Environment and natural resources

Conservation area residents registered for land requests

The provinces of Koh Kong, Kep and Oddar Meanchey have completed a census identifying long-time residents of areas designated as protected natural land and conservation areas. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/conservation-area-residents-registered-land-requests

Makro stocks K Kong mussels

Koh Kong blue mussels are now available at Makro Supermarket in western Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district, after a deal was struck with local communities in an effort to boost incomes and support the conservation of mangroves, according to a senior Ministry of Environment official. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/makro-stocks-k-kong-mussels

Ministry reports illegal land grabs in Bokor National Park

Authorities have identified 201 cases of illegal land encroachment, involving more than 619 hectares, in Preah Monivong (Bokor) National Park from July 3 last year to July 31 this year.   ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50942219/ministry-reports-illegal-land-grabs-in-bokor-national-park/

Floods affect more than 6,000 families in Banteay Meanchey province

On Sunday night, the National Committee for Disaster Management presented an update report on the total  impact caused by the floods in Banteay Meanchey province as of the evening of September 26. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50942361/floods-affect-more-than-6000-families-in-banteay-meanchey-province/

WCS discover two nesting colonies of lesser adjutants

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia announced that it had recently found two breeding colonies of lesser adjutants – one containing five nests and the other two – in the north of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, Mondulkiri province, as the September-November nesting season rolls on. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wcs-discover-two-nesting-colonies-lesser-adjutants

Climate-proof farming techniques ‘boost yields’

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon presented a study on water and soil management using climate-wise farming techniques that can help farmers adapt to climate change and increase their rice yields at the same time. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/climate-proof-farming-techniques-boost-yields

World Bank to address concern about proposed Kandal landfill

The World Bank said they will address concerns raised by 292 families regarding a landfill project in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district through meetings with all stakeholders. The families have requested that the landfill project in the Prek Raing reservoir area be relocated. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-bank-address-concern-about-proposed-kandal-landfill

MRC and LMC to study changing hydrology across Mekong Basin

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Dialogue Partners China and Myanmar have approved a joint study of changing hydrological conditions across the Mekong River Basin. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50939340/mrc-and-lmc-to-study-changing-hydrology-across-mekong-basin/

Siamese croc hatchlings spotted in Srepok

A wildlife research team from the Ministry of Environment and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) confirmed that they spotted eight Siamese crocodile hatchlings (Crocodylus siamensis) on September 9 in Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary of Mondulkiri province. Siamese crocodiles are a critically endangered species. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siamese-croc-hatchlings-spotted-srepok

ANA keeps Angkor Park green with tree planting

In the 17-year period from 2004 to 2021, the Apsara National Authority (ANA) – a body tasked with managing the Angkor Archaeology Park – planted more than two million trees in the Angkor area in order to enhance environmental beauty and attract more domestic and ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ana-keeps-angkor-park-green-tree-planting

NGOs mark World Cleanup Day, bag 8 tonnes of waste

A group of NGOs bagged eight tonnes of rubbish over two days to celebrate World Cleanup Day this year in four provinces. They said the purpose of the event was to urge people to care for the environment and fight climate change by better management ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-mark-world-cleanup-day-bag-8-tonnes-waste

New community proposed to protect Stung Sen Ramsar site

Fifty-one families, equivalent to 87% of the total number  of households in Phat Sanday commune, Kampong Svay district, Kampong Thom province, have applied to establish a new community in the Stung Sen Ramsar site for the protection and conservation of natural resources by local villagers ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50938052/new-community-proposed-to-protect-stung-sen-ramsar-site/

ANA keeps Angkor Park green with tree planting

In the 17-year period from 2004 to 2021, the Apsara National Authority (ANA) – a body tasked with managing the Angkor Archaeology Park – planted more than two million trees in the Angkor area in order to enhance environmental beauty and attract more domestic and ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ana-keeps-angkor-park-green-tree-planting

Clean energy and Mekong conservation are hot topics

Environment Minister Say Samal and Australian Ambassador Pablo Kang on Wednesday discussed ways to cooperate to achieve environmental goals ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on October 31 – November 12. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50936733/clean-energy-and-mekong-conservation-are-hot-topics/

City hall stiffens waste rules, but cites progress

Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng has issued official rules for residents to follow when disposing of solid waste and warned of legal action in case of non-compliance. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/city-hall-stiffens-waste-rules-cites-progress

UNDP urges citizens and businesses to turn trash to Compost

UNDP urges people and businesses to use organic waste as compost to avoid dumping it in the littering field, which creates greenhouse gases that harm the environment and the planet.   ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.postkhmer.com/national/2021-09-10-1258-223368.html

Sixty endangered bird species seen flocking to Kingdom wetland areas

The Kampong Thom provincial Department of Environment and BirdLife Cambodia have recorded the presence of more than 60 endangered species in the Stung Sen “Ramsar site” and the Boeung Chhma core area within the Tonle Sap biosphere reserve in Kampong Thom province. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sixty-endangered-bird-species-seen-flocking-kingdom-wetland-areas

Kingdom’s vulture number a ‘positive’ sign

In Cambodia’s four sanctuaries with vulture populations, there are 140 vultures currently present – a number considered small but encouraging among relevant ministries and partner organisations involved in the protection and preservation of the species. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdoms-vulture-number-positive-sign

Gov’t rejects firm’s bid to reclaim lake for satellite city

The Government has rejected an application by a private company wishing to purchase 1,000 hectares of land in Kandal province to develop a satellite city. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50929759/govt-rejects-firms-bid-to-reclaim-lake-for-satellite-city/

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