Protected areas

National parks and wildlife sanctuaries

Lumphat sanctuary to generate carbon credit by 2024

Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary – home to a variety of endangered animals and birds – is expected to generate carbon credits in 130,000 hectares of the sanctuary by 2024 and reduce carbon emission by at least 115,000 tonnes per year. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501190983/lumphat-sanctuary-to-generate-carbon-credit-by-2024/

Rare bird’s nest count doubles in sanctuary

A Sambo Wildlife Sanctuary biodiversity monitoring and research team were on November 22 excited to report the presence of 48 lesser adjutant nests, with 68 adult birds and their chicks confirmed living in the Mekong flooded forest habitat. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rare-birds-nest-count-doubles-sanctuary

NGO to count Prey Lang Sanctuary wildlife

USAID Greening Prey Lang is conducting a line transect survey in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary to check wildlife species populations in the protected area. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501179535/ngo-to-count-prey-lang-sanctuary-wildlife/

NGO to count Prey Lang Sanctuary wildlife

USAID Greening Prey Lang is conducting a line transect survey in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary to check wildlife species populations in the protected area.​ Line transect sampling is a distance sampling method for estimating the abundance of wild animal populations. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501179535/ngo-to-count-prey-lang-sanctuary-wildlife/

Ministry: Snares threaten biodiversity

Snares remained a challenge for wildlife in Cambodia’s protected areas, and result in the loss of many of the Kingdom’s endangered species. In order to address the problem, in 2021, the Ministry of Environment and partner organisations removed over 60,000 snares from 72 protected areas and ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-snares-threaten-biodiversity

307 small nature tourism projects approved in September

The Ministry of Environment as of September 2022 has approved 307 small-scale ecotourism development projects covering 2,670 hectares in the Natural Resource Protection and Cambodia Biodiversity Conservation Corridor. ...

Sok Sithika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501161817/307-small-nature-tourism-projects-approved-in-september/

Gov’t says wood from Tamao clearing given to locals, not sold

About 530 hectares of land in Tamao Sanctuary in Takeo province’s Bati district was cleared by a developer last month and the public has accused the government of selling the felled trees for profit, a claim authorities vehemently rejects. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501153040/govt-says-wood-from-tamao-clearing-given-to-locals-not-sold/

Yellow-cheeked crested gibbons see tourist upswing

Endangered species conservation scientists from the NGO Conservation International (CI) have announced the resumption of their mission in the Veun Sai-Siem Pang National Park in Ratanakkiri and Stung Treng provinces after having made a series of discoveries since 2007 of nearly 400 groups of yellow-cheeked ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/yellow-cheeked-crested-gibbons-see-tourist-upswing

Red muntjac population surveyed in Mondulkiri

Researchers from the Mondulkiri provincial Department of Environment have deployed motion-sensor cameras at 25 sites in Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary to monitor the number of red muntjac, amid concerns that its population may be declining due to illegal hunting and trapping. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/red-muntjac-population-surveyed-mondulkiri

Wildlife group distressed by land clearing in Tamao

Wildlife Alliance (WA) expressed its dissatisfaction concerning the clearing of hundreds of hectares of land next to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Sanctuary by developer Leng Navatra Company into a gated community and resort. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501124332/wildlife-group-distressed-by-land-clearing-in-tamao/

Illegal logging in Mondulkiri soars after border reopens

Illegal logging is on the rise in Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province, with timber traders rushing to move the luxury wood along smuggling routes into Vietnam, right under the noses of local authorities. ...

Nang Veasna
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501103824/illegal-logging-in-mondulkiri-soars-after-border-reopens/

500 people ordered to vacate sanctuary land

At least 500 people have been ordered to vacate Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Pursat province immediately because they have encroached on protected land. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501097061/500-people-ordered-to-vacate-sanctuary-land/

Researchers celebrate sighting of vultures at Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary

Researchers conducting studies of the wildlife in Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary, were excited to report the sighting of nine vultures in the sanctuary. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501093205/researchers-celebrate-sighting-of-vultures-at-sre-pok-wildlife-sanctuary/

Over 70 wildlife species recorded in Phnom Tnout-Phnom Pok sanctuary

A recent wildlife survey which has been conducted in Phnom Tnout-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province has recorded more than 70 species, including endangered ones. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501090718/over-70-wildlife-species-recorded-in-phnom-tnout-phnom-pok-sanctuary/

Wealth of wildlife and plants discovered in Mondulkiri, says MoE

Researchers are celebrating the discovery of a large number of wildlife and rare plant species, as well as waterfalls in the Phnom Nam Lear Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501059227/wealth-of-wildlife-and-plants-discovered-in-mondulkiri-says-moe/

Herd of eight elephants spotted in Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary

A herd of eight elephants were spotted by conservationists from the Mondulkiri Provincial Department of Environment and WWF researchers yesterday in Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501043345/herd-of-eight-elephants-spotted-in-sre-pok-wildlife-sanctuary/

Cambodia, UNESCO promote conservation of cultural heritage site

The Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and UNESCO have produced a short video to shed light on the richness of the site of Koh Ker in the northern province of Preah Vihear, on the occasion of the National Culture Day in Cambodia on ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501035659/cambodia-unesco-promote-conservation-of-cultural-heritage-site/

S. Korea to Establish Natural Park Near Cambodia’s Angkor Wat

A Korean-style forest park will be set up near Angkor Wat Buddhist temple complex, Cambodia’s most famous tourist destination, using South Korean forest management technology. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501030841/s-korea-to-establish-natural-park-near-cambodias-angkor-wat/

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