Environment and natural resources

Massive forest clearing found in Koh Kong province

The Wildlife Alliance yesterday discovered over 200 hectares of mangrove forests within Koh Kong province’s Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary were illegally cleared. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720606/massive-forest-clearing-found-in-koh-kong-province/

Environment rangers grab two for felling trees

Kampong Thom provincial rangers arrested two suspects on Saturday as they were felling trees and about to clear some 5ha at the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, said the Ministry of Environment. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-rangers-grab-two-felling-trees

ANA to plant 110,000 new trees in Angkor

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) will plant 110,000 trees in the Angkor area this year to improve the natural beauty of the region and provide environmental benefits. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ana-plant-110000-new-trees-angkor

WWF researchers spot herd of wild elephants in Mondulkiri sanctuary

WWF-Cambodia says researchers had a close encounter with a herd of wild Asian elephants in Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province which is a positive sign conservation efforts are working. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50719526/wwf-researchers-spot-herd-of-wild-elephants-in-mondulkiri-sanctuary/

Stung Treng court charges, releases officer

Major-general Chan Sam Ath was found guilty of violating the Forestry Law by the Stung Treng Provincial Court on Wednesday, but he will not be imprisoned because of poor health due to abdominal surgery.   ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/stung-treng-court-charges-releases-officer

Mondulkiri sanctuary land grabbers charged

In April, 13 suspects were charged in the Mondulkiri Provincial Court for encroaching on forest land in wildlife sanctuaries at Phnom Prich, Srepok, Nam Lear, and Keo Seima, said Ministry of Environment secretary of state and spokesperson Neth Pheaktra.​ ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-sanctuary-land-grabbers-charged

Kampong Chhnang flooded forest to see 8,000 trees planted

The Kampong Chhnang provincial Forestry Administration plans to plant around 8,000 trees on 4ha of flooded forest at the Trapaing Trav area in Chhnok Trou commune’s Ses Slap village in Boribor district. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-chhnang-flooded-forest-see-8000-trees-planted

Cambodian sanctuaries home to critically endangered species

Environment Minister Say Samal on Tuesday said upon inspection on the conservation work in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, authorities reported the sanctuary is home to 60 species of rare and critically endangered animals and 25 species of carnivorous animals. The place was also recognised for ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50718562/cambodian-sanctuaries-home-to-critically-endangered-species/

Carbon credits up in forests

Minister of Environment Say Sam Al has urged relevant stakeholders to take part in protecting and conserving natural resources in wildlife sanctuaries. This, he said, will facilitate carbon credit sales to raise money to support local communities. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/carbon-credits-forests

Ministry issues action projects for wastewater

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, has issued an action plan for wastewater management. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-issues-action-projects-wastewater

Officials deny forest-cutting claims

Forest activists conducted a 10-day forest crimes investigation in the Prey Lang region and claimed to have found more than 200 workers camping in five different locations cutting down about 2,000 trees. Authorities have denied the claim. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-deny-forest-cutting-claims

Two land brokers arrested for forest encroachment

Kampong Chhnang Provincial Military Police on Sunday arrested two men who allegedly cleared and encroached on a protected flooded forest area without approval from relevant authorities. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50717786/two-land-brokers-arrested-for-forest-encroachment/

Oriental Pratincole’s nests discovered in Cambodia

BirdLife Cambodia has announced to discover nests of the Oriental Pratincole in the Southeastern part of Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50717973/oriental-pratincoles-nests-discovered-in-cambodia/

Kratie military police seize lorries, trailers and timber

A three-day operation by the Kratie provincial Military Police ended in the seizure of three lorries, two trailers and about four cubic meters of timber. The suspects escaped. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://bit.ly/2KCNPXI

Forest community pilot projects to be launched

The Ministry of Environment is preparing to create a community fair to contribute to improving the living standards of communities and efficiently conserve natural resources. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-community-pilot-projects-be-launched

Six detained over forest clearing in Mondulkiri

Mondulkiri provincial court sent six people in pre-trial detention on Friday and Saturday on separate charges of deforestation and encroachment on natural protected areas, the provincial department of environment revealed. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50717269/six-detained-over-forest-clearing-in-mondulkiri/

Military officer arrested over alleged land encroachment

Stung Treng Provincial Military Police on Saturday arrested a high-ranking military officer suspected of illegally clearing and encroaching on 50 hectares of land within a state-owned natural protected area. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50717255/military-officer-arrested-over-alleged-land-encroachment/

Unregistered NGOs warned of legal action

The Environment Ministry has warned it will take legal action against NGO workers who conduct illegal activities in protected areas as they are not registered with the Interior Ministry. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50717254/unregistered-ngos-warned-of-legal-action/

Sweden, UNDP contribute toward a greener Cambodia

The Swedish government and United Nation Develo- pment Programme yesterday co-signed a new contribution agreement of $3.34 million to support Cambodia Climate Change Alliance’s Phase 3 initiative from 2020 to 2022.   ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50716389/sweden-undp-contribute-toward-a-greener-cambodia/

Forest watchdog warned against satellite imagery

Ministry of Environment officials have warned it will take legal action against Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) and several other organisations if they continue to collect deforestation data in the area. The ministry’s warning comes after PLCN suggested a new programme that would use satellite imagery ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-watchdog-warned-against-satellite-imagery

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