Protected areas

National parks and wildlife sanctuaries

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

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

Wildlife increases and adapts in Angkor Archeological Park

Wildlife Alliance which works together with Apsara Authority and Forestry Administration in the “Bring Back Angkor” project has seen success in the last eight years in bringing wildlife back to the Angkor Archaeological Park. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50850705/wildlife-increases-and-adapts-in-angkor-archeological-park/

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/

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/

'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

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