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Environment and natural resources

Ministry probes exports of luxury wood to Hong Kong

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries denied that it had allowed the exports of luxury wood from Koh Kong province to Hong Kong. The denial came after the Hong Kong Customs reportedly seized about 211 tonnes of logs from an endangered tree species from Cambodia ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-probes-exports-luxury-wood-hong-kong

Kampong Speu governor orders intruders off state forest land

Kampong Speu provincial governor Vei Samnang has issued an order prohibiting clearing and settling on more than 281ha of state forest land in two locations after some residents illegally occupied and farm the land. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-governor-orders-intruders-state-forest-land

Working group set to tackle Mondulkiri forestry crimes

Mondulkiri provincial governor Svay Sam Eang urged officials and local authorities to intensify efforts to prevent forest crimes and illegal logging as these activities have increased. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/working-group-set-tackle-mondulkiri-forestry-crimes

Koh Kong residents protest encroachment on state land

More than 100 families living in Chroy Svay commune in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district protested in front of the district hall to demand that authorities keep 63ha of lowland forest as state property and take legal action against forest encroachers. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-residents-protest-encroachment-state-land

Trapped Pompadour green pigeons set free

Over 100 Pompadour green pigeons have been seized from wildlife traffickers and released back into the wild by Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary rangers and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS Cambodia) after they were poached in the sanctuary in Sre Chhouk commune in Mondulkiri province’s Keo ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/trapped-pompadour-green-pigeons-set-free

Nearly 7K tonnes of waste removed from capital’s clogged up canal

The Sewage, Pumping and Treatment Unit under the Phnom Penh municipal Department of Public Works and Transport has cleared the Boeung Tompun canal and collected nearly 7,000 tonnes of various kinds of rubbish.​ ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-7k-tonnes-waste-removed-capitals-clogged-canal

Ministry set May 10 as World Migratory Bird Day

The Ministry of Environment has designated May 10 as the date to observe World Migratory Bird Day each year to raise awareness about the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-set-may-10-world-migratory-bird-day

Wildlife increases and adapts in Angkor Archeological Park

Wildlife Alliance which works together with Apsara Authority and Forestry Administration in the “Bring Back Angkor” project has seen success in the last eight years in bringing wildlife back to the Angkor Archaeological Park. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50850705/wildlife-increases-and-adapts-in-angkor-archeological-park/

Stung Treng officials find illegal timber stockpile, owner escapes

A large amount of illegal luxury timber was impounded by Stung Treng provincial Forestry Administration officials on April 26 after it was discovered in a forest in the province’s Sen Chey district.   ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/stung-treng-officials-find-illegal-timber-stockpile-owner-escapes

Four arrested for illegal rosewood

Police in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district arrested four men yesterday, accused of transporting nearly 400 kilogrammes of rosewood from a protected forest area without permission. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50835694/four-arrested-for-illegal-rosewood/

MRC unveils plans to balance Mekong basin development

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) unveiled a new 10-year Basin Development Strategy (BDS) and five-year Strategic Plan (SP) to balance basin development and management to enable Mekong member countries to address emerging challenges and improve the overall state of the basin. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mrc-unveils-plans-balance-mekong-basin-development

Habitat restoration at Pearaing Lake to begin

Siem Reap announced that it plans to dredge part of Pearaing Lake to increase the water level and provide habitats for many species of fish and birds. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50833988/habitat-restoration-at-pearaing-lake-to-begin/

Ministry urges protection for Asian elephants

The Ministry of Environment has called on residents of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province to not disturb the wild elephants there as well as participate in their protection. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50833990/ministry-urges-protection-for-asian-elephants/

Youth group claims illegal loggers have raided Roka

A senior Ministry of Environment official has rejected the Cambodian Youth Network (CYN) report detailing 100 illegal logging incidents they claim took place in early 2021 in Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youth-group-claims-illegal-loggers-have-raided-roka

Cambodia considered as good REDD+ implementing country

Cambodia has been considered as a country implementing the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) well. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50829171/cambodia-considered-as-good-redd-implementing-country/

Activist alleges ranger ‘inaction’

Forestry crimes are still occurring in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary and the National Park in the Cardamom Mountains in Pursat province, a prominent environment activist said. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activist-alleges-ranger-inaction

Kampong Speu warns of legal action against loggers at national park

Kampong Speu provincial authorities have warned against logging and forest land clearing in Suramarit-Kossamak National Park “Kirirom”. Authorities have also said they would enforce the law, but the clearing of the forest has continued even though authorities have issued a series of letters revoking land ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-warns-legal-action-against-loggers-national-park

Water shortages hit outer suburbs

Around 40,000 families in the Phnom Penh suburbs are expected to face water shortages in the dry season. To address the issue, the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) has made provisions to provide water to them, a senior PPWSA official said. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/water-shortages-hit-outer-suburbs

WWF Cambodia, ministry set to celebrate Earth Hour on Mar 27

The Ministry of Environment and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) will this year take to social media to celebrate Earth Hour under the theme “Love Nature”.  Environment ministry spokesperson Neth Pheaktra said the ministry would not hold a public gathering to celebrate the event ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wwf-cambodia-ministry-set-celebrate-earth-hour-mar-27

Warship on track for April salvage

If nothing changes, the team searching for unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the warship which was sunk in the Mekong River in Meanchey commune’s Veal village of Kampong Cham province’s Srei Santhor district during the Cambodian civil war in the 1970s, would be completed in late ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/warship-track-april-salvage

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