Environment and natural resources

Online publisher arrested over land grab

Police in Mondulkiri province on Tuesday arrested a local online publisher accused of encroaching on government protected land and drug use. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766062/online-publisher-arrested-over-land-grab/

Skeleton of gaur found at Oddar Meanchey sanctuary

Environment officers said foul play is not suspected in the death of a gaur on Saturday at Kulen Prum Tep Wildlife Sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey province.​ There was no evidence that it died from being trapped or shot. Only its skeleton remained, as found by ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/skeleton-gaur-found-oddar-meanchey-sanctuary

Only 800 lesser adjutants left in Kingdom, WCS says

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has voiced concern about the decline of the lesser adjutant population which number only about 800 in Cambodia. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/only-800-lesser-adjutants-left-kingdom-wcs-says

Eld’s deer spotted in Kratie’s Sambor Wildlife Sanctuary

Four Eld’s deer, an endangered species, were photographed for the first time in five years by camera traps in Sambor Wildlife Sanctuary in Kratie province. The species is listed as endangered in both Cambodia’s Forestry Law and on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766444/elds-deer-spotted-in-kraties-sambor-wildlife-sanctuary/

Promoting the protection of Prey Lang Forests

The Ministry of Environment and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a social and behaviour change communication campaign to protect forests and wildlife in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, as they are considered to be under threat. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50765554/promoting-the-protection-of-prey-lang-forests/

Flash floods hit multiple provinces

Torrential rain has caused flooding across several provinces, with authorities announcing an emergency, temporarily banning travel as water levels continue to rise. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50765184/flash-floods-hit-multiple-provinces/

NGO asks interior minister to lend a hand in Kampong Speu forest land protection

Anti-Corruption, Natural Resource Protection and Civil Rights Protection (ACNCIPO) director Chea Hean said on Monday he is requesting help from Minister of Interior Sar Kheng to protect more than 150ha in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary.   ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-asks-interior-minister-lend-hand-kampong-speu-forest-land-protection

M’kiri rangers bust wildlife hunters, hold one for questioning

Mondulkiri Department of Environment rangers arrested a man in Ror Nhor commune’s Koh Nhek district last Saturday on suspicion of illegally hunting wildlife. ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mkiri-rangers-bust-wildlife-hunters-hold-one-questioning

Lake set for development

The government is set to hand over 38ha of Boeung Tamok Lake for development, according to two sub-decrees dated September 1 and seen by The Post on Sunday. The first sub-decree says 15ha of the lake will be given to the National Committee for Disaster Management, ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lake-set-development

Pursat families ordered to vacate illegal homes in wildlife sanctuary

Pursat provincial authorities gave 21 families seven days to take down 43 houses and cottages after officials said they were illegally occupying land in a protected natural area of the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary. The families were told they face legal action if they refuse to ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pursat-families-ordered-vacate-illegal-homes-wildlife-sanctuary

Ministry wants dolphin areas on UNESCO list

The Ministry of Environment has been tasked with compiling data on four areas that are home to Irrawaddy dolphins in Kratie and Preah Vihear provinces. The report is in preparation for possible inclusion on the UNESCO World Natural Heritage list. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-wants-dolphin-areas-unesco-list

Three Mother Nature activists detained over social media post

Three environmental activists from the NGO Mother Nature were detained for questioning on September 3 over posts they made on social media saying they planned to march to the prime minister’s house to raise awareness on environmental issues caused by the filling in of Boeng Tamok ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/three-mother-nature-activists-detained-over-social-media-post/

Prek Kampi potential Natural World Heritage Site

The Ministry of Environment is currently considering putting Prek Kampi on a tentative list to send to UNESCO, to potentially become a Natural World Heritage Site. ...

Sok Srey Lux
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50760476/prek-kampi-potential-natural-world-heritage-site/

In Cambodia, a sweeping new environment code languishes in legal limbo

In Cambodia, the Mekong River winds past Southeast Asia’s largest remaining lowland evergreen forest before filling up Tonle Sap, the region’s largest freshwater lake. The river, lined with valuable sand, is home to an abundance of endangered species like the Mekong giant catfish and giant ...

Andrew Nachemson
https://news.mongabay.com/2020/08/in-cambodia-a-sweeping-new-environment-code-languishes-in-legal-limbo/

Oral sanctuary land grab thwarted

Kampong Speu provincial police and NGO ACNCIPO director Chea Hean stopped nearly 100 people from grabbing more than 200ha illegally in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary on Wednesday. The incident occurred at the Trapaing Thmea village in Oral district. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oral-sanctuary-land-grab-thwarted

Dolphins face fishing threat

Fishing offences in the Anlong Kampi Irrawaddy dolphin conservation area are still happening despite a ban, the Kampi fishing community said. Most fish poachers use electric shock devices with power connected to their nets to catch fish in deep water, a practice that affects rare ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dolphins-face-fishing-threat

Military officer arrested over land-clearing allegations

Police in Pursat province arrested a high-ranking military officer on Monday, accusing him of encroaching and clearing around 40 hectares of the state’s protected forest areas in Veal Veng district.​ ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50756944/military-officer-arrested-over-land-clearing-allegations/

‘Safety, data and green’ is key for transport industry

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has outlined the three key areas of safety, data management and environmental sustainability for the Cambodian and regional transport industries during and after the current COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50757191/safety-data-and-green-is-key-for-transport-industry/

8 Giant Ibis nests discovered in wildlife sanctuaries in Cambodia

Eight Giant Ibis nests have been found in the middle of the nesting season this year, running from May through to October, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society in Cambodia (WCS Cambodia).​​ ...

Heng Panha
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755672/8-giant-ibis-nests-discovered-in-wildlife-sanctuaries-in-cambodia-2/

8 Giant Ibis nests discovered in wildlife sanctuaries in Cambodia

Eight Giant Ibis nests have been found in the middle of the nesting season this year, running from May through to October, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society in Cambodia (WCS Cambodia). ...

Heng Panha/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755672/8-giant-ibis-nests-discovered-in-wildlife-sanctuaries-in-cambodia-2/

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