Forest protection

Protected areas

O’Bosleav given first-ever community forest land titles

The Forestry Administration announced yesterday that the O’Bosleav Forest Community has officially received land titles through the rigorous registration process. This is the first example of this happening in Cambodia. .. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50949092/obosleav-given-first-ever-community-forest-land-titles/

The great Koh Kong land rush: Areas stripped of protection by Cambodian gov’t being bought up

In July, conservationists in Cambodia sounded the alarm over a regulation that saw eight protected areas in Koh Kong province collectively lose territory twice the size of Phnom Penh, the country’s capital. Officials said the move, affecting nearly 127,000 hectares (314,000 acres) under Sub-decree No. ...

Gerald Flynn
https://news.mongabay.com/2021/10/the-great-koh-kong-land-rush-areas-stripped-of-protection-by-cambodian-govt-being-bought-up/

100 ha of land illegally cleared in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

The Andong Kraloeng forestry community is up and arms over 100 hectares of forest land inside Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary being cleared illegally with no intervention and action taken by the provincial environment department. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50944346/100-ha-of-land-illegally-cleared-in-keo-seima-wildlife-sanctuary/

Villagers: Take action against Koh Kong land grab

More than 200 residents of Chroy Svay community’s Saray Khang Cheung village in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district urged authorities and the provincial Department of Environment to take action against people who have encroached on the community’s flooded forest land. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-take-action-against-koh-kong-land-grab

Ministry reports illegal land grabs in Bokor National Park

Authorities have identified 201 cases of illegal land encroachment, involving more than 619 hectares, in Preah Monivong (Bokor) National Park from July 3 last year to July 31 this year.   ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50942219/ministry-reports-illegal-land-grabs-in-bokor-national-park/

New community proposed to protect Stung Sen Ramsar site

Fifty-one families, equivalent to 87% of the total number  of households in Phat Sanday commune, Kampong Svay district, Kampong Thom province, have applied to establish a new community in the Stung Sen Ramsar site for the protection and conservation of natural resources by local villagers ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50938052/new-community-proposed-to-protect-stung-sen-ramsar-site/

Sixty endangered bird species seen flocking to Kingdom wetland areas

The Kampong Thom provincial Department of Environment and BirdLife Cambodia have recorded the presence of more than 60 endangered species in the Stung Sen “Ramsar site” and the Boeung Chhma core area within the Tonle Sap biosphere reserve in Kampong Thom province. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sixty-endangered-bird-species-seen-flocking-kingdom-wetland-areas

Kingdom’s vulture number a ‘positive’ sign

In Cambodia’s four sanctuaries with vulture populations, there are 140 vultures currently present – a number considered small but encouraging among relevant ministries and partner organisations involved in the protection and preservation of the species. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdoms-vulture-number-positive-sign

Students plant 4,000 trees as forest fire fix

Fifty students will help plant 4,000 trees on September 5 at the Royal Academy of Cambodia’s (RAC) Techo Sen Russey Treb park in Chheb I commune of Preah Vihear province’s Chheb district. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/students-plant-4000-trees-forest-fire-fix

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/

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/

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

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

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/

More bird species to be released into Angkor park

The APSARA National Authority (ANA) plans to release 11 birds from three rare species into the Angkor Archaeological Park’s forest and calls on the public to take care of all animals in the park. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-bird-species-be-released-angkor-park

Siem Reap land clearing case referred to court

The Siem Reap provincial Forestry Administration on May 17 referred the case of two pieces of impounded machinery to court after conducting an investigation. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-land-clearing-case-referred-court

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