Environment and natural resources

Press Release: The rate of forest cover loss in Cambodia has declined

On 17 August 2017, the Ministry of Environment released a statement, showing the preliminary result of forest cover evaluation in Cambodia for 2016 which indicates the drop of annual average loss of forest cover from 2.7 percent a year between 2010 and 2014 to 0.82 ...

Ministry of Environment

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Ministry of Environment offically lunched the lexicon of climate change in Khmer

On 25 April 2017, Ministry of Environment officially lunched the lexicon of climate change in Khmer, in both printed and electronic version. To download the app for mobile, Please find the CCLexicon in Appstore (For iOS) and Play Store (For Android). To view through website, Please ...

National council for sustainable development and National council of Khmer language

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Signing of agreement on the project for effective implementation of EIA and pollution control through the capacity development of MOE

On 06 March 2017, the Royal Government of Cambodia through the Ministry of Environment (MOE) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Cambodia Office has signed an Agreement on “The Project for Effective Implementation of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and Pollution Control through the Capacity Development ...

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

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The first prediction of weather in 2017

On 25 January 2017, the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has released an public announcement on the weather prediction for 2017 including world phenomenon, situation and weather in dry season and early rainy season of 2017 in the central lowland, highland and coastal area, and ...

Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology

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Three new natural protected areas established to be under the management and conservation of Ministry of Environment

On  13 September 2016, the Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to establish three new Natural Protected Areas with a total land area of 27 941.06 hectares to be under the management and conservation of Ministry of Environment. Those three Natural Protected Areas include of ...

Ministry of Environment

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Press release on the first meeting of the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD)

On 31 August 2016, National Council for Sustainable Development issued a press release on the first meeting of the National council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) which was held at the Ministry of Environment under chairmanship of H.E. Say Samal, Minister of Environment of Environment and ...

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Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announces ELCs tax revenues

On 25 July 2016, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries  announced that by the end of the first half of this year, Ministry of Agriculture had collected about $600,000 in taxes from economic land concessions (ELCs) from 21 of the 233 private companies that received ...

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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Cambodia's Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary sells first carbon credits

Phonm Penh, Cambodia (July 23, 2016)-The Royal Government of Cambodia, through a long-running partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), has sold to Disney the first carbon credits from a climate change mitigation project in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, which encompasses to total area of 292,690 ...

Ministry of Environment

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MARDeC technical cooperation project agreement signing ceremony

On 6th June in Fisheries Administration, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), an agreement was signed by H.E Nao Thuok, Secretary of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Cambodia and Mr. Adachi Itsu, Chief Representative of JICA Cambodia Office for implementation of ...

Japan International Cooperation Agency

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Educational television program​ on environment produced by Ministry of Environment

The Ministry of Environment and Khmer Mekong Films production are working together to produce an educational television program called “Make it Beautiful” to promote public understanding on environment protection, natural resources management, biodiversity conservation, and living sustainability. This program will be showed on every Sunday ...

Ministry of Environment

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Establishment of 18 natural protected areas under the management of Ministry of Environment

On 9 May 2016, Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen signed on sub-decree on the establishment of 18 natural protected areas (NPA), with a total land area of 2,674,503 hectares, to be under the management and conservation of Ministry of Environment. Prey Lang, one of the 18 ...

Ministry of Environment

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National consultation workshop on "Putting five protected forests as natural protected areas"

Ministry of Environment cooperated with Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to organize a National Consultation Workshop on “Putting Prey Lang, Southern Cardamoms Corridor, Prey Preah Roka, Prey Simphan and Prey Vansay as natural protected areas” on April 25, 2016 at the Hotel Sofitel Phnom Penh ...

Ministry of Environment

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The Ministry of Environment will allocate five forest areas under the protected forests and forest conservation

The Ministry of Environment will allocate five production forests namely Prey Long, Southern Cardamoms Corridor, Prey Preah Roka, Prey Simphan and Prey Vansay which claims a total of 950.000 hectares under the protected forests and forest conservation. ...

Ministry of Environment

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Guidelines on the prevention of forest fire

The ministry of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has identified guidelines on the  prevention of forest fire amid arrival of dry season. All seven point guidelines have identified the main causes and actions leading to forest fire, relevant regulations and legal actions against offenders. The ministry ...

The ministry of agriculture, forestry and fisheries

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Prek Toal was recognized as a new Ramsar Site

South-East Asia’s largest waterbird colony, the 21,342 hectares Prek Toal (Ramsar Site no. 2245 http://rsis.ramsar.org/ris/2245) has been designated as a Wetland of International Importance (also known as a ‘Ramsar Site’), by the Royal Government of Cambodia and recognized by the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention ...

Ministry of Environment

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Results on the evaluation of 9 ELC companies

According to a notification letter No. 1022 dated on 10 September 2015, the Council of Ministers decided on a reduction of the investment lifespans to 50 years for 9 economic land concessions (ELCs) companies that hold investment rights over total areas of 21,839 hectares in ...

Ministry of Environment

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LICADHO opens up its land concessions data, urges full transparency from the government

The Cambodian League for the Protection and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) is today releasing to the public its land concession dataset and urges the government to follow suit by publicly disclosing details of all land concessions granted in Cambodia. The information released is the ...

Cambodian League for the Protection and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)

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Press conference on the current management of economic land concession investment projects

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will hold a press conference on Wednesday 21 January 2015 at 10:00 a.m at the Office of the Ministry to inform the public of the current management of economic land concession investment projects. ...

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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Press conference invitation - CSOs and communities concern on illegal logging and natural resource destruction in Cambodia

CSOs/NGOs and community representatives from Mondulkiri, Ratanakiri, Preah Vihear, Kampong Thom, Kampong Speu, Stung Treng and Kratie Provinces will assemble for a press conference organized by The NGO Forum on Cambodia to express their concerns about an increase in illegal logging and natural resource destruction ...

NGO Forum on Cambodia

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ADB, Japan assist grassroots push to reduce disaster impacts in Cambodia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Japan are supporting a grassroots project to manage risks and reduce impacts from floods and other natural disasters in vulnerable communities in Cambodia. ...

Asian Development Bank

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