctuary-redesignated

Authorities of Kampong Speu province temporarily shut down 10 sawmills

Kampong Speu provincial authorities shut down 10 sawmills temporarily in four villages of Baset district for buying timber and operating without permission on Saturday. Provincial governor Vei Samnang said on Sunday that the owners of sawmills did not buy wood logged from the forest. Instead, ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-kampong-speu-province-temporarily-shut-down-10-sawmills

Digital platform for sustainable charcoal production in the works

An innovative digital platform for the government is being developed to promote the sustainable production and consumption of charcoal. It’s the work of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which partnered with the Group for Environment, Renewable Energies and Solidarity (Geres), the Regional Community Forestry ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666506/digital-platform-for-sustainable-charcoal-production-in-the-works/

Cycling campaign for Prey Preah Roka starts

Some 10 environmental activists launched the Riding a Bicycle for Prey Preah Roka campaign from November 29 to December 2.​​ They will ride across 300km from Phnom Penh to Preah Vihear province to promote natural resource protection and conservation amid threats of deforestation in the forestry ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cycling-campaign-prey-preah-roka-starts

Cambodian forest shrinks to only 47pct in last 40 over years

Cambodia’s forest cover was over 73 per cent in 1975 but it has shrunk to only about 47 per cent last year. In its Human Development Report Cambodia 2019, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said deforestation was mainly caused by rising wood demand for ...

New Straits Times Staff
https://www.nst.com.my/world/region/2019/11/542639/cambodian-forest-shrinks-only-47pct-last-40-over-years

Institute unveils project to tackle waste crisis

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) yesterday held a presentation in front of local authorities on a project that aims to tackle the waste crisis Cambodia is facing. ...

Poovenraj Kanagaraj
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665270/institute-unveils-project-to-tackle-waste-crisis/

Dengue, malaria eradication eyed in Prey Lang area

The Ministry of Environment is committed to eliminating malaria and other vector-borne diseases from the natural protected area in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary by 2025. This is in line with the National Strategic Plan for Elimination of Malaria 2011-2025. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dengue-malaria-eradication-eyed-prey-lang-area

Authorities on hunt for illegal timber suspect

Authorities are on the hunt for a man who escaped custody on Tuesday after being arrested for allegedly transporting luxurious timber in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary. The suspect was detained by environmental rangers at the Keo Seima Wildlife sanctuary headquarters on Monday but ran off into ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-hunt-illegal-timber-suspect

Contaminated stream leads to water scarcity

Some 100 families are left with no access to clean water after fish were spotted dead at their water sources – the O’Droun and O’Kles Klork streams – in Sambor district’s Kbal Damrei commune, Kratie province, O’Por village chief Sok Yoeun said on Tuesday. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/contaminated-stream-leads-water-scarcity

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