Environment and natural resources

Wildlife Alliance appreciates government’s decision on Phnom Tamao

Wildlife Alliance has expressed its appreciation for the decision of the Royal Government of Cambodia to cancel development projects at Phnom Tamao Widlife Rescue Center’s forest area in Bati district, Takeo province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501128696/wildlife-alliance-appreciates-governments-decision-on-phnom-tamao/

Wildlife group distressed by land clearing in Tamao

Wildlife Alliance (WA) expressed its dissatisfaction concerning the clearing of hundreds of hectares of land next to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Sanctuary by developer Leng Navatra Company into a gated community and resort. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501124332/wildlife-group-distressed-by-land-clearing-in-tamao/

Zero-Snaring Campaign kicks off in Mondulkiri

The Ministry of Environment and environmentalists have express of the risk of loss of rare species amid government cooperating with relevant partners to launch the fourth “Zero-Snaring Campaign” in Mondulkiri province to protect the wildlife animal in the last protected areas. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501121632/zero-snaring-campaign-kicks-off-in-mondulkiri/

Stung Chinit Dam to be completed this year

The long-haul construction of Stung Chinit Dam, started in 2004, is reported to be completed by this year. Yo La, Director of Kampong Thom Provincial Department of Water Resources and Meteorology, told local news on 30 July that the construction of the dam, headed by ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501123357/stung-chinit-dam-to-be-completed-this-year/

Cambodia to import wild tigers

After decades of conflict and years of intensive poaching of tigers in Cambodia, the animals disappeared but the country is planning to reintroduce the “big cats” from India for release in protected areas, hoping to rehabilitate the extinct species. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501123059/cambodia-to-import-wild-tigers/

Environment ministry, activists spar over Preah Roka deforestation claims

The Kuy indigenous community in Brame village and commune and six environmental activists claim to have found 260 cases of deforestation in the Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary of Preah Vihear province from July 15 to 17. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-activists-spar-over-preah-roka-deforestation-claims

Veterinary officials in Siem Reap call on farmers to vaccinate cattle

A Senior veterinary official said that Siem Reap is conducting a campaign to vaccinate cattle and have called for the participation of farmers in vaccinating their animals. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501116228/veterinary-officials-in-siem-reap-call-on-farmers-to-vaccinate-cattle/

Youth group campaigns for refusal of plastics use

The Youth Resource Development Program (YRDP) launched a 4Rs campaign – Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – with the slogan “refusal to use plastics starts with you” to urge youths and others to reduce their plastic use, which they believe is harmful to the health ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youth-group-campaigns-refusal-plastics-use

Japan donates 10 rubbish trucks to ministry for use in 11 towns, districts

The government of Japan has donated 10 new bin lorries to the Ministry of Environment, which has added an additional five trucks. The fifteen sanitation support vehicles will be distributed to several provinces in order to expand waste collection services. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-donates-10-rubbish-trucks-ministry-use-11-towns-districts

WWF hails Cambodia’s efforts to protect biodiversity by law

While there is a significant decline in biodiversity and forest resources worldwide, Cambodia’s biodiversity resources are protected by law, said Seng Teak, WWF-Cambodia Country Director, reacting to a tree planting event held at Siem Reap yesterday. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501111495/wwf-hails-cambodias-efforts-to-protect-biodiversity-by-law/

Six more hectares of Tamouk lake granted to private owners

At least six hectares of land in the Tamouk lake area, also known as Boeng Kob Srov, have been handed over by the government to Seng Youan, Director-General of the General Department of Logistics and Finance of the Ministry of Interior, for personal use and ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501111494/six-more-hectares-of-tamouk-lake-granted-to-private-owners/

Gaur mother and calf spotted grazing with herd of cows

Two gaur – a mother and her calf – were spotted with a herd of domestic cattle grazing in the forest in Preah Vihear province, giving new hope to conservationists concerned about the protection of Cambodia’s biodiversity. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gaur-mother-and-calf-spotted-grazing-herd-cows

King calls for more trees to be planted

King Norodom Sihamoni has expressed his wish for Cambodians to plant trees of all species in as many places as possible. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501109984/king-calls-for-more-trees-to-be-planted/

Illegal logging in Mondulkiri soars after border reopens

Illegal logging is on the rise in Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province, with timber traders rushing to move the luxury wood along smuggling routes into Vietnam, right under the noses of local authorities. ...

Nang Veasna
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501103824/illegal-logging-in-mondulkiri-soars-after-border-reopens/

Kampong Thom Forestry Administration taking over patrols of Prey Ang Ten sanctuary

Kampong Thom provincial governor Nguon Rattanak has instructed the Forestry Administration (FA) cantonment to prepare for an increase in patrols in Prey Ang Ten Wildlife Sanctuary in order to more effectively prevent encroachment on state land. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-thom-forestry-administration-taking-over-patrols-prey-ang-ten-sanctuary

Coastal mangroves replenished

Officials of the Fisheries Administration’s (FiA) Preah Sihanouk provincial cantonment plan to replant at least 10,000 mangrove trees by the end of the year. The saplings will be used to replenish degraded an​d deforested areas of fishery communities. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/coastal-mangroves-replenished

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration vows to protect flooded forests

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration and the Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have expressed their commitment to protect the flooded forest and requested legal action against violators. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501101361/preah-sihanouk-provincial-administration-vows-to-protect-flooded-forests/

Ministry of Environment calls for stronger participation for Mekong Dolphin conservation

The Ministry of Environment has urged relevant authorities and the general public to further participate in the conservation of Mekong’s Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia, as the mammal ‘population has long been critically endangered. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501098107/ministry-of-environment-calls-for-stronger-participation-for-mekong-dolphin-conservation/

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