Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

Siem Reap plans to to move homeless people and beggars into ‘community forest’

Nak Neron, Deputy Governor of Siem Reap, yesterday detailed plans to move homeless people and beggars to a ‘community forest’ in the province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50905543/siem-reap-plans-to-to-move-homeless-people-and-beggars-into-community-forest/

Cambodia marks World Ranger Day

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) regards the Ministry of Environment rangers as the guardians of healthy forests that help mitigate the risk of future zoonotic diseases infecting humans in the same manner that Covid-19 likely did. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-marks-world-ranger-day

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/

Authorities battle land encroachers in flooded forest

People are still taking every opportunity to encroach on the flooded forests despite the action taken by the authorities to prevent the crimes, said Kampong Thom provincial authorities. ...

Chhun Sun Ly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50903661/authorities-battle-land-encroachers-in-flooded-forest/

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

Commune chiefs in Kampot issue land annulments

Three commune chiefs in Kampot province’s Teuk Chhou district have now separately issued letters annulling their previous signatures on land deals in the protected area of Preah Monivong Bokor National Park. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/commune-chiefs-kampot-issue-land-annulments

Authorities seize back 700 hectares of grabbed land

Authorities have seized about 700 hectares of illegally grabbed protected forest land in Kampot province on the orders of Environment Minister Say Samal who was informed of the crimes during a visit to Bokor National Park on Monday. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50902749/authorities-seize-back-700-hectares-of-grabbed-land/

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

MOE ignores ‘twisted’ CYNA report on high forest crimes

The Ministry of Environment (MoE)  yesterday rejected the report of the Cambodian Youth Network Association (CYNA) and  Prey Lang Community Network that found high forest crimes in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50896564/moe-ignores-twisted-cyna-report-on-high-forest-crimes/

Forestry crimes persist, but on small scale, official says

In the first six months of this year, rangers from the Ministry of Environment went on 14,422 patrols in protected natural areas and biodiversity corridors, investigated 4,238 cases of natural resource offences, imposed fines in 511 of those cases and sent 515 of the cases ...

Voun Dara
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/forestry-crimes-persist-small-scale-official-says

Programme launched to rehabilitate land in degraded forest areas

A project to rehabilitate degraded forest land through the development of integrated agriculture and agroforestry to improve the livelihoods of local residents is being implemented by the Forestry Administration’s Institute for Forest and Wildlife Research and Development (IRD).​ ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/programme-launched-rehabilitate-land-degraded-forest-areas

Ministry rehabilitates parts of Preah Vihear with rosewood

Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have distributed and planted nearly 50,000 rosewood saplings across seven communes in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district to restore and protect two of the endangered species – Dalbergia cochinchinensis and Dalbergia oliveri. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-rehabilitates-parts-preah-vihear-rosewood

Angkor ticket revenue tanks 99% in Jan-Jun

Revenue from ticket sales to foreigners visiting Siem Reap province’s Angkor Archaeological Park clocked in at a paltry $219,218 in the first half of 2021, cratering by 98.79 per cent year-on-year, as tourism remains in a Covid-19 coma.   ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/angkor-ticket-revenue-tanks-99-jan-jun

Asiatic golden cat caught on camera in Ratanakiri

The rare Asiatic golden cat has been detected in natural protected areas in the Kingdom’s northeastern province of Ratanakiri. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asiatic-golden-cat-caught-camera-ratanakkiri

“Save Earth” campaign plants trees

Environmental activists are planting trees in Kampong Speu province’s Cardamom Mountains to mitigate the effects of climate change and support the livelihoods of the community. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50883109/save-earth-campaign-plants-trees/

Crooks arrested for flooded forest clearing

Finally, the long arms of the law caught up and arrested two men for illegally clearing flooded forest in Boengreal Bratescheal at Sankoa commune, Kampong Svay district in Kampong Thom province. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50882327/crooks-arrested-for-flooded-forest-clearing/

Resin provides boon to local economy

Nearly 300 families in the Sre Trob community in the Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province continue to make a living from their ancestors’ methods of obtaining wood oil or vital resin to sell, which can earn about $450 a month per ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/resin-provides-boon-local-economy

Preah Sihanouk probes land clearing for economic zone

A joint working group of the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration is inspecting a site at Bak Kang Mountain, which was designated state public property in 2002 but is now being cleared by a private company. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-probes-land-clearing-economic-zone

Encroachment on Tonle Sap flooded forest land persists

Battambang provincial officials said land encroachment still occurred on thousands of hectares of flooded forest land bordering Tonle Sap Lake, and authorities lacked the resources to protect these areas.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/encroachment-tonle-sap-flooded-forest-land-persists

Birdlife frees 20 water pools in Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary

BirdLife International Cambodia Programme yesterday said that it has freed 20 water pools in Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary in Stung Treng province in the first four months of this year to improve water sources and habitats for wildlife. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50863162/birdlife-frees-20-water-pools-in-siem-pang-wildlife-sanctuary/

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