Environment and natural resources

Environment and natural resources policy and administration

Satellite tech to boost forest, natural resource protection

Minister of Environment Eang Sophalleth emphasised the critical importance of protecting forests and natural resources, asserting that it is a top priority for the ministry and stressing the need for modern technology to combat illegal activities in these areas. ...

Kim Yutharo
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/satellite-tech-to-boost-forest-natural-resource-protection

Ministry invests $250,000 to protect natural resources last year

Last year the Ministry of Environment provided $250,000 in funding for the protection of natural resources and improving the lives of local communities. The funding is intended to encourage citizens to help prevent forest crime in Cambodia. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501438766/ministry-invests-250000-to-protect-natural-resources-last-year/

Kingdom dedicated to fighting climate issues

A senior Ministry of Environment official has explained that although Cambodia is a low emitter of greenhouse gases, it is committed to contributing to climate change action. ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-dedicated-to-fighting-climate-issues

Ministry renew pledge with Wildlife Alliance on environment policy

The Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Alliance have reaffirmed their commitment to intensify collaborations, working towards bolstering environmental protection through the implementation of a circular strategy. ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-renew-pledge-wildlife-alliance-environment-policy

New protected landscapes created in four provinces

The government has established new protected landscape areas in four provinces – Preah Vihear, Ratanakkiri, Banteay Meanchey and Kampong Thom. The new areas total more than 4,000ha. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-protected-landscapes-created-four-provinces

Burning of Environment Ministry station caps off years-long feud

The scorched remains of an Environment Ministry station still lay strewn about after more than 300 farmers burned it down two weeks ago. Even the outhouse was reduced to rubble in the culmination of a multi-year conflict between local communities and ministry officials. ...

Andrew Califf, Seoung Nimol, and Eung Sea
https://cambojanews.com/burning-of-environment-ministry-station-caps-off-years-long-feud/

Government orders $500,000 fines, relocation, for company polluting Sangke river

After waste from a Battambang-based industrial company polluted the Sangke river, the Environment Ministry imposed fines of around half a million dollars and order the company to relocate 10 kilometers away in a letter issued Thursday. ...

Sovann Sreypich and Runn Sreydeth
https://cambojanews.com/government-orders-500000-fines-relocation-for-company-polluting-sangke-river/

Cambodia rolls out UN-linked five-year green economy plan

The environment ministry on May 12 formally rolled out the five-year Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Cambodia, in an affirmation of the Kingdom’s commitment towards sustainability and inclusivity in economic growth. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-rolls-out-un-linked-five-year-green-economy-plan

Bush meat poses ‘virus threat’

According to a recent scientific study, many of the viruses that caused some of the world’s most serious health risk outbreaks were transmitted from wild animals to humans. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bush-meat-poses-virus-threat

Regional meet gauges ozone-depleting-substance phaseout progress

Ministry of Environment secretary of state Pak Sokharavuth from March 13-17 attended meetings of senior officials in charge of implementing the Montreal Protocol in Southeast Asia, including a “green customs” workshop on reporting and managing trade in ozone-depleting substances (ODS), in Vietnam’s Halong city. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/regional-meet-gauges-ozone-depleting-substance-phaseout-progress

MRC makes ‘historic breakthrough’ on hydropower and environment after years of talks

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) announced Tuesday the approval of a “milestone” document revising preliminary design guidance for hydropower projects and separate new guidelines on cross-border environmental impact assessments. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501162894/mrc-makes-historic-breakthrough-on-hydropower-and-environment-after-years-of-talks/

NGO wants Koh Kong Krao study made public

A petition requesting the report of a study on the Koh Kong Krao area and progress made in designating the area as a national marine park to be made public was submitted by the Mother Nature Movement to the Ministry of Environment. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501139062/ngo-wants-koh-kong-krao-study-made-public/

Environment ministry considering establishing Cambodian climate finance mechanism

Cambodia has been studying a proposal to establish a Cambodian climate finance facility for it to contribute to the development of a low-carbon national economy and to respond to climate change. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-considering-establishing-cambodian-climate-finance-mechanism

Monk seeks action after Banteng killed in Oddar Meanchey forest

An activist monk from the Sorng Rukhavoan Forest Community called on authorities to search for poachers who trapped and killed a banteng in Oddar Meanchey province’s Anlong Veng district on February 18. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/monk-seeks-action-after-banteng-killed-oddar-meanchey-forest

Cambodia studies impacts of undersea fiber optic cables

The Kingdom is studying the environmental impacts from the construction of undersea fiber optic cables connecting Hong Kong to Preah Sihanouk province at a distance of over 300km.   ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-studies-impacts-undersea-fiber-optic-cables

Illegal wildlife snares pose big challenges

The Ministry of Environment remain committed to enforcing laws against the illegal wildlife trade in Cambodia. It said that in 2021, rangers and partner NGO officials removed a total of 61,611 snares installed in natural protected areas. The ministry said the number of snares found ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-wildlife-snares-pose-big-challenges

Cambodia one of just 49 countries to submit climate strategy to UN

Cambodia on December 30 submitted its Carbon Long-Term Development Strategy (LTS4CN) to the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) , according to the Ministry of Environment. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-one-just-49-countries-submit-climate-strategy-un

Ministry of Water Resources: This week in the central lowlands may be flooded

During this week, some areas in the central lowlands of Cambodia may be flooded due to natural phenomena. This is according to the weather forecast of the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.postkhmer.com/national/2021-08-31-1000-222708.html

Authorities seize back 700 hectares of grabbed land

Authorities have seized about 700 hectares of illegally grabbed protected forest land in Kampot province on the orders of Environment Minister Say Samal who was informed of the crimes during a visit to Bokor National Park on Monday. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50902749/authorities-seize-back-700-hectares-of-grabbed-land/

Mondulkiri gold mine gets go ahead despite environmental risks

Fears that history may repeat itself and lead to yet more contamination of Cambodia’s rivers has been offset by the estimated $40 million the government will receive annually from Renaissance Minerals. ...

Phoung Vantha
https://cambodianess.com/article/mondulkiri-gold-mine-gets-go-ahead-despite-environmental-risks

Ministries to cooperate on forest protection plan

Officials from multiple ministries will join administrators from the Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) for a visit this week to the Techo Sen Russey Treb Park in Preah Vihear province in preparation for setting up a joint mechanism to combat poaching and other forestry crimes. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-cooperate-forest-protection-plan

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