Environment and natural resources

Environmental and biodiversity protection

Cycling campaign for Prey Preah Roka starts

Some 10 environmental activists launched the Riding a Bicycle for Prey Preah Roka campaign from November 29 to December 2.​​ They will ride across 300km from Phnom Penh to Preah Vihear province to promote natural resource protection and conservation amid threats of deforestation in the forestry ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cycling-campaign-prey-preah-roka-starts

UNDP focuses on sustainability

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday launched its Human Development Report Cambodia 2019 that attaches great significance to relations between human development and environmental sustainability. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/undp-focuses-sustainability

Illegal bird netting in Koh Kong destroyed

Some 3,200m of netting used to illegally poach birds was destroyed by Stung Prot and Wildlife Alliance forest rangers on Tuesday after they were discovered laying in mangrove growth south of the Cardamom Mountains. Southern Cardamom Forest Protection Programme field coordinator Dragos Ionescu said on ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-bird-netting-koh-kong-destroyed

US to assist biodiversity efforts

Cambodia and the US continue to strengthen cooperation in the management and conservation of natural resources. Minister of Environment Say Sam Al said the two countries were involved in the management and conservation of more than seven million hectares of natural resources and biodiversity. Sam ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-assist-biodiversity-efforts

Environment Ministry prepares to ban single-use plastic products

The Environment Ministry is preparing a sub-decree to ban the import and production of single-use plastic products to reduce plastic pollution in the Kingdom. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50659041/environment-ministry-prepares-to-ban-single-use-plastic-products/

Forest rangers seek 1,210 rifles after serious attacks

The Ministry of Environment sought permission from the Ministry of National Defence to arm municipal and provincial rangers with 1,210 rifles in response to one of its rangers being killed and two others critically assaulted while out on patrol in Mondulkiri and Kampong Thom provinces. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-rangers-seek-1210-rifles-after-serious-attacks

Illegal logging threatens Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, says CYN report

The Cambodian Youth Network (CYN) released a report on Tuesday noting the loss and deforestation of some 3,000ha of forest land in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary because of logging since last year. The report was based on investigative research into illegal logging in the said ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-logging-threatens-prey-lang-wildlife-sanctuary-says-cyn-report

Kratie celebrates Dolphin Day

The Kratie provincial administration and technical departments, the WorldWide Fund for Nature (WWF) Cambodia and a private company will mark International Freshwater Dolphin Day for three days from Friday to Sunday in Kratie town. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kratie-celebrates-dolphin-day

Asean discusses environment in Siem Reap

Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth on Tuesday urged Asean countries to cooperate in addressing illegal trans-boundary flows of waste that have affected the region in recent months. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asean-discusses-environment-siem-reap

Activist calls for Areng crocodile preservation in Koh Kong’s Areng area

Mother Nature Cambodia environmental activists will submit a proposal to the Ministry of Environment and Fauna & Flora International (FFI), requesting for releasing Areng crocodiles in the Areng area of Chumnap commune, Thma Bang district, Koh Kong province for preservation purpose. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activist-calls-areng-crocodile-preservation-koh-kongs-areng-area

Activists still accuse Think Biotech

Forest activists continue to claim that Korean-owned Think Biotech Cambodia Co Ltd is involved in illegal deforestation in the Prey Lang area, especially harvesting timber from resin trees, but the authorities say the company is operating legitimately. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-still-accuse-think-biotech

Raid uncovers Ratanakkiri bushmeat

A raid of Banlung Market in Banlung town, in Ratanakkiri province, uncovered 72kg of illegal bushmeat belonging to wild pigs, red muntjacs and monitor lizards, the local forestry administration and Military Police said. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/raid-uncovers-ratanakkiri-bushmeat

Sokha orders destruction of timber trucks in B’bang

National Military Police commander Sao Sokha ordered the destruction on Monday of 10 makeshift vehicles that were used in forestry crimes in Battambang province. Sokha, who is also chairman of the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Forestry Crimes, ordered officers to destroy them ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sokha-orders-destruction-timber-trucks-battambang

Authorities on hunt for illegal timber suspect

Authorities are on the hunt for a man who escaped custody on Tuesday after being arrested for allegedly transporting luxurious timber in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary. The suspect was detained by environmental rangers at the Keo Seima Wildlife sanctuary headquarters on Monday but ran off ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-hunt-illegal-timber-suspect

Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre’s beloved tiger dies at 21

The skin and bones of Jasper, a male Indochinese tiger that died at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre (PTWRC) on August 8, will be preserved and displayed as a museum collection, PTWRC director Nhek Ratanapich told The Post on Thursday. The Wildlife Alliance, a ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/phnom-tamao-wildlife-rescue-centres-beloved-tiger-dies-21

Activists bemoan the delay in S Treng timber crackdown

Forest activists have welcomed the recent crackdown on 151 sawmills in Stung Treng province but also slammed the relevant authorities for turning a blind eye to illegal timber processing facilities for a long time. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-bemoan-delay-s-treng-timber-crackdown

Four in Koh Kong, Kampong Thom held for clearing protected forest

In separate community protected areas in Koh Kong and Kampong Thom provinces last week, four people were detained for illegally clearing forests to occupy them. A warrant issued by Kampong Thom provincial court Investigating Judge Seng Bunna and obtained by The Post on Monday ordered ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/four-koh-kong-kampong-thom-held-clearing-protected-forest

Forest activists call for seizure of assets from corrupt officials

Civil society and forest protection activists on Monday called for officials in the government and armed forces guilty of corruption and exploiting state property to be removed from their positions and have their assets frozen. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-activists-call-seizure-assets-corrupt-officials

Wildlife Alliance celebrates annual World Ranger Day

Wildlife Alliance on Wednesday commemorated “World Ranger Day” with a call to support the Kingdom’s forest rangers. World Ranger Day is celebrated globally every July 31 to mark the accomplishments and work done by rangers in the name of conservation and to honour those killed ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-alliance-celebrates-annual-world-ranger-day

Joint forces shut down 16 illegal sawmills in Stung Treng

Joint forces in Stung Treng province temporarily shut down 16 timber processing facilities on Tuesday after an inspection revealed they did not have proper permits. The joint forces comprised of forestry officials, environmental officials, police officers and Military Police officials. It was led by provincial Military ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/joint-forces-shut-down-16-illegal-sawmills-stung-treng

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