Protected areas

National parks and wildlife sanctuaries

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

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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eld’s deer spotted in Kratie’s Sambor Wildlife Sanctuary

Four Eld’s deer, an endangered species, were photographed for the first time in five years by camera traps in Sambor Wildlife Sanctuary in Kratie province. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766444/elds-deer-spotted-in-kraties-sambor-wildlife-sanctuary/

Eld’s deer spotted in Kratie’s Sambor Wildlife Sanctuary

Four Eld’s deer, an endangered species, were photographed for the first time in five years by camera traps in Sambor Wildlife Sanctuary in Kratie province. The species is listed as endangered in both Cambodia’s Forestry Law and on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766444/elds-deer-spotted-in-kraties-sambor-wildlife-sanctuary/

Pursat families ordered to vacate illegal homes in wildlife sanctuary

Pursat provincial authorities gave 21 families seven days to take down 43 houses and cottages after officials said they were illegally occupying land in a protected natural area of the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary. The families were told they face legal action if they refuse to ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pursat-families-ordered-vacate-illegal-homes-wildlife-sanctuary

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