Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

K Thom village participates in REDD+ project

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has registered 1,359ha of land as the O’Bosleav Forest Community Land in Kampong Thom province in an effort to implement a REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) project to preserve forests for carbon forest sales. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/k-thom-village-participates-redd-project

Mystery over Stung Treng cleared forest land to be solved

Sesan district governor said he will solve the mystery surrounding illegally cleared forest land after more than 50 families appealed to the Stung Treng provincial authorities for an investigation into the clearing of hundreds of hectares in Kbal Romeas commune’s Krabei Chrom village.   ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50949090/mystery-over-stung-treng-cleared-forest-land-to-be-solved/

O’Bosleav given first-ever community forest land titles

The Forestry Administration announced yesterday that the O’Bosleav Forest Community has officially received land titles through the rigorous registration process. This is the first example of this happening in Cambodia. .. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50949092/obosleav-given-first-ever-community-forest-land-titles/

The great Koh Kong land rush: Areas stripped of protection by Cambodian gov’t being bought up

In July, conservationists in Cambodia sounded the alarm over a regulation that saw eight protected areas in Koh Kong province collectively lose territory twice the size of Phnom Penh, the country’s capital. Officials said the move, affecting nearly 127,000 hectares (314,000 acres) under Sub-decree No. ...

Gerald Flynn
https://news.mongabay.com/2021/10/the-great-koh-kong-land-rush-areas-stripped-of-protection-by-cambodian-govt-being-bought-up/

100 ha of land illegally cleared in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

The Andong Kraloeng forestry community is up and arms over 100 hectares of forest land inside Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary being cleared illegally with no intervention and action taken by the provincial environment department. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50944346/100-ha-of-land-illegally-cleared-in-keo-seima-wildlife-sanctuary/

Villagers: Take action against Koh Kong land grab

More than 200 residents of Chroy Svay community’s Saray Khang Cheung village in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district urged authorities and the provincial Department of Environment to take action against people who have encroached on the community’s flooded forest land. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-take-action-against-koh-kong-land-grab

Ministry reports illegal land grabs in Bokor National Park

Authorities have identified 201 cases of illegal land encroachment, involving more than 619 hectares, in Preah Monivong (Bokor) National Park from July 3 last year to July 31 this year.   ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50942219/ministry-reports-illegal-land-grabs-in-bokor-national-park/

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

New community proposed to protect Stung Sen Ramsar site

Fifty-one families, equivalent to 87% of the total number  of households in Phat Sanday commune, Kampong Svay district, Kampong Thom province, have applied to establish a new community in the Stung Sen Ramsar site for the protection and conservation of natural resources by local villagers ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50938052/new-community-proposed-to-protect-stung-sen-ramsar-site/

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

Sixty endangered bird species seen flocking to Kingdom wetland areas

The Kampong Thom provincial Department of Environment and BirdLife Cambodia have recorded the presence of more than 60 endangered species in the Stung Sen “Ramsar site” and the Boeung Chhma core area within the Tonle Sap biosphere reserve in Kampong Thom province. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sixty-endangered-bird-species-seen-flocking-kingdom-wetland-areas

Kingdom’s vulture number a ‘positive’ sign

In Cambodia’s four sanctuaries with vulture populations, there are 140 vultures currently present – a number considered small but encouraging among relevant ministries and partner organisations involved in the protection and preservation of the species. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdoms-vulture-number-positive-sign

Preah Vihear authorities seize more than 2,000 cubic metres of non-timber forest products

Preah Vihear provincial authorities on Thursday cracked down on four illegal processing shops in Tbeng Meanchey district and confiscated more than 2,000 cubic metres of non-timber forest products. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50928890/preah-vihear-authorities-seize-more-than-2000-cubic-metres-of-non-timber-forest-products/

Students plant 4,000 trees as forest fire fix

Fifty students will help plant 4,000 trees on September 5 at the Royal Academy of Cambodia’s (RAC) Techo Sen Russey Treb park in Chheb I commune of Preah Vihear province’s Chheb district. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/students-plant-4000-trees-forest-fire-fix

Students plant 4,000 trees as forest fire fix

Fifty students will help plant 4,000 trees on September 5 at the Royal Academy of Cambodia’s (RAC) Techo Sen Russey Treb park in Chheb I commune of Preah Vihear province’s Chheb district. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/students-plant-4000-trees-forest-fire-fix

Bokor nat'l park rangers get armed with drones

In a bid to stop and prevent forest land encroachment in Preah Monivong Bokor National Park in Kampot province, the Ministry of Environment has equipped rangers with drones to assist them in their patrol, intervention and crackdown in a timely and effective manner. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bokor-natl-park-rangers-get-armed-drones

ANA promotes planting of trees, donates 100K saplings

Every year, the Apsara National Authority (ANA), a state body tasked with managing the Angkor Archaeological Park, gives away more than 100,000 tree saplings to encourage the growth of forest cover in Cambodia, especially in the Angkor area, and has requested members of the public ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ana-promotes-planting-trees-donates-100k-saplings

On the right track to generating carbon credits

The 43 new sites identified by the Ministry of Environment and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Greening Prey Lang for the supply of carbon credits will bring positive environmental, community and biodiversity impacts to Cambodia besides having no deforestation and degradation of protected ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50920930/on-the-right-track-to-generating-carbon-credits/

Illegal timber seized from cashew plantation

Forestry administration officers went to seize slabs of illegally logged timber from a cashew plantation in Thala Bori Vat district, Stung Treng on August 10. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50914546/illegal-timber-seized-from-cashew-plantation/

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