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Forest protection

Protected areas

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/

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

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

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

Pursat wildlife sanctuary ups surveillance

The Ministry of Environment has installed ten additional cameras-traps  in Phnom Somkhos wildlife sanctuary, Pursat province, to see if the area needs to be protected further. ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50817727/pursat-wildlife-sanctuary-ups-surveillance/

Fires torch property, forests

In the first week of February, fires in Phnom Penh and Pursat injured three people, ravaged two warehouses and damaged one school building with two cows inside killed. Wildfires in Siem Reap and Battambang provinces also burned over 100ha of protected forests.​ ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fires-torch-property-forests

Cambodia’s rangers risk lives protecting environment

The 20 or so very fit men gathered deep in the forests of northeast Cambodia at the Tropaing Tear Base in the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Malis Tum
https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/cambodias-rangers-risk-lives-protecting-environment

'Drastic' declines in Cambodia’s endangered wildlife

WWF Cambodia released a report on January 15 saying the ungulate populations in two sanctuaries – Srepok and the neighboring Phnom Prich – had seen a drastic 10-year decline. ...

Aun Chhengpor & Malis Tum
https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/drastic-declines-cambodias-endangered-wildlife

Forest crimes drop in protected areas

Twenty-two cases connected with illegal forest clearance and wild animal and timber poaching in the Phnom Tnout-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary were sent to court for prosecution last year, a decline of 50 per cent over 2019. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-crimes-drop-protected-areas

Phnom Tbeng Park to be prepared for Unesco list

Phnom Tbeng Natural Heritage Park will be put forward for inclusion in the Unesco World Heritage List, the Ministry of Environment has confirmed. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50809818/phnom-tbeng-park-to-be-prepared-for-unesco-list/

Kampot karsts listed as natural heritage sites

Three areas in Kampot province are now inscribed on the natural heritage list including Phnom Totong, Phnom Toch and Phnom Preah Kuhear Luong (Luong Cave). ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807839/kampot-karsts-listed-as-natural-heritage-sites/

Rangers’ achievements honoured

The Ministry of Environment and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) have provided certificates of excellence to six out of 100 rangers in Mondulkiri province as recognition for their outstanding efforts. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rangers-achievements-honoured

Cambodian conservationists monitoring grey-headed fish eagles

Conservationists have been monitoring the presence of Grey-headed Fish Eagles at their habitat, according to BirdLife International Cambodia Programme. “The Grey-headed Fish Eagle are suffering from habitat destruction and overfishing. In Lomphat wildlife sanctuary, our monitoring team usually recorded its presence and nesting near big ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50806073/cambodian-conservationists-monitoring-grey-headed-fish-eagles/

Conservation and tourism plans for protected park in Preah Vihear

The Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) is preparing Preah Vihear’s Techo Sen Russey Trep Park for domestic and international tourism and expects to open within three years. ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804751/conservation-and-tourism-plans-for-protected-park-in-preah-vihear/

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

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