Environment and natural resources

Prek Tnaot families face eviction for river ‘restoration’ linked to elite company

Nearly 100 families living near Takhmao city are facing eviction as authorities pledge to restore the heavily-polluted river running next to their homes in a project linked to a real estate company with connections to the prime minister’s family. ...

Ngay Nai and Fiona Kelliher
https://vodenglish.news/prek-tnaut-families-face-eviction-for-river-restoration-linked-to-elite-company/

$40m plan to protect Asian elephants

The Ministry of Environment estimates that it will need $40.5 million to care for the country’s Asian elephants over the next 10 years. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501192065/40m-plan-to-protect-asian-elephants/

Lumphat sanctuary to generate carbon credit by 2024

Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary – home to a variety of endangered animals and birds – is expected to generate carbon credits in 130,000 hectares of the sanctuary by 2024 and reduce carbon emission by at least 115,000 tonnes per year. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501190983/lumphat-sanctuary-to-generate-carbon-credit-by-2024/

Cambodia urged to develop green finance ecosystem

Cambodia needs to cultivate a conducive ecosystem for the development of its green finance market and make it sustainable and attractive for potential investors, experts said at a forum yesterday while calling upon both the government and the private sector to take the initiatives in ...

Manoj Mathew
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501189599/cambodia-urged-to-develop-green-finance-ecosystem/

Rare bird’s nest count doubles in sanctuary

A Sambo Wildlife Sanctuary biodiversity monitoring and research team were on November 22 excited to report the presence of 48 lesser adjutant nests, with 68 adult birds and their chicks confirmed living in the Mekong flooded forest habitat. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rare-birds-nest-count-doubles-sanctuary

Snaring increasing in Phnom Oral, say sanctuary villagers

Residents of Sorya village in Oral district’s Tasal commune of Kampong Speu province claim that snaring crimes are still a serious concern in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary, especially in the Phnom Thom and Khnong Veal areas. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/snaring-increasing-phnom-oral-say-sanctuary-villagers

Kingdom to sell more carbon credits

At the 27th UN climate change conference (COP27) in Egypt, Cambodia agreed to sell 15 million tonnes of carbon credits to international partners in order to offset their carbon emissions while reducing deforestation in the Kingdom through its REDD+ projects. ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-sell-more-carbon-credits

Prek Tnaut Pollution Hits a New Low as Water Declared ‘Hazardous’

Those living near the river, which flows from Kampong Speu through Kandal province, say that they have long avoided using its water for drinking, cooking or cleaning as the area has become increasingly polluted over the last decade. ...

Ngay Nai and Fiona Kelliher
https://vodenglish.news/prek-tnaut-pollution-hits-a-new-low-as-water-declared-hazardous/

Environment ministry Nat’l Environmental Sanitation Day event planned for November 22

The Ministry of Environment will celebrate National Environmental Sanitation Day on November 22 in Sen Monorom town in Mondulkiri province. The event will be held under the theme “Our motherland, Our duties, Clean and Green”. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-natl-environmental-sanitation-day-event-planned-november-22

Environment ministry warns public to beware of fraudulent brokers selling protected land

The Ministry of Environment has warned the public about scammers who were deceiving people by claiming they legally owned land in protected areas and providing them with fake ownership deeds in bogus land sales when it isn’t possible for anyone to privately own protected land. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-warns-public-beware-fraudulent-brokers-selling-protected-land

People in Teuk Chhou district, Kampot province vow to protect Phnom Toteung community forest for the fear of lost forest

This is what the people of Kampong Chen village, Steung Keo commune, Teuk Chhou district, Kampot province said, Phnom Toteung Community Forest is not only a sanctuary for the people who live in the vicinity of this community forest, they can also enjoy non-timber forest ...

Soth Ban
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/17/people-in-teuk-chhou-district-vow-to-protect-phnom-toteung-community-forest/

Ministry to 'seek justice' for officials indicted in US for 'monkey smuggling'

The Cambodian government and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said they will make the “utmost effort” to seek justice for a Cambodian official arrested in John F Kennedy International Airport in New York for allegedly conspiring to smuggle crab-eating macaque monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-seek-justice-officials-indicted-us-monkey-smuggling

Samal asks world leaders to take extra climate change measures

Minister of Environment Say Samal called on high-emission countries to show leadership and responsibility by increasing their climate change adaption measures and raising their targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/samal-asks-world-leaders-take-extra-climate-change-measures

Mondulkiri Srepok wildlife sanctuary chief fired after alleged abuse of locals

The Environment Ministry has ordered provincial officials to fire the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary chief in Mondulkiri province over alleged abuses of power, including threatening local people who were collecting firewood. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/mondulkiri-srepok-wildlife-sanctuary-chief-fired-after-alleged-abuse-of-locals/

Pounong indigenous peoples ask Mondulkiri Provincial Authorities to take action against those clearing their faith mountain

Indigenous people in Laoka village, Sokdom commune, Sen Monorom city, Mondulkiri province, request the authorities to take action to prevent the clearing of the mountainous land, which is a place of worship and the extraction of non-timber forest products as they claim that the perpetrators ...

Meng Kroypunlok
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/15/punong-people-ask-the-authorities-to-take-action-against-those-who-cleared-the-mountain/

South Korea plans Siem Reap ASEAN tree garden

South Korea plans to establish an ASEAN tree garden in Siem Reap province next year, as a symbol of enhanced relations, cooperation and connectivity between the East Asian country and the regional bloc. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/south-korea-plans-siem-reap-asean-tree-garden

Cambodia, India ink MoU to bring tigers back to Kingdom's forests

Cambodia and India have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in biodiversity conservation and sustainable wildlife management strategies for the rehabilitation of tigers and their habitats in Cambodia. ...

Yuth Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-india-ink-mou-bring-tigers-back-kingdoms-forests

Chinese premier Li meets UN chief on multilateralism, climate change during Summits in Cambodia

China commends the United Nations for prioritizing the development issues facing developing countries and actively helping them ease debt burdens, tackle climate change, improve living standards and pursue sustainable development, Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501185067/chinese-premier-li-meets-un-chief-on-multilateralism-climate-change-during-summits-in-cambodia/

ADB pledges $100b to tackle regional climate change

During the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits, ADB promised to pump $100 billion into combating climate change and promote green development across the region. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/adb-pledges-100b-to-tackle-regional-climate-change

Local authorities unaware of mangrove deforestation and sea construction in Koh Kong province

Local authorities in Koh Kong province claim that they are still unaware of the case of mangrove deforestation and construction of solid structures into the sea within its jurisdiction yet. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/09/local-authorities-not-yet-aware-of-the-case-of-mangrove-deforestation/

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