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Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

Ministry probes exports of luxury wood to Hong Kong

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries denied that it had allowed the exports of luxury wood from Koh Kong province to Hong Kong. The denial came after the Hong Kong Customs reportedly seized about 211 tonnes of logs from an endangered tree species from Cambodia ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-probes-exports-luxury-wood-hong-kong

Kampong Speu governor orders intruders off state forest land

Kampong Speu provincial governor Vei Samnang has issued an order prohibiting clearing and settling on more than 281ha of state forest land in two locations after some residents illegally occupied and farm the land. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-governor-orders-intruders-state-forest-land

Working group set to tackle Mondulkiri forestry crimes

Mondulkiri provincial governor Svay Sam Eang urged officials and local authorities to intensify efforts to prevent forest crimes and illegal logging as these activities have increased. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/working-group-set-tackle-mondulkiri-forestry-crimes

Wildlife increases and adapts in Angkor Archeological Park

Wildlife Alliance which works together with Apsara Authority and Forestry Administration in the “Bring Back Angkor” project has seen success in the last eight years in bringing wildlife back to the Angkor Archaeological Park. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50850705/wildlife-increases-and-adapts-in-angkor-archeological-park/

Stung Treng officials find illegal timber stockpile, owner escapes

A large amount of illegal luxury timber was impounded by Stung Treng provincial Forestry Administration officials on April 26 after it was discovered in a forest in the province’s Sen Chey district.   ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/stung-treng-officials-find-illegal-timber-stockpile-owner-escapes

Four arrested for illegal rosewood

Police in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district arrested four men yesterday, accused of transporting nearly 400 kilogrammes of rosewood from a protected forest area without permission. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50835694/four-arrested-for-illegal-rosewood/

Youth group claims illegal loggers have raided Roka

A senior Ministry of Environment official has rejected the Cambodian Youth Network (CYN) report detailing 100 illegal logging incidents they claim took place in early 2021 in Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youth-group-claims-illegal-loggers-have-raided-roka

Cambodia considered as good REDD+ implementing country

Cambodia has been considered as a country implementing the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) well. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50829171/cambodia-considered-as-good-redd-implementing-country/

Activist alleges ranger ‘inaction’

Forestry crimes are still occurring in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary and the National Park in the Cardamom Mountains in Pursat province, a prominent environment activist said. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activist-alleges-ranger-inaction

Kampong Speu warns of legal action against loggers at national park

Kampong Speu provincial authorities have warned against logging and forest land clearing in Suramarit-Kossamak National Park “Kirirom”. Authorities have also said they would enforce the law, but the clearing of the forest has continued even though authorities have issued a series of letters revoking land ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-warns-legal-action-against-loggers-national-park

Eight new community areas to be protected

Cambodia is to register eight new Community Protected Areas (CPAs) in order to protect and conserve natural resources in the country, according to the Ministry of Environment. ...

Mao Chanvireak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50829160/eight-new-community-areas-to-be-protected/

130 storks die due to suspected pesticides

Around 130 storks in Boeng Sne Tuol Porntaley, Prey Veng province, in Ba Phnom district’s Theay commune, have died between March 17 and Sunday, due to suspected poisoning by pesticides. ...

Mao Chanvireak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50828740/130-storks-die-due-to-suspected-pesticides/

Officials probe death of wild birds at Prey Veng sanctuary

Experts from the Prey Veng provincial Department of Environment are searching for and collecting dead wild birds in the Tuol Porn Taley Boeung Sne conservation area to determine the cause of death after villagers and local authorities reported that hundreds of birds had died for ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-probe-death-wild-birds-prey-veng-sanctuary

Centuries-old trees to be preserved

After the discovery of about 100 large, centuries-old trees in Keo Seima wildlife sanctuary in Mondulkiri province, Ministry of Environment officials and rangers have set up protection and conservation measures to protect. ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/centuries-old-trees-be-preserved

Environment ministry, CYN launch ‘Forest Restoration' campaign

The Ministry of Environment, relevant institutions and the Cambodian Youth Network (CYN) on March 21 launched an online Cambodian forest projection campaign to celebrate World Forest Day under the theme “Forest Restoration” to show the public the importance of forests for mankind. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-cyn-launch-forest-restoration-campaign

Ministry calls on the stop of ill-willed advocacy under the name of environmental protection

The Ministry of Environment has reiterated the government’s solid commitment in natural resource conservation, and called on the stop of any ill-willed campaign under the name of “environmental protection”. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50827084/ministry-calls-on-the-stop-of-ill-willed-advocacy-under-the-name-of-environmental-protection/

Six illegal logging tractors seized

Svay Leu district forestry administration office in Siem Reap province has given a month’s notice to the owners of homemade tractors impounded last week for transporting illegal timber. Authorities warned that if no action was taken the administration would take the case to court. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/six-illegal-logging-tractors-seized

Kampong Speu reclaims 266ha state land

The Kampong Speu provincial authorities are working to identify land grabbers after reclaiming more than 266ha of land at nine sites in Oral district’s Tasal and Trapaing Chor communes as state property. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-reclaims-266ha-state-land

Gov’t rejects logging claims

The Ministry of Environment has rejected reports by Amnesty International and the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) that large-scale illegal logging has increased in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary since PLCN was banned from patrolling the area. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-rejects-logging-claims

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