Forest protection

Protected areas

Firm wins rights to ticket sales at Kirirom, Prek Toal

The Ministry of Environment awarded rights to ticket sales at Kirirom National Park and the Prek Toal bird sanctuary to locally-owned firm Lim Sok Cheng for 2021. Kirirom National Park covers 8,401ha in Kampong Speu province and is 44km from the provincial capital of the ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/firm-wins-rights-ticket-sales-kirirom-prek-toal

Gov’t calls on public to help with wildlife, forestry conservation

Minister of Environment Say Sam Al urged the public to prevent land disputes and contribute to forest and wildlife conservation in the Phnom Tnout-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-calls-public-help-wildlife-forestry-conservation

Banteay Meanchey eyes mountains as potential natural heritage areas

Banteay Meanchey Provincial authorities are studying nine mountains in Malai, Preah Netr Preah, and Mongkol Borei districts, including Sisophon town, with the intention of listing them as natural heritage sites once the study is complete and a number of details have been settled. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banteay-meanchey-eyes-mountains-potential-natural-heritage-areas

Kampot to issue park land titles

The Kampot provincial authorities will grant land titles for 2,500 plots covering 6,649ha in Preah Monivong Bokor National Park to local residents who applied for official occupation and usage permits, according to the provincial Department of Environment director Suy Thea. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampot-issue-park-land-titles

Ministry looks into tycoon’s right to 400ha of mangroves

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is investigating whether a tycoon has the right to occupy more than 400ha of flooded mangrove forest in the Chrolong community area in Teuk La’ak commune in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nop district. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-looks-tycoons-right-400ha-mangroves

Rare species losing habitats

BirdLife International Cambodia Programme has expressed concern about the presence of humans that are possibly disrupting the nesting of lesser adjutant storks in Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Ratanakkiri province, a region under serious threat from habitat loss and disruption due to human activities. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rare-species-losing-habitats

Slight increase in 2020 forest crime cases

The Forestry Administration said yesterday that forestry crime, mostly timber and wildlife, has increased 19 percent in 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50793602/slight-increase-in-2020-forest-crime-cases/

Court to rule on sanctuary landgrab cases

The Preah Vihear Provincial Court has set tentative dates in December this year to announce the verdicts for three separate wildlife sanctuary land grab cases, which happened last year. Provincial court spokeswoman Chum Kaniya said on December 10 that the court’s investigating judge had heard ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-rule-sanctuary-landgrab-cases

Prey Lang forest activists concern over illegal logging amid C-19

Forest protection activists in Kampong Thom province have expressed concern over increased illegal logging in Prey Lang forest as authorities are preoccupied with the recent COVID-19 situation. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50789283/prey-lang-forest-activists-concern-over-illegal-logging-amid-c-19/

Two rare tree species identified in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

Two rare tree species believed to be endangered were discovered in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in the northeastern provinces of Mondulkiri and Kratie, according to an announcement released by the Wildlife Conservation Society in Cambodia (WCS Cambodia) on November 17. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-rare-tree-species-identified-keo-seima-wildlife-sanctuary

Koh Kong on hunt for tree planters

Authorities in Koh Kong province are on the hunt for people who illegally planted fruit trees at Botum Sakor National Park in Botum Sakor district. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-hunt-tree-planters

Koh Kong on hunt for tree planters

Authorities in Koh Kong province are on the hunt for people who illegally planted fruit trees at Botum Sakor National Park in Botum Sakor district. Provincial governor Mithona Phouthorng told The Post on November 17 she had ordered an investigation into the illegal planting of ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-hunt-tree-planters

Ministry says illegal forest encroachment continues to increase across Kingdom

The Ministry of Environment has said that illegal encroachment on protected forest land continues to increase, however, large-scale timber logging activities have been prevented. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50779766/ministry-says-illegal-forest-encroachment-continues-to-increase-across-kingdom/

Prey Lang documentary wins awards, draws ministry’s criticism

A documentary film titled Cambodia Burning produced by the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) won two awards – “Earth Photo 2020” and “Drone Photo 2020” – from the US-based Pulitzer Centre.​ The film, which has drawn criticism from a senior Ministry of Environment official, was ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/prey-lang-documentary-wins-awards-draws-ministrys-criticism

White-winged ducks in peril but sighting inspires hope

Only about 20-30 endangered white-winged ducks (Asacornis scutulata) remain in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/white-winged-ducks-peril-sighting-inspires-hope

Over 40,000 trees planted in Stung Thmey sanctuary

Over 40,000 trees of varying species were planted on Wednesday on 56ha in the Stung Thmey protected area in Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Pursat province. The planting is for reforestation. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-40000-trees-planted-stung-thmey-sanctuary

Mondulkiri’s rangers cracked down over 1,500 forest crimes in first nine months

Government’s park rangers in Cambodia’s natural resource-rich province of Mondulkiri have cracked down 1,528 forest crimes in the first nine months of 2020. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50770716/mondulkiris-rangers-cracked-down-over-1500-forest-crimes-in-first-nine-months/

Police officer jailed over 41-hectare land grab

Mondulkiri Provincial Court has charged and jailed a senior police officer for allegedly clearing and encroaching about 41 hectares of protected forestland in the province.   ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50770641/police-officer-jailed-over-41-hectare-land-grab/

Environment ministry looks into illegal posts in M’kiri sanctuary

The Ministry of Environment is investigating a group that erected more than 50 stone and wooden posts and built fences on State land in the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-looks-illegal-posts-mkiri-sanctuary

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