Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

Statement by Ministry of Environment spokesperson on the anarchism of NGOs and certain associations in protected areas

On 24 April 2020, the Ministry of Environment spokesperson issued a statement to call on NGOs or associations that have been engaged in illegal activities in protected areas to stop such activities as an effort to avoid the legal confrontation. The ministry also appealed to ...

Ministry of Environment

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Joint Statement on the Detention of Mr. Ouch Leng, Head of Cambodian Human Rights Task Force, and three other environmental activists

On 14 March 2020, twenty four undersigned environmental activists, associations and non-government organizations working on human rights and environmental issues a joint statement to strongly condemn the company Think Biotech Co., Ltd for using private security guards in the detention without reason of four environmental ...

Cambodian Youth Network

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MoE: Notice​ on dissemination​ of​ the updated​ documents​ for​ environmental​ and​ social​ safety

On 12 March 2020, the Ministry of Environment (MoE) released a public announcement on dissemination​ of​ the updated​ documents​ for​ environmental​ and​ social​ safety in the implementation of the project “Sustainable Landscape and Ecotourism in Cambodia”, in the purpose to increase public awareness and getting ...

Ministry of Environment

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Announcement of the Forestry Administration on the dismissal of false information accuse that Ministry of Agriculture colludes with TMS company in the auction of forestry crime exhibit

On 03 March 2020, Forestry Administration has released an announcement on the dismissal of false information and to response to the accuse that the Ministry of Agriculture has colluded with TSM company in the auction of forestry crime exhibit. According to the announcement, the auction ...

Forestry Administration

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Open letter of Prey Lang's community to Ministry of Environment on the prevention of the blessing ceremony

On 28 February 2020, Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) has released an open letter for the minister of environment, H.E Say Sam Al on their official Facebook page. The content of the letter shows deep regret and disappointment toward the measure of the Ministry of ...

Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN)

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Cambodian Youth Network releases an investigation report on Prey Lang wildlife sanctuary in Stung Treng and Preah Vihear provinces

On 05 November 2019, the Cambodian Youth Network (CYN) released a investigation report on the facing deforestation of Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary in Stung Treng and Preah Vihear provinces. The study was conducted in Anlong Chrey commune, Thalabavivat district, Stung Treng province and Chheb district, ...

Cambodian Youth Network

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Announcement: Apsara Authority to begin canal construction along the forest boundaries in Angkor Archeological Park

On 30 August 2019, the Apsara Authority issued an announcement that the Department of Forestry, Cultural Landscapes and Environment of the Apsara Authority will begin construction of canals along the forest boundaries as well as plant more trees in Angkor Archeological Park in Siem Reap province ...

Apsara Authority

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Press release: Implementation of measures against individuals/companies and the means involved in forest crime

On 8 July 2019, the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on National Resources Offences issued​ a press release on the implementation of strict legal measures to combat forest crimes. Means related to forest crimes such as cars, tractor, and motorbikes will be requested to local ...

National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on National Resources Offences

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Prey Lang Community Network: A statement on the rapid increase in forestry crimes

On 17 June 2019, Prey Lang Community Network of four provinces such as Kratie, Stung Treng, Preah Vihear, and Kampong Thom, released a statement on the increase of illegal logging and many illegal activities in the Prey Lang forest. The majority of illegal activities found ...

Prey Lang Community Network

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Press release on NTFP-based enterprise by the local community create incentives for social and environmental protection

On 10 June 2019, the Ministry of Environment issued a press release expressing the significant contribution of non-timber forest producer groups and associations as social protection as well as their commitment to forest conservation and poverty eradication goals. About 68% of total rural households across ...

Ministry of Environment

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Statement​ on preventing forest fires in natural protected areas and biodiversity conservation corridors

On 21 January 2019, the Ministry of Environment issued a statement on preventing forest fires in natural protected areas and biodiversity conservation corridors in accordance to the circulation issued on 17 January 2019 on preservation of water while the Kingdom was hit by El Nino which ...

Ministry of Environment

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Press release: Stung Sen was internationally recognized as a fifth Ramsar Site in Cambodia

On 06 November 2018, Ministry of Environment issued a press release announcing to the public that Stung Sen, which is the tallest and pristine seasonally flooded freshwater swamp forest of the Tonle Sap Great Lake, has been designated as a Wetland of International Importance (also known ...

Ministry of Environment

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Notification of halting the illegal occupation of land in Preah Suramarit - Kosomak "Kirirom" National Park

On 24 October 2018, the Ministry of Environment issued a notice on halting the illegal occupation of land in Preah Suramarit-Kosomak “Kirirom” National ParK. So far, the Ministry found some areas in this national park were illegally occupied state land, including logging, land selling and ...

Ministry of Environment

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Press release on the postponement of the press conference on the status of wildlife in Prey Lang 

On 03 October 2018, Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) issued a press release to inform national and international journalists, relevant authorities, institutions, partner organizations and the public about the decision to postpone the press conference on the status of Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, which is ...

Prey Lang Community Network

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Notification on the prohibition of clearing, burning, encroaching, occupying, buying and selling state lands, and illegally certifying state land in natural protected areas

On 12 September 2018, the Ministry of Environment issued a notification of prohibition of clearing, burning, encroaching, occupying, buying and selling state lands, and illegally certifying state land in natural protected areas.In order to strengthen the management of natural areas and legal rights of development investment ...

Ministry of Environment

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Announcement on the "ACCESS project: Advancing CSOs’ Capacities, Enhancing Solutions for Sustainability"

On 25 December 2017, The European Union will be funding $3.3 million on the conservation efforts in Mondulkiri’s Srepok and Phnom Prich wildlife sanctuaries. The ACCESS project: Advancing CSOs’ Capacities, Enhancing Solutions for Sustainability will be implemented from 2018 to 2022 by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), Aide ...

Aide au Développement Gembloux (ADG)

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Guideline on establishing Community Natural Resource Conservation Alliance

On December 8, 2017, the Minister of Environment signed a guideline for establishing the Community Natural Resource Conservation Alliance as a mechanism contributes to improving the protection and conservation of natural resources and biodiversity in the Kingdom of Cambodia and enhancing co-operation and effectiveness between ...

Ministry of Environment

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Press release on the preparation of state land titles for two protected areas

On 4 September 2017, the Ministry of Environment issued a press release  on the collaborates between Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction to prepare state land titles for two protected areas including “Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary” in Koh Kong ...

Ministry of Environment

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Press Release: The rate of forest cover loss in Cambodia has declined

On 17 August 2017, the Ministry of Environment released a statement, showing the preliminary result of forest cover evaluation in Cambodia for 2016 which indicates the drop of annual average loss of forest cover from 2.7 percent a year between 2010 and 2014 to 0.82 ...

Ministry of Environment

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Three new natural protected areas established to be under the management and conservation of Ministry of Environment

On  13 September 2016, the Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to establish three new Natural Protected Areas with a total land area of 27 941.06 hectares to be under the management and conservation of Ministry of Environment. Those three Natural Protected Areas include of ...

Ministry of Environment

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