Biodiversity

Plants

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

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

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

K Chhnang plants over 200,000 saplings at Tonle Sap Lake’s Zone 3

The Ministry of Environment – in cooperation with the Kampong Chhnang Provincial Administration – planted 24,000 mixed trees to rehabilitate the flooded forests of Zone 3 of the Tonle Sap Lake area. The April 25 planting took place in Thnal Chheuteal village of Kampong Leng ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/k-chhnang-plants-over-200000-saplings-tonle-sap-lakes-zone-3

SR wild orchid hunt turns up abundance of species

Forestry Administration officials are continuing to search for wild orchids in Siem Reap province after finding 180 species last week while working in the area of the Changkarn Roi Forest Community in Varin district. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sr-wild-orchid-hunt-turns-abundance-species

Ministry does maintenance on Tonle Sap boundary posts to stop future land grabs

Officials from the Tonle Sap Authority and the Water Resources and Meteorology Departments in the six provinces around the Tonle Sap Lake have inspected 659 boundary posts demarcating Region 3 of the lake, which the government had preserved for fish spawning grounds until the region ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-does-maintenance-tonle-sap-boundary-posts-stop-future-land-grabs

100 orchid samples collected in Mondulkiri in November

A working group from the Forestry Administration under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and officials from the Mondulkiri provincial Department of Environment have collected 100 orchid samples and classified them into five different categories. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/100-orchid-samples-collected-mondulkiri-november

Activists say mangroves under threat

Some of Cambodia’s fishing communities and civil society organisations are expressing great concern over the ongoing loss of mangrove forests in coastal areas due to illegal encroachment as well as legal coastal development projects. They called on relevant authorities to intervene on the matter. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-say-mangroves-under-threat

Siem Reap pagoda monks plan palm tree planting campaign

Monks at the Phnom Preah Thevak pagoda, also known as Sen Chey, in Siem Reap province’s Banteay Srei district plan to plant 50,000 Asian palmyra palm trees in a 60ha community forest to preserve the species represents the national identity. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-pagoda-monks-plan-palm-tree-planting-campaign

Ministry rehabilitates parts of Preah Vihear with rosewood

Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have distributed and planted nearly 50,000 rosewood saplings across seven communes in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district to restore and protect two of the endangered species – Dalbergia cochinchinensis and Dalbergia oliveri. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-rehabilitates-parts-preah-vihear-rosewood

Official: Protect rare pitcher plants

A senior environment official called on holidaymakers to Cambodia’s pristine tropical forest tourist destinations to avoid plucking, collecting or breaking vulnerable plant species – especially the exotic carnivorous pitcher plants of the Nepenthes genus – to conserve the beauty and scenic value of nature, and ...

Ry Sochan
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/official-protect-rare-pitcher-plants

Tonle Sap Authority discovers 196 new plants around Tonle Sap Lake, one special species

A large variety of plants from the Tonle Sap Lake area have been discovered by officials from the Tonle Sap Authority (TSA), but one tree in particular has revealed that it provides many benefits, according to TSA secretary-general Tony Hell on June 21. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-authority-discovers-196-new-plants-around-tonle-sap-lake-one-special-species

Endangered status mulled for Kesor Kol

The Ministry of Environment is planning to declare wild Kesor Kol plants – a type of orchid – an endangered species with increased protections, according to the ministry’s secretary of state Neth Pheaktra. Pheaktra also warned of legal action against those who collect or sell wild Kesor ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/endangered-status-mulled-kesor-kol

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

Ministry bans wild orchid trade

Trade of wild orchid flowers, typically found in the Kingdom’s protected areas, has officially been banned following yesterday’s announcement by the Ministry of Environment. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50743810/ministry-bans-wild-orchid-trade/

Apsara Authority plans tree campaign

In a bid to restore the environment in the Angkor Archaeological Park, the Apsara Authority is planning a campaign to have 40,000 new trees planted. In a statement published on Thursday, the Apsara Authority said it plans to plant saplings in multiple locations spanning 35 ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50612582/apsara-authority-plans-tree-campaign/

More than 15,000 trees planted in Sihanoukville in bid to fight pollution

More than 15,000 luxury neang nuon trees have been planted along Sihanoukville’s streets, around four water treatment facilities and along the Ochheuteal canal, in order to mitigate the pollution of the coastal environment when dirty water flows into the sea. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-15000-trees-planted-sihanoukville-bid-fight-pollution

Koh Kong authorities probe land clearing

Provincial environment department director Mon Phalla said officials had inspected the area around the Prek Andong Teuk stream in the district’s Andong Teuk and Thmar Sar communes, which are vulnerable to encroachment. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-authorities-probe-land-clearing

Clearing along Koh Kong beach raises eyebrows

Concerns have been raised over the clearing of mangrove forests along Bak Khlong beach in Koh Kong province’s Mondul Seima district as land prices in the area increase. Bak Khlong commune chief Eav Kosorl told The Post on Monday that land titles existed for areas ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/clearing-along-koh-kong-beach-raises-eyebrows

Rare plants found in Mondulkiri

More than 60 species of endangered plants have been found in the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.​ ​ ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5099922/rare-plants-found-mondulkiri/

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