Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

Tourists flock to amazing Angkor Botanical Garden

More and more tourists have flocked into Angkor Botanical Garden in Siem Reap province after the official inauguration last week. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501081095/tourists-flock-to-amazing-angkor-botanical-garden/

Court returns disputed land to firm in Preah Vihear

A joint force, acting on the Preah Vihear Provincial Court order, on May 13 confiscated 23.4ha of state land from an individual and returned it to Mekong Rubber Plantation Co Ltd after he was judged to have illegally occupied the land – which had been ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-returns-disputed-land-firm-preah-vihear

Pursat encroachers told to clear out

The Pursat Provincial Hall has warned of administrative action – without exception – against those who have illegally encroached on or occupied land in the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pursat-encroachers-told-clear-out

S Reap officials seize contraband charcoal

The Siem Reap provincial Forestry Administration’s (FA) mobile team and local officials in Chi Kraeng district seized four charcoal trailers at the intersection of National Road 6 in Kok Thloak Krom commune on May 3 for transporting it across the provincial border. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/s-reap-officials-seize-contraband-charcoal

Suspect arrested, machinery seized in illegal forest clearing case

Provincial authorities continue to work to suppress forest crimes – in line with the order of Prime Minister Hun Sen – to protect the country’s natural resources and forests. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501069785/suspect-arrested-machinery-seized-in-illegal-forest-clearing-case/

Mangrove saplings planted in Kampot

The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Kampot Provincial Administration, Fisheries Administration and the British Chevening Alumni Association of Cambodia (BCAAC) – with the support of the British embassy in Phnom Penh and Prudential (Cambodia) Life Insurance Plc – on April 30 planted 1,000 ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mangrove-saplings-planted-kampot

Environmental activists call for genuine justice for the slain Chut Wutty

Ten years on, both civil society groups and the family of slain environmental activist Chut Wutty non-governmental organizations are calling for justice.​ ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/environmental-activists-call-for-genuine-justice-for-the-slain-chut-wutty/

M’kiri governor proposes wildlife sanctuary breeding areas, zoo

Mondulkiri provincial governor has instructed officials to rehabilitate at least 100 hectares of forest to increase wildlife numbers and establish a zoo to attract tourists. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501063701/mkiri-governor-proposes-wildlife-sanctuary-breeding-areas-zoo/

K Chhnang plants over 200,000 saplings at Tonle Sap Lake’s Zone 3

The Ministry of Environment – in cooperation with the Kampong Chhnang Provincial Administration – planted 24,000 mixed trees to rehabilitate the flooded forests of Zone 3 of the Tonle Sap Lake area. The April 25 planting took place in Thnal Chheuteal village of Kampong Leng ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/k-chhnang-plants-over-200000-saplings-tonle-sap-lakes-zone-3

Oral community to block entrance to forestland to protect from military clearance

Villagers in the Oral district of Kampong Speu province are digging in to protect what they claim as their community forest land, despite increasing pressure from the military to leave the site.​​ ...

Sorn Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/oral-community-to-block-entrance-to-forestland-to-protect-from-military-clearance/

Cambodia’s eco-tourism tackles trash challenge

Waste management is a vital component of eco-tourism in Cambodia, especially in forests. Maintaining a clean environment in forests also creates jobs, providing locals with a way to transition from illegal hunting and logging to legal work in forest communities. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501060877/cambodias-eco-tourism-tackles-trash-challenge/

Wealth of wildlife and plants discovered in Mondulkiri, says MoE

Researchers are celebrating the discovery of a large number of wildlife and rare plant species, as well as waterfalls in the Phnom Nam Lear Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501059227/wealth-of-wildlife-and-plants-discovered-in-mondulkiri-says-moe/

NGOs petition for permit to patrol forests

The Ministry of Environment has received a petition from more than 20 NGOs and community members requesting the right to conduct patrols in protected areas, and urging increased enforcement of natural resource crimes. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-petition-permit-patrol-forests

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/

More that 800 forest crimes, land grabs and illegal wildlife hunting reported last year

There were 811 cases of forest crimes, land grabs, and illegal hunting of wildlife reported last year, and of the number 320 involved in forest crimes were fined while another 491 were taken to court. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501047196/more-that-800-forest-crimes-land-grabs-and-illegal-wildlife-hunting-reported-last-year/

Measures against illegal logging a success, says committee

The National Committee for Forest Crime Prevention has touted its tougher measures to suppress illegal logging across the country as a success despite small-scale ones are still occurring. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501045458/measures-against-illegal-logging-a-success-says-committee/

Cambodia marks forest day with tree planting

The Kingdom yesterday celebrated the International Day of Forests with tree planting by students, teachers, local authority representatives, government officials and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501045909/cambodia-marks-forest-day-with-tree-planting/

Preah Sihanouk police bust 295 for land grabbing

On March 19, the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court issued arrest warrants for six brokers and placed six others under court supervision after they led nearly 300 people to occupy state land in the South Cardamom Mountains National Park in Cham village of Kampong Seila commune ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-police-bust-295-land-grabbing

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