Forests and forestry

Forest protection

Press Statement of the Council for the Development of Cambodia on the United States Department of the Treasury’s decision to impose sanctions on Union Development Group Co., Ltd (UDG)

On 20 September 2020, Council for the Development of Cambodia has issued a press statement in respond to the imposed sanction on Union Development Group (UDG) by the United States Department of  the Treasury. The paper has responded to various allegations made by  the United ...

Council for the development of Cambodia

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cambodia's Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary sells first carbon credits

Phonm Penh, Cambodia (July 23, 2016)-The Royal Government of Cambodia, through a long-running partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), has sold to Disney the first carbon credits from a climate change mitigation project in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, which encompasses to total area of 292,690 ...

Ministry of Environment

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National consultation workshop on "Putting five protected forests as natural protected areas"

Ministry of Environment cooperated with Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to organize a National Consultation Workshop on “Putting Prey Lang, Southern Cardamoms Corridor, Prey Preah Roka, Prey Simphan and Prey Vansay as natural protected areas” on April 25, 2016 at the Hotel Sofitel Phnom Penh ...

Ministry of Environment

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The Ministry of Environment will allocate five forest areas under the protected forests and forest conservation

The Ministry of Environment will allocate five production forests namely Prey Long, Southern Cardamoms Corridor, Prey Preah Roka, Prey Simphan and Prey Vansay which claims a total of 950.000 hectares under the protected forests and forest conservation. ...

Ministry of Environment

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Prek Toal was recognized as a new Ramsar Site

South-East Asia’s largest waterbird colony, the 21,342 hectares Prek Toal (Ramsar Site no. 2245 http://rsis.ramsar.org/ris/2245) has been designated as a Wetland of International Importance (also known as a ‘Ramsar Site’), by the Royal Government of Cambodia and recognized by the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention ...

Ministry of Environment

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