Environment and natural resources

Japan donates $3 million to fight marine plastic waste

The Japanese government will provide a $3 million grant to help Cambodia fight marine plastic pollution and promote a responsible cycle of using, reusing and recycling all forms of plastic waste.​The grant will fund an anti-waste project to be implemented by the Ministry of Environment, ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-donates-3-million-fight-marine-plastic-waste

Mekong Dolphin, a national treasure of Cambodia

Psod Kbal Trolork or Mekong dolphin or Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) is a national treasure of Cambodia which requires participation from all stakeholders in its conservation. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50784927/mekong-dolphin-a-national-treasure-of-cambodia/

BirdLife pilots buffalo breeding project to cut down on hunting

BirdLife International Cambodia is testing a new buffalo breeding project by giving farmers female buffalo to breed as an alternative to hunting. The project aims to put an end to hunting in the Boeung Prek Lpov Protected Landscape in Takeo province’s Koh Andet and Borei Cholsar ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/birdlife-pilots-buffalo-breeding-project-cut-down-hunting

Two rare tree species identified in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

Two rare tree species believed to be endangered were discovered in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in the northeastern provinces of Mondulkiri and Kratie, according to an announcement released by the Wildlife Conservation Society in Cambodia (WCS Cambodia) on November 17. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-rare-tree-species-identified-keo-seima-wildlife-sanctuary

Koh Kong on hunt for tree planters

Authorities in Koh Kong province are on the hunt for people who illegally planted fruit trees at Botum Sakor National Park in Botum Sakor district. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-hunt-tree-planters

Tourism seaport project to be developed in Koh Tonsay, the Rabbit island

A tourism seaport project is unveiled to be constructed in Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island), Kep province as the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) has started. Ms. Ol Phirun, Deputy Governor of Kep province, said that the tourism seaport is an ADB-backed project and a ...

Khmer Times staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50784372/tourism-seaport-project-to-be-developed-in-koh-tonsay-the-rabbit-island/

Koh Kong on hunt for tree planters

Authorities in Koh Kong province are on the hunt for people who illegally planted fruit trees at Botum Sakor National Park in Botum Sakor district. Provincial governor Mithona Phouthorng told The Post on November 17 she had ordered an investigation into the illegal planting of ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-hunt-tree-planters

Health ministry issues warning as cold front take aim on Cambodia

The Ministry of Health is warning the public to be ready for a cold front and protect their health as the temperature drops. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/health-ministry-issues-warning-cold-front-take-aim-cambodia

Illegal loggers clear 30 hectares of forest in Mondulkiri province

Illegal loggers have cleared 30-hectares of community forest land, close to the site of thousands of natural stone pillars in Mondulkiri province, felling hundreds of trees and leaving the area barren. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50781262/illegal-loggers-clear-30-hectares-of-forest-in-mondulkiri-province/

Forest activists asked to court over protest

The Preah Vihear provincial prosecutor has summoned 11 members of Prey Preah Roka Forest Community Network to testify in a series of cases involving fraud and incitement to cause social unrest in connection with a planned protest for the release of Rong Chhun, the president ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-activists-asked-court-over-protest

Ministry says Asian elephants face threat

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra said the Asian elephant is being severely threatened in world sanctuaries. In Cambodia, eight elephants have recently died in wildlife sanctuaries. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-says-asian-elephants-face-threat

Ministry says illegal forest encroachment continues to increase across Kingdom

The Ministry of Environment has said that illegal encroachment on protected forest land continues to increase, however, large-scale timber logging activities have been prevented. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50779766/ministry-says-illegal-forest-encroachment-continues-to-increase-across-kingdom/

Prey Lang documentary wins awards, draws ministry’s criticism

A documentary film titled Cambodia Burning produced by the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) won two awards – “Earth Photo 2020” and “Drone Photo 2020” – from the US-based Pulitzer Centre.​ The film, which has drawn criticism from a senior Ministry of Environment official, was ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/prey-lang-documentary-wins-awards-draws-ministrys-criticism

Ministry reports progress in climate change fight

The Ministry of Environment yesterday warned that climate change is seriously affecting the lives of Cambodians through increasing natural disasters like floods, which impact the economy, society and security. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50779262/ministry-reports-progress-in-climate-change-fight/

WCS: Four species nearly extinct in Keo Seima Sanctuary

The Cambodian Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a report yesterday showing that four species which inhabit the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri are in danger of extinction. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50777156/wcs-four-species-nearly-extinct-in-keo-seima-sanctuary/

Record number of Asian openbill stork nests discovered

BirdLife International Cambodia recently discovered a record number of over 2,000 Asian openbill stork nests in Takeo province’s Boeng Prek Lapou Protected Landscape. .. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776744/record-number-of-asian-openbill-stork-nests-discovered/

Mekong dolphin population remains steady

The Fisheries Administration and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) yesterday announced that an estimated 89 Irrawaddy dolphins live in the rivers of Cambodia, according to an official population survey. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776137/mekong-dolphin-population-remains-steady/

Sweden contributes to tree conservation activities as part of COVID-19 response

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) announced yesterday that  Sweden will contribute about $500,000 to  its joint conservation efforts with the Environment Ministry in Pursat and Siem Reap provinces to support tree planting activities, the establishment of plant nurseries and a “cash-for-work” initiative. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775184/sweden-contributes-to-tree-conservation-activities-as-part-of-covid-19-response/

Suspects wanted for logging thousands of trees in Mondulkiri

Mondulkiri provincial authorities are working to identify suspects who cut down tens of thousands of trees and buried them in a 60ha patch of forestland in order to take over the land. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/suspects-wanted-logging-thousands-trees-mondulkiri

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