Environment and natural resources

580 iconic Giant Turtles released into Mekong river on World Turtle Day

To mark World Turtle Day, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in collaboration with Fisheries Administration celebrates the conservation of the Critically Endangered Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtles in Cambodia, by releasing 580 hatchlings into the wild. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501081043/580-iconic-giant-turtles-released-into-mekong-river-on-world-turtle-day/

Tourists flock to amazing Angkor Botanical Garden

More and more tourists have flocked into Angkor Botanical Garden in Siem Reap province after the official inauguration last week. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501081095/tourists-flock-to-amazing-angkor-botanical-garden/

Thirty critically endangered sea turtles hatch

Wildlife conservationists expressed joy to see 30 royal turtle eggs hatch at an artificial sand bank at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Centre (KKRCC) last week. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thirty-critically-endangered-sea-turtles-hatch

Over 300 converge for fifth annual crane festival

More than 300 people took part in the fifth annual Crane Festival in Anlung Pring Protected Landscape in southeastern Kampot province on May 19, to build public support for the conservation of the “venerable” sarus crane and in observation of World Migratory Bird Day five ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-300-converge-fifth-annual-crane-festival

Court returns disputed land to firm in Preah Vihear

A joint force, acting on the Preah Vihear Provincial Court order, on May 13 confiscated 23.4ha of state land from an individual and returned it to Mekong Rubber Plantation Co Ltd after he was judged to have illegally occupied the land – which had been ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-returns-disputed-land-firm-preah-vihear

Pursat encroachers told to clear out

The Pursat Provincial Hall has warned of administrative action – without exception – against those who have illegally encroached on or occupied land in the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pursat-encroachers-told-clear-out

Koh Sdach’s rubbish campaign aiming for big sea-coast clean-up

Authorities in Koh Kong province’s Kiri Sakor district – in collaboration with partner organisations – have carried out patrols and educated people and tourists on Koh Sdach, or King Island, on why they should not dispose of rubbish on the beach or in the sea, ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-sdachs-rubbish-campaign-aiming-big-sea-coast-clean

Conservationists call for law enforcement to end poaching, snaring in Cambodia

Conservationists on Monday called for immediate action to strengthen law enforcement and legislation to end a poaching and snaring crisis that are increasingly threatening Cambodia’s wildlife, according to a joint statement. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501076903/conservationists-call-for-law-enforcement-to-end-poaching-snaring-in-cambodia/

Regional natural resource protection forum held in Battambang

The 13th regional forum on natural resource protection and preservation was organised in Battambang town on May 13 to promote increased participation by sub-national level authorities and communities. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/regional-natural-resource-protection-forum-held-battambang

FiA, WWF to step up patrolling after third dolphin found dead

The Fisheries Administration (FiA) and World Wide Fund for Nature Cambodia (WWF-Cambodia) are beefing up their efforts to protect the remaining Irrawaddy dolphins in Kratie province following the death of another dolphin last week. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fia-wwf-step-patrolling-after-third-dolphin-found-dead

Environment ministry signs MoU with Kew Gardens on orchid study

The Ministry of Environment has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoU) – one with the UK’s prestigious Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, and the other with development partners – to conserve biodiversity and research wild orchids in Cambodia. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-signs-mou-kew-gardens-orchid-study

Safety fence erected following collapse of Kandal’s canal bank

A team from Kandal Provincial Administration built a safety fence to block public access to the bank of the Prek Tnaot canal in Takhmao commune and town, following a substantial collapse on May 9. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/safety-fence-erected-following-collapse-kandals-canal-bank

Environment Day celebrations feature 600km cycling tour

Members of civil society organisations and youth groups are celebrating World Environment Day by organising two cycling events which will last for a total of 25 days, according to a joint press statement. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-day-celebrations-feature-600km-cycling-tour

Rangers evict Oral sanctuary kiln operators

An environmental activist said more than 20 illegal brick kilns and huts had been demolished by rangers in the Oral Wildlife Sanctuary after their owners failed to follow instructions to cease their activities because they were depleting national forest resources. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rangers-evict-oral-sanctuary-kiln-operators

New Mlech water treatment plant in Kampot inaugurated

The new Mlech Water Treatment Plant in Kampot province’s Chumkiri district, which can produce 2,000 cubic metres of clean water a day, was formally inaugurated to meet the needs of the people in the area as well as in neighbouring Takeo province. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-mlech-water-treatment-plant-kampot-inaugurated

Program launched to improve water, sanitation and hygiene in Cambodia

WaterAid and The VF Foundation announce the launch of a year-long program to reach more than 85,000 people with access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501072154/program-launched-to-improve-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-cambodia/

Ministry to celebrate Kingdom’s plant diversity with National Orchid Day

The Ministry of Environment will organise the second National Orchid Day on May 11 to publicise the many kinds of orchids that grow in Cambodia, especially the Kingdom’s wild orchid species. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-celebrate-kingdoms-plant-diversity-national-orchid-day

Ministry marks Environment Day with park clean-up effort

The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the Battambang Provincial Administration, is to celebrate National and World Environment Day on May 5 to raise public awareness of environmental issues and preserve the environment for sustainable use of natural resources. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-marks-environment-day-park-clean-effort

S Reap officials seize contraband charcoal

The Siem Reap provincial Forestry Administration’s (FA) mobile team and local officials in Chi Kraeng district seized four charcoal trailers at the intersection of National Road 6 in Kok Thloak Krom commune on May 3 for transporting it across the provincial border. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/s-reap-officials-seize-contraband-charcoal

USAID-KOICA partnership to strengthen next generation of zoonotic disease experts in Cambodia

Cambodia’s next generation of experts on diseases that cross from animals to humans have received a boost thanks to a partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501070376/usaid-koica-partnership-to-strengthen-next-generation-of-zoonotic-disease-experts-in-cambodia/

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