Environment and natural resources

Cambodia urges Asean Plus Three to focus on 4 priority areas

Four priority areas of cooperation, namely public health security, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) capacity building, climate-change resilient agricultural production, and sustainable energy have been emphasised by Cambodia’s top diplomat.​ ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50908905/cambodia-urges-asean-plus-three-to-focus-on-4-priority-areas/

Enhancing early warning systems in Cambodia for climate change

Weather and climate conditions over the Indochina Peninsula, including Cambodia and Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), make it one of the most vulnerable regions on the planet. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50907961/enhancing-early-warning-systems-in-cambodia-for-climate-change/

Three dogs successfully trained to sniff C-19

Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) director-general Heng Ratana told Khmer Times yesterday that three sniffer dogs were successfully trained to detect the Covid-19 virus. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50907243/three-dogs-successfully-trained-to-sniff-c-19/

Cambodia marks World Ranger Day

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) regards the Ministry of Environment rangers as the guardians of healthy forests that help mitigate the risk of future zoonotic diseases infecting humans in the same manner that Covid-19 likely did. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-marks-world-ranger-day-0

Siem Reap plans to to move homeless people and beggars into ‘community forest’

Nak Neron, Deputy Governor of Siem Reap, yesterday detailed plans to move homeless people and beggars to a ‘community forest’ in the province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50905543/siem-reap-plans-to-to-move-homeless-people-and-beggars-into-community-forest/

Koh Kong fish deaths mystery solved

Residents in Koh Kong province spotted dead fish washing up on the beach, causing a foul odor that has  raised  concerns among the people. ...

Chhun Sun Ly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50906329/koh-kong-fish-deaths-mystery-solved/

Cambodia marks World Ranger Day

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) regards the Ministry of Environment rangers as the guardians of healthy forests that help mitigate the risk of future zoonotic diseases infecting humans in the same manner that Covid-19 likely did. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-marks-world-ranger-day

Kade lake to be designated a protected area

The Tboung Khmum Provincial Administration will designate “Kade lake” in Krouch Chhmar district as a protected area soon following consultations with the relevant ministries and a detailed study. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50904512/kade-lake-to-be-designated-a-protected-area/

No more tigers live in Cambodia on World Tiger Day

There are no longer any wild tigers in Cambodia due to indiscriminate hunting, loss of habitat and the use of snares, according to the Environment Ministry yesterday on World Tiger Day. ...

Mao Chanvireak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50904513/no-more-tigers-live-in-cambodia-on-world-tiger-day/

Cambodia has over 100 river and sea ports

Cambodia has in total 105 ports, of which 78 are river ports located along the Mekong, Tonle Sap, Tonle Basac and in provinces, and 27 others are sea ports. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50902640/cambodia-has-over-100-river-and-sea-ports/

Vultures return to sanctuary after five-year absence

Brown and white-rumped vultures have returned to nests in Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province after an absence of more than five years due to poisoning from human activity, a joint statement from the Ministry of Environment and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vultures-return-sanctuary-after-five-year-absence

Warning of imminent ‘strong pulse’ in Mekong water levels

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) warned Wednesday of a “strong pulse” in the river’s water levels over the next five days. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50903371/warning-of-imminent-strong-pulse-in-mekong-water-levels/

Authorities battle land encroachers in flooded forest

People are still taking every opportunity to encroach on the flooded forests despite the action taken by the authorities to prevent the crimes, said Kampong Thom provincial authorities. ...

Chhun Sun Ly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50903661/authorities-battle-land-encroachers-in-flooded-forest/

New landfill to ease Kampot city’s garbage woes

A new landfill, which is under construction in Kampot province’s Toek Chhou district is expected to be able to handle between 70 and 90 tonnes of trash daily and ease garbage woes in neighbouring Kampot city. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50903586/new-landfill-to-ease-kampot-citys-garbage-woes/

Bokor Nat’t Park land grabbing investigated

The Ministry of Environment is investigating the case of people covertly and illegally encroaching on and occupying land in Preah Monivong Bokor National Park. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bokor-natt-park-land-grabbing-investigated

Commune chiefs in Kampot issue land annulments

Three commune chiefs in Kampot province’s Teuk Chhou district have now separately issued letters annulling their previous signatures on land deals in the protected area of Preah Monivong Bokor National Park. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/commune-chiefs-kampot-issue-land-annulments

Authorities seize back 700 hectares of grabbed land

Authorities have seized about 700 hectares of illegally grabbed protected forest land in Kampot province on the orders of Environment Minister Say Samal who was informed of the crimes during a visit to Bokor National Park on Monday. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50902749/authorities-seize-back-700-hectares-of-grabbed-land/

Vigilance against weather phenomena, especially at coastal areas urged

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM) has appealed to people to be vigilant of possible phenomena such as thunder, lightning, gusts, strong wind and high waves this week, particularly at coastal areas. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50902647/vigilance-against-weather-phenomena-especially-at-coastal-areas-urged/

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