Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

More than 50 hectare forest land in economic concession cleared

More than 50 hectare of forest land in an economic concession planted with pine trees, which was cleared by unknown people for the purpose of fencing in the area to claim  ownership, has been inspected by the joint authorities of Mondulkiri province. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Oreang district administration is continuing to find the perpetrators that cleared more than 50 hectares of state forest

Experts are continuing to search for the identity of the perpetrators that cleared forest land in the protected area in Mondulkiri province to file the case to the court. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Ministry calls for better co-op with Preah Vihear rangers in sanctuaries

The Ministry of Environment and Preah Vihear Provincial Administration called on the authorities in villages and communes near the Phnom Tnaot-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary to increase their cooperation with forest rangers. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Officials suspect arson by hunters in sanctuary fire

Environment officials and authorities in Preah Vihear province are investigating a wildfire in the Phnom Tnaot-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary that damaged more than 4,000ha of forest in recent days, said officials on March 6. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Wildlife sanctuary chief dismissed for alleged misconduct

Minister of Environment Say Samal requested that the Mondulkiri provincial governor remove Han Sokhorn from his position as director of the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary office after determining that he was guilty of “professional misconduct”. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Tina, UN FAO meet for talks on Prey Lang forest project

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina has assigned a working group to review the proposed Community Action for Sustainable Forests (CASFor), a project designed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to protect natural resources and improve people’s livelihoods in Prey Lang ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Tourism development underway in Kampong Chhnang province

The government has allocated over 600 hectares of land in Phnom Aural wildlife sanctuary in Kampong Chhnang province to a private company for development. ...

Son Minea

Officers crackdown on illegal timber trafficking

Mondulkiri authorities launched a crackdown on forestry crimes that took place in an off-road race track. This took place on February 16, in Me Pai village, Pu Chrey commune, Pechreada district, Mondulkiri. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ministry, CI test pilot camera trap project damoms

The biodiversity and science team from Conservation International (CI) Cambodia, in collaboration with rangers from the Ministry of Environment, are conducting a camera trap distance sampling pilot study in the Central Cardamom Mountain National Park. ...

Long Kimmarita

Phnom Krala Pors declared a Protected Area

The Ministry of Environment is declaring Krala Pors mountain, a protected area in recognition of its biodiversity. Krala Pors is a natural home to many endangered species as well as untouched forests.​ ...

Tith Kongnov

Protected area communities report forest crimes via app

On average, communities trained by the REDD+ project submit 50 formal reports about forest crimes per month to authorities based upon data captured through the SMART 7 application, according to the USAID Greening Prey Lang (GPL) Project. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Ministry, OHCHR discuss Prey Speu

Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation Vong Soth told the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Cambodia that he was pushing measures to improve the management of the Phnom Penh Social Affairs Centre, commonly referred to as Prey ...

Samban Chandara

Community focused on cardamom farming future

Cardamom is a plant that grows naturally in the foothills of the so-named Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia, mostly in Pursat province. In addition to being a spice for food, it is also sometimes used in traditional herbal medicine. ...

Keo Bosaba

Finance minister’s wife gets state land in Keo Seima for ecotourism

Protected areas in Kirirom National Park and the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary are being privatized for companies run by family members of notorious tycoon Choeung Sopheap as well as the wife of the country’s finance minister. ...

Seoung Nimol

More rangers deployed to protect Mekong River dolphins

The Kratie provincial authorities have deployed more than 44 rangers with 11 patrol stations along the Mekong River in order to protect the Dolphin Conservation Area. ...

Tith Kongnov

More than 120 Asian bird species found in two protected areas

Preliminary reports from NatureLife researchers show that two of Cambodia’s protected areas serve as habitats for more than 120 Asian bird species. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Indigenous women voice collective concerns

A senior environment official called for calm after indigenous women’s communities urged relevant ministries and institutions to address their concerns by including their input into the draft amendments to the protected natural areas and forestry laws. ...

Long Kimmarita

Gaur pair join Preah Vihear cattle herd

Two gaurs have been spotted in the Prey Lang area in Preah Vihear province, grazing amongst the cattle of local villagers. Officials have called for the protection of these two specimens. The gaur, Bos gaurus, also known as the Indian bison, is the world’s largest ...

Long Kimmarita

Stung Treng risks losing flooded forest on Mekong River

Experts say Cambodia faces the risk of losing its low-lying “flooded forest” along the Mekong River. They claim that Stung Treng province is the most gravely affected. ...

Son Minea

Report says forestry crime decreasing

Park rangers across th country cracked down on 5,376 cases of illegal timber trade, confiscating more than 1,000 cubic metres of wood, and 2,100 chainsaws, a senior Environment Ministry official said. Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra said the total number of case showed a marked decrease ...

Tith Kongnov

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