Environment and natural resources

Environmental and biodiversity protection

Ministry marks Environment Day with park clean-up effort

The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the Battambang Provincial Administration, is to celebrate National and World Environment Day on May 5 to raise public awareness of environmental issues and preserve the environment for sustainable use of natural resources. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-marks-environment-day-park-clean-effort

Guidelines to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050

The Ministry of Environment is to issue guidelines on achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and said Cambodia has always demonstrated its commitment under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501064347/guidelines-to-achieve-carbon-neutrality-by-2050/

Over 10,000 trees planted in Angkor Site

The APSARA National Authority in collaboration with Total Energies company, planted more than 10,000 trees in front of the Banteay Prey Temple of the Angkor site late last week. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501048760/over-10000-trees-planted-in-angkor-site/

Tea Banh urges speedy progress on land disputes

Minister of National Defence Tea Banh has urged the Koh Kong Provincial Administration to speed up the resolution of land disputes for the affected families and to prevent the problem from becoming more complicated. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tea-banh-urges-speedy-progress-land-disputes

Talks encourage increased EV use

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has held a series of discussions with electricity providers and sustainability organisations to support the development of policies that will encourage mass use of electric vehicles (EV) in Cambodia.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/talks-encourage-increased-ev-use

German envoy attends Prek Toal opening

The Ministry of Environment inaugurated the Prek Toal Ramsar-site Core Area Management Centre building in Battambang province on February 18, with German ambassador Christian Berger in attendance. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/german-envoy-attends-prek-toal-opening

WCS releases 35 Cantor's giant softshell turtles into the wild

The Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia Programme (WCS) has said it safely released 35 Cantor’s giant softshell turtle hatchlings into the wild along the Mekong River on February 17, in Kratie province’s northernmost district of Sambor. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wcs-releases-35-cantors-giant-softshell-turtles-wild

Officials told to testify over Tonle Sap wetland clearing

The Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court has summoned the Preah Netr Preah district governor and Prasat commune chief to testify next month in cases concerning the clearing of three forest areas near the Tonle Sap Lake. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-told-testify-over-tonle-sap-wetland-clearing

King grants citizenships to family of environmentalists

King Norodom Sihamoni has granted Khmer nationality through naturalisation to American environmentalist Benjamin Joseph Davis and his family for their efforts to protect the forest and wildlife of a sanctuary in Preah Vihear province. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/king-grants-citizenships-family-environmentalists

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

Cambodia, UNDP appreciate good environment cooperation

Cambodia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have appreciated their fruitful cooperation in socio-economic and environmental development. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50989525/cambodia-undp-appreciate-good-environment-cooperation/

Bokor National Park squatters told to clear out by December 15

The Kampot provincial Department of Environment warned people who have encroached upon land in Preah Monivong Bokor National Park and claimed it as their own to voluntarily remove their boundary posts or huts by December 15 or face legal action. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bokor-national-park-squatters-told-clear-out-december-15

85 CSOs appeal for drop of all charges against activists

A group of 85 civil society organisations (CSOs)and associations have asked the government to release representatives of land communities and other forest, natural resource and environment activists who have all recently been detained. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/85-csos-appeal-drop-all-charges-against-activists

Cambodia to reduce greenhouse gases by up to 42% by 2030

Cambodia has committed to reducing greenhouse gases by up to 42% by 2030, Environment Minister Say Samal said yesterday at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50969350/cambodia-to-reduce-greenhouse-gases-by-up-to-42-by-2030/

ANA keeps Angkor Park green with tree planting

In the 17-year period from 2004 to 2021, the Apsara National Authority (ANA) – a body tasked with managing the Angkor Archaeology Park – planted more than two million trees in the Angkor area in order to enhance environmental beauty and attract more domestic and ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ana-keeps-angkor-park-green-tree-planting

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/

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

K Speu villagers protesting mystery land encroachers

About 35ha of Toap Mean community forest land in Kampong Speu province’s Thpong district has been encroached on by unknown individuals who fenced off and planted crops on 30ha of the land. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/k-speu-villagers-protesting-mystery-land-encroachers

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