Environment and natural resources

Illegal logging in Mondulkiri soars after border reopens

Illegal logging is on the rise in Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province, with timber traders rushing to move the luxury wood along smuggling routes into Vietnam, right under the noses of local authorities. ...

Nang Veasna
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501103824/illegal-logging-in-mondulkiri-soars-after-border-reopens/

Kampong Thom Forestry Administration taking over patrols of Prey Ang Ten sanctuary

Kampong Thom provincial governor Nguon Rattanak has instructed the Forestry Administration (FA) cantonment to prepare for an increase in patrols in Prey Ang Ten Wildlife Sanctuary in order to more effectively prevent encroachment on state land. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-thom-forestry-administration-taking-over-patrols-prey-ang-ten-sanctuary

Coastal mangroves replenished

Officials of the Fisheries Administration’s (FiA) Preah Sihanouk provincial cantonment plan to replant at least 10,000 mangrove trees by the end of the year. The saplings will be used to replenish degraded an​d deforested areas of fishery communities. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/coastal-mangroves-replenished

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration vows to protect flooded forests

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration and the Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have expressed their commitment to protect the flooded forest and requested legal action against violators. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501101361/preah-sihanouk-provincial-administration-vows-to-protect-flooded-forests/

Ministry of Environment calls for stronger participation for Mekong Dolphin conservation

The Ministry of Environment has urged relevant authorities and the general public to further participate in the conservation of Mekong’s Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia, as the mammal ‘population has long been critically endangered. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501098107/ministry-of-environment-calls-for-stronger-participation-for-mekong-dolphin-conservation/

Pailin Governor takes action against encroachers

The government continues to move to crackdown on land encroachers, with Pailin Governor Ban Srey Mom took action against a group of land encroachers in the province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501096310/pailin-governor-takes-action-against-encroachers/

Zero-snaring fight moves to Kratie

The Zero-Snaring campaign has started after seeing considerable success in Stung Treng and Preah Vihear. ...

So Cheata
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501096641/zero-snaring-fight-moves-to-kratie/

Local participation, law enforcement vital to ending snaring crisis in Cambodia

Cambodia’s government officials and conservationists said here on Saturday that the participation by local people and strict law enforcement are essential to ending the snaring crisis and wildlife trafficking in the Southeast Asian country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501096777/local-participation-law-enforcement-vital-to-ending-snaring-crisis-in-cambodia/

500 people ordered to vacate sanctuary land

At least 500 people have been ordered to vacate Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Pursat province immediately because they have encroached on protected land. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501097061/500-people-ordered-to-vacate-sanctuary-land/

USAID commits $24M to climate-smart project in Cambodia

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) on June 16 announced the launch of the USAID Morodok Baitang – a new five-year, $24 million project at four conservation areas of Keo Seima, Lumphat, Siem Pang and the Cardamom Mountains to fight against climate change. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/usaid-commits-24m-climate-smart-project-cambodia

Waste collection fee defaulters to be ‘shamed’

People not paying for solid waste management services face being publicly humiliated warned the Phnom Penh municipal government yesterday, adding that the new waste collection fee list was introduced in November 2021, but many residents and businesses have failed to implement it. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501095722/waste-collection-fee-defaulters-to-be-shamed/

Over 70 wildlife species recorded in Phnom Tnout-Phnom Pok sanctuary

A recent wildlife survey which has been conducted in Phnom Tnout-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province has recorded more than 70 species, including endangered ones. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501090718/over-70-wildlife-species-recorded-in-phnom-tnout-phnom-pok-sanctuary/

73 species under threat from poaching in sanctuary

Endangered animals are among the 73 species of wildlife considered under threat from poaching and encroachment onto forest land that have been identified in the Phnom Tnaot-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/73-species-under-threat-poaching-sanctuary

14,000ha slated for families around Tonle Sap

Nearly 14,000ha of farmland in Zone 2 and Zone 3 of the Tonle Sap Lake have so far been allocated by the government to some 7,000 households in the provinces surrounding the lake, according to preliminary data seen by The Post on June 7. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/14000ha-slated-families-around-tonle-sap

Monks lead eco-pilgrimage to Cardamoms

Around 30 monks, lecturers and students are planning to march 265km, crossing the Cardamom Mountains in the Kingdom’s southwest, to inspire love for nature and promote environment conservation. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/monks-lead-eco-pilgrimage-cardamoms

Phnom Penh late waste service fees due June 15

The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration has reminded residents and business owners who have failed to pay for their rubbish and solid waste collection service fees that they must settle the bills by June 15, or risk additional penalties including a record of unpaid debt and ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/phnom-penh-late-waste-service-fees-due-june-15

Huadian helping Cambodia meet green transition goals

SOE produced more than 8.4 billion kilowatt-hours of clean power since launch of first unit in 2013. The 338-megawatt lower Stung Russei Chrum hydropower station located on the Stung Russei Chrum River in Koh Kong province, Cambodia, has been playing a key role in promoting ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501089471/huadian-helping-cambodia-meet-green-transition-goals/

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