Environment and natural resources

Environment and natural resources policy and administration

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

Natural area selected as sustainable use park

The government has issued a sub-decree establishing the Tuolporn Taley Boeung Sne Multiple Use Area covering 3,557ha in one town and three districts of Prey Veng province.​ The sub-decree’s stated purpose is to ensure the preservation of the natural beauty, ecology, biodiversity, environment and culture while ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/natural-area-selected-sustainable-use-park

MoE on the lookout for biodiverse ecotourism spots

The Ministry of Environment and Tour Guides Association are working together to identify potential ecotourism spots in protected areas. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804348/moe-on-the-lookout-for-biodiverse-ecotourism-spots/

CSOs, communities request EIAs

Civil society organisations (CSOs) and communities have urged the government and relevant institutions to make Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) public, but officials say they are required to follow the policies of confidentiality of private firms. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/csos-communities-request-eias

All clear for construction of 700MW coal plant

A 700 MW coal-fired power plant in Preah Sihanouk province is set to begin construction soon, as authorities announce they have completed an environmental and social impact review. The $1.3 billion project is developed by Cambodia International Investment Development Group Co Ltd (CIIDG), in coordination ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/all-clear-construction-700mw-coal-plant

Gov’t, USAID criticized for inaction over severe forest loss at Prey Lang sanctuary

The University of Copenhagen’s open letter used data from the University of Maryland’s Global Forest Change dataset and other data points to show that 7,510 hectares of forestland were lost at the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary in 2019, the worst loss since 2016 when the ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/govt-usaid-criticized-for-inaction-over-severe-forest-loss-at-prey-lang-sanctuary/5478565.html?

50,000 hectares in two sanctuaries registered as state land

The Environment Ministry has registered more than 50,000 hectares of protected area of the Peam Krasop and Phnom Prich wildlife sanctuaries as state land in a bid to eliminate land disputes in conservation areas. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50714774/50000-hectares-in-two-sanctuaries-registered-as-state-land/

Men held over forest clearing in Mondulkiri

Four men were detained on Tuesday for clearing land in a biodiversity conservation corridor of protected natural areas in Koh Nhek district, in Mondulkiri province. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/men-held-over-forest-clearing-mondulkiri

Monks reveal Sangke threat

The Battambang provincial governor has ordered the authorities to close sewers in the Sangke River after monks posted a video showing toxic wastewater flowing into it and allegedly affecting nearby residents’ health. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/monks-reveal-sangke-threat

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