Environment and natural resources

World Wetlands Day marked with calls to action

The Ministry of Environment and several institutions marked February 2, World Wetlands Day with an event that increased public awareness of the value and the role of wetlands and their current conditions. Presiding over the event in Battambang province, environment ministry secretary of state Srun ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-wetlands-day-marked-calls-action

Revive and restore wetlands, home to 40 percent of all biodiversity

Although coastal and freshwater wetlands – such as swamps, mangroves and marshes – contain 40 per cent of all plant and animal species, many are polluted or degraded due to climate change and human development. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501232119/revive-and-restore-wetlands-home-to-40-percent-of-all-biodiversity/

Finance minister’s wife gets state land in Keo Seima for ecotourism

Protected areas in Kirirom National Park and the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary are being privatized for companies run by family members of notorious tycoon Choeung Sopheap as well as the wife of the country’s finance minister. ...

Seoung Nimol
https://vodenglish.news/finance-ministers-wife-gets-state-land-in-keo-seima-for-ecotourism/

Bassac sea-link to reach Kampot seaport: ministry

A key study on a proposed waterway link from the Bassac River to the sea in the Kampot-Kep region has been completed, the transport ministry reported, revealing plans for the project to connect to a “seaport” in Kampot province, igniting hopes for a solid pop ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/bassac-sea-link-reach-kampot-seaport-ministry

‘Eco-tourism’ development on the cards for Koh Thmey isle

Local company HTTH Island Investment Co Ltd is reportedly studying the feasibility of a 16.68sq km “eco-tourism” development project on Koh Thmey island, just southeast of Prey Nop district’s Ream National Park in Preah Sihanouk province. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/eco-tourism-development-cards-koh-thmey-isle

India, Cambodia mark 70 years with 70 trees

Indian and Cambodian officials on January 30 planted 70 trees at Jayavarman-Norodom Phnom Kulen National Park in Siem Reap, in a ceremony held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two nations and to inspire people to care for the forest. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/india-cambodia-mark-70-years-70-trees

Ministry reminds rubber plantations on fire prevention

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ General Directorate of Rubber (GDR) issued four-point fire prevention guidelines to rubber plantation owners, as the autumn sees the trees shedding their leaves. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-reminds-rubber-plantations-fire-prevention

More rangers deployed to protect Mekong River dolphins

The Kratie provincial authorities have deployed more than 44 rangers with 11 patrol stations along the Mekong River in order to protect the Dolphin Conservation Area. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501230996/more-rangers-deployed-to-protect-mekong-river-dolphins/

Action plan set to safeguard Tonle Sap Lake

An inter-ministerial committee tasked with combating fisheries crimes at Tonle Sap Lake has issued a five-point action plan designed to preserve it as a natural resource for long-term public interests. The committee, led by Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina, finalised the plan during ...

Rann Reuy
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/action-plan-set-safeguard-tonle-sap-lake

Fishermen ordered to leave dolphin conservation area

The Kratie Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has given 30 days for six Vietnamese households to dismantle their floating homes and remove fishing docks from inside the “Prek Kampi Dolphin Protection and Conservation Management Area” near Russey Cha village, Chet Borey district. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501229565/fishermen-ordered-to-leave-dolphin-conservation-area/

More than 120 Asian bird species found in two protected areas

Preliminary reports from NatureLife researchers show that two of Cambodia’s protected areas serve as habitats for more than 120 Asian bird species. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501229412/more-than-120-asian-bird-species-found-in-two-protected-areas/

Marine plastic issue discussed

State institutions and development partners are gathering input on strategies for the efficient management of marine debris, especially plastic waste, in the tourist destinations of the Kingdom’s coastline. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/marine-plastic-issue-discussed

Water bird census released

The results of an Asian water bird census show that 91 species were identified in the Boeung Prek Lapouv Protected Landscape Area in Takeo province, while 34 were recorded in the Anlung Pring Protected Landscape Area of Kampot province.​ ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/water-bird-census-released

Cambodian elephant with a prosthetic leg visited by UK team

Academics and students from the University of Salford have returned from an outreach trip to Cambodia where they met with a number of prosthetic users, including an elephant. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501228752/cambodian-elephant-with-a-prosthetic-leg-visited-by-salford-team/

Zero-snaring campaign Phase II underway from March

The second phase of the Ministry of Environment’s zero-snaring campaign will begin in March. The campaign encourages businesses and the public to work together to protect the Kingdom’s remaining wildlife. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/zero-snaring-campaign-phase-ii-underway-march

Dolphin population survey completed

The first freshwater dolphin identification survey of 2023 was conducted from January 12-17, with the participation of international experts from the Sarasota Dolphin Research Programme, the US Marine Mammal Commission, and the specialist groups that constitute the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dolphin-population-survey-completed

Minister to FiA officials: Refine safeguards for river dolphins

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina has advised the Fisheries Administration (FiA) to devise a clear strategy to efficiently address the challenges involved with dolphin conservation, aside from banning all fishing in dolphin pools because of the threat it poses to the endangered ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-fia-officials-refine-safeguards-river-dolphins

Indigenous women voice collective concerns

A senior environment official called for calm after indigenous women’s communities urged relevant ministries and institutions to address their concerns by including their input into the draft amendments to the protected natural areas and forestry laws. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/indigenous-women-voice-collective-concerns

Waste management set as ‘priority’ for tourism industry, environment

Proper waste and solid waste management is a major challenge that could threaten the future of the rapidly growing tourism sector and broader economy, said stakeholders as they jointly committed to enhancing waste management in the urban and rural areas of Cambodia. ...

Sem Pisey
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/waste-management-set-priority-tourism-industry-environment

Waste management set as ‘priority’ for tourism industry, environment

Proper waste and solid waste management is a major challenge that could threaten the future of the rapidly growing tourism sector and broader economy, said stakeholders as they jointly committed to enhancing waste management in the urban and rural areas of Cambodia. ...

Sem Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/waste-management-set-priority-tourism-industry-environment

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