Environment and natural resources

Preah Sihanouk promotes sustainable waste management and cleanliness

A revitalised and aggressive “spruce up” campaign has been embarked upon in Preah Sihanouk province to provide  a clean city with proper waste management to give it an aesthetically good-looking environment to attract tourists. ...

Mao Chanvireak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50955833/preah-sihanouk-promotes-sustainable-waste-management-and-cleanliness/

GIZ launches climate action training course

GIZ fabric – a project of the German international development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to promote sustainability in the textile and garment industry in Asia – on October 18 launched the “Climate Action Training for the Fashion Industry” to support the industry’s ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/giz-launches-climate-action-training-course

Takeo’s Prek Lapouv nature reserve at risk from drought

Birdlife International Cambodia has expressed concern that the water level in Boeung Prek Lapouv Protected Landscape Area in Takeo province may not reach last year’s level, putting animals foraging for food during the dry season at risk. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/takeos-prek-lapouv-nature-reserve-risk-drought

K Thom village participates in REDD+ project

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has registered 1,359ha of land as the O’Bosleav Forest Community Land in Kampong Thom province in an effort to implement a REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) project to preserve forests for carbon forest sales. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/k-thom-village-participates-redd-project

Mystery over Stung Treng cleared forest land to be solved

Sesan district governor said he will solve the mystery surrounding illegally cleared forest land after more than 50 families appealed to the Stung Treng provincial authorities for an investigation into the clearing of hundreds of hectares in Kbal Romeas commune’s Krabei Chrom village.   ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50949090/mystery-over-stung-treng-cleared-forest-land-to-be-solved/

O’Bosleav given first-ever community forest land titles

The Forestry Administration announced yesterday that the O’Bosleav Forest Community has officially received land titles through the rigorous registration process. This is the first example of this happening in Cambodia. .. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50949092/obosleav-given-first-ever-community-forest-land-titles/

Roe deer saved, freed in Oddar Meanchey

A female roe deer was saved and released into the wild after being trapped by a snare in the Sorng Rukhavorn community forest in Oddar Meanchey province on October 7, according to Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/roe-deer-saved-freed-oddar-meanchey

Endangered deer rescued by rangers in Oddar Meanchey

A female Eld’s deer which had been illegally trapped in Sorng Rukhavoan wildlife sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey province was rescued and released back into the wild on Thursday. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50948551/endangered-deer-rescued-by-rangers-in-oddar-meanchey/

The great Koh Kong land rush: Areas stripped of protection by Cambodian gov’t being bought up

In July, conservationists in Cambodia sounded the alarm over a regulation that saw eight protected areas in Koh Kong province collectively lose territory twice the size of Phnom Penh, the country’s capital. Officials said the move, affecting nearly 127,000 hectares (314,000 acres) under Sub-decree No. ...

Gerald Flynn
https://news.mongabay.com/2021/10/the-great-koh-kong-land-rush-areas-stripped-of-protection-by-cambodian-govt-being-bought-up/

Warning issued on possible effects of ’17th Typhoon’ on Cambodia

The Ministry of Water Resources has issued a notification stating that:On October 8, active low pressure occurred in the Philippines. This active low pressure will gradually increase its impact into the South China Sea, possibly increasing its impact to the 17th typhoon (not yet officially ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50947163/warning-issued-on-possible-effects-of-17th-typhoon-on-cambodia/

100 ha of land illegally cleared in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

The Andong Kraloeng forestry community is up and arms over 100 hectares of forest land inside Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary being cleared illegally with no intervention and action taken by the provincial environment department. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50944346/100-ha-of-land-illegally-cleared-in-keo-seima-wildlife-sanctuary/

Villagers: Take action against Koh Kong land grab

More than 200 residents of Chroy Svay community’s Saray Khang Cheung village in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district urged authorities and the provincial Department of Environment to take action against people who have encroached on the community’s flooded forest land. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-take-action-against-koh-kong-land-grab

Conservation area residents registered for land requests

The provinces of Koh Kong, Kep and Oddar Meanchey have completed a census identifying long-time residents of areas designated as protected natural land and conservation areas. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/conservation-area-residents-registered-land-requests

Makro stocks K Kong mussels

Koh Kong blue mussels are now available at Makro Supermarket in western Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district, after a deal was struck with local communities in an effort to boost incomes and support the conservation of mangroves, according to a senior Ministry of Environment official. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/makro-stocks-k-kong-mussels

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/

Floods affect more than 6,000 families in Banteay Meanchey province

On Sunday night, the National Committee for Disaster Management presented an update report on the total  impact caused by the floods in Banteay Meanchey province as of the evening of September 26. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50942361/floods-affect-more-than-6000-families-in-banteay-meanchey-province/

WCS discover two nesting colonies of lesser adjutants

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia announced that it had recently found two breeding colonies of lesser adjutants – one containing five nests and the other two – in the north of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, Mondulkiri province, as the September-November nesting season rolls on. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wcs-discover-two-nesting-colonies-lesser-adjutants

Climate-proof farming techniques ‘boost yields’

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon presented a study on water and soil management using climate-wise farming techniques that can help farmers adapt to climate change and increase their rice yields at the same time. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/climate-proof-farming-techniques-boost-yields

World Bank to address concern about proposed Kandal landfill

The World Bank said they will address concerns raised by 292 families regarding a landfill project in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district through meetings with all stakeholders. The families have requested that the landfill project in the Prek Raing reservoir area be relocated. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-bank-address-concern-about-proposed-kandal-landfill

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