Forest protection

Protected areas

Forest Administration team conduct wildlife survey

NatureLife Cambodia and O Rey Community Protected Area (CPA) collaborated with the national and provincial forest administration team and Hong Anh Lumphat economic land concession to study the presentation of wildlife in Hong Anh Lumphat economic land concession on 10 February 2024. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501446894/forest-administration-team-conduct-wildlife-survey/

Ministry to create more communities to protect forest

The Ministry of Environment plans to establish at least 10 additional natural resource protection communities by year-end and in subsequent years to improve the livelihoods of communities and contribute to prevention of forest crime at the local level.​ ... ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501440112/ministry-to-create-more-communities-to-protect-forest/

Ministry creates 193 nature protection communities in five years

The Ministry of Environment has established 193 protected area communities for biodiversity conservation, natural resource management, culture and promotion of national economic development. ... ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501431758/ministry-creates-193-nature-protection-communities-in-five-years/

Ministry advances community-led forest protection

Providing economic independence to communities in protected areas and empowering local authorities to intervene in cases of natural resource crimes is key to the success and sustainability of development projects. The approach also aligns with the goals of both those implementing and funding the initiatives, ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-advances-community-led-forest-protection

PM: No more mining licences in Prey Lang sanctuary

Prime Minister Hun Manet has designated the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary as a “red zone”, meaning he will not allow new any mining licences to be issued for the area, and would not allow the expansion of existing operations. ... ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-no-more-mining-licences-in-prey-lang-sanctuary

Chinese company developing goldmines in protected forest

A new report has revealed that a Chinese company is involved in large-scale gold mining in protected Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary (PLWS), threatening the environment and the lives of local people. ... ...

Thang Sinorn
https://kiripost.com/stories/chinese-company-developing-gold-mines-in-protected-forest

Ethnic Kuy put curse on environment officials building cow stable in wildlife sanctuary

Kuy indigenous peoples in Preah Vihear province’s Chheb district invoked ancestral spirits and held a “curse ceremony” to hex powerful people, including department of environment officials who they say are violating their land rights. ... ...

Seoung Nimol
https://cambojanews.com/ethnic-kuy-put-curse-on-environment-officials-building-cow-stable-in-wildlife-sanctuary/

Rare sarus cranes hatch in Keo Seima sanctuary

In late August, a dedicated wildlife monitoring team from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS Cambodia) in Mondulkiri province made a remarkable discovery – locating another rare sarus crane nest, in which two newborn birds had been safely hatched. Sharing the encouraging news on September 4, WCS ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/rare-sarus-cranes-hatch-keo-seima-sanctuary

Burning Homes in the Name of Conservation: NGO Wildlife Alliance Cracks Down on the Poor

The farmers of Knong Riel run when they see white faces. A white face, for many farmers, means staff from Wildlife Alliance, one of Cambodia’s leading conservation NGOs, have entered the northern edge of the Cardamom National Park where dozens of families grow cassava, corn ...

Jack Brook
https://cambojanews.com/burning-homes-in-the-name-of-conservation-ngo-wildlife-alliance-cracks-down-on-the-poor/

Government gives 9,968 hectares in Botum Sakor National Park to Royal Group

Tycoon Kith Meng’s Royal Group company received 9,968 hectares inside Botum Sakor National park in Koh Kong province, according to a January 25 sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen and published earlier this month. ... ...

Runn Sreydeth and Phon Sothyroth
https://cambojanews.com/government-gives-9968-hectares-in-botum-sakor-national-park-to-royal-group/

Kraol minority apologise for burning down office

The O’Krieng Senchey district administration in Kratie province have ordered the Sre Chis commune authorities to educate minority ethnic groups about the laws and legal instruments related to environmental protection. ... ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kraol-minority-apologise-burning-down-office

Protected Preah Vihear Temple area expanded, renamed

The government has issued a sub-decree to expand and rename the Preah Vihear Temple Protected Land as Preah Vihear-Phnom Dangrek Protected Land, bringing it under two provinces, Preah Vihear and Oddar Meanchey. ... ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501345961/protected-preah-vihear-temple-area-expanded-renamed/

Cambodia identifies nearly 30 natural protected areas with cultural heritage sites

The Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts have identified 27 natural protected areas with cultural heritage sites out of 73 natural protected areas in Cambodia. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501345049/cambodia-identifies-nearly-30-natural-protected-areas-with-cultural-heritage-sites/

Government reclassifying biodiversity corridors into protected areas

At least 15 protected areas have expanded to integrate adjacent biodiversity corridors, according to government sub-decrees issued in July and released sporadically over the course of the week. ... ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/government-reclassifying-biodiversity-corridors-into-protected-areas/

930K ha Cardamom park established

The government has announced the establishment of the Cardamom Mountain National Park, a sprawling natural reserve covering nearly 930,000ha across five provinces. ... ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/930k-ha-cardamom-park-established

Royal Government issues sub-decree to amend Preah Monivong “Bokor” National park

The Royal Government of Cambodia recently issued a sub-decree on the revision of Monivong Bokor National Park by expanding it to more than 156,000 hectares located in Kampot, Kampong Speu, and Sihanoukville provinces. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501338978/royal-government-issues-sub-decree-to-amend-preah-monivong-bokor-national-park/

Forest community report fish poisoning

Buddhist monks and members of the forest community of Sorng Rukhavorn Wildlife Sanctuary have expressed deep concern over illegal fishing activities in the sanctuary. ... ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-community-report-fish-poisoning

Some 1,500 Bantengs counted in Cambodia

Around 1,500 Bantengs (Bos Javanicus) listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s Red List of Threatened Species have been recorded in Cambodia’s forests. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501314869/some-1500-bantengs-counted-in-cambodia/

Ministry vows to curb poaching in protected zones

In an ongoing effort to protect wildlife and maintain ecological balance, the Ministry of Environment along with key partners have pledged to tackle the escalating issues of poaching and bush meat trafficking within and around protected zones. Civil society groups, meanwhile, have called for more ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-vows-curb-poaching-protected-zones

Seventeen nests of lesser Adjutant recorded in 2022 breeding season

A total of 17 nests of Lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) were recorded in Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary (LWS) by the end of 2022 breeding season, according to a news release of NatureLife Cambodia this morning. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501312556/seventeen-nests-of-lesser-adjutant-recorded-in-2022-breeding-season/

Senior officials urge park rangers to educate and advertise people about the law and the impact of deforestation and wildlife

Senior officials of the Ministry of Environment has urged park rangers to educate and advertise people living around protected areas to understand the law and the impact of deforestation and wildlife conservation for the long term benefit of the future. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501312001/senior-officials-urge-park-rangers-to-educate-and-advertise-people-about-the-law-and-the-impact-of-deforestation-and-wildlife/

P Vihear encroachment crackdown imminent

The National Authority for Preah Vihear (NAPV) announced that the national authorities will work with their provincial counterparts to take action against state land encroachment – of part of protected area two – in the third week of this month. ... ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/p-vihear-encroachment-crackdown-imminent

16 cranes recorded at Lumphat sanctuary, highest in five years

Naturelife Cambodia, a Cambodian conservation organisation, has reported a significant increase in sarus crane (Antigone antigone) numbers during the non-breeding season at Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary for 2022-2023. ... ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/16-cranes-recorded-lumphat-sanctuary-highest-five-years

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