Environment and natural resources

Environmental and biodiversity protection

Environment ministry warns public to beware of fraudulent brokers selling protected land

The Ministry of Environment has warned the public about scammers who were deceiving people by claiming they legally owned land in protected areas and providing them with fake ownership deeds in bogus land sales when it isn’t possible for anyone to privately own protected land. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-warns-public-beware-fraudulent-brokers-selling-protected-land

ADB pledges $100b to tackle regional climate change

During the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits, ADB promised to pump $100 billion into combating climate change and promote green development across the region. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/adb-pledges-100b-to-tackle-regional-climate-change

Electric vehicle charge stations key to drive nationwide switch

Authorities have urged the private sector to invest in electric vehicle (EV) power stations and called on Cambodians to switch to electric vehicles to cut costs and become more environmentally friendly. ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/electric-vehicle-charge-stations-key-to-drive-nationwide-switch

Preah Vihear’s indigenous patrollers red flag Preah Roka logging

Indigenous community patrollers found around 250 cases of suspected deforestation at Preah Vihear’s Prey Preah Roka forest during two patrols in July and August, and are urging authorities to allow more patrols into the forest. ...

Meng Kroypunlok
https://vodenglish.news/preah-vihears-indigenous-patrollers-red-flag-preah-roka-logging/

At least 10 years to repair one week of Phnom Tamao damage

Hundreds of thousands of dollars will be spent replanting the Phnom Tamao forest that was destroyed over the past week. ...

Keat Soriththeavy
https://vodenglish.news/at-least-10-years-to-repair-one-week-of-phnom-tamao-damage/

Wildlife Alliance appreciates government’s decision on Phnom Tamao

Wildlife Alliance has expressed its appreciation for the decision of the Royal Government of Cambodia to cancel development projects at Phnom Tamao Widlife Rescue Center’s forest area in Bati district, Takeo province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501128696/wildlife-alliance-appreciates-governments-decision-on-phnom-tamao/

Preah Vihear forestry patrol finds hundreds of felled trees

Cambodian authorities’ ban on community forest patrols didn’t stop an environmental group from returning to Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary over the weekend, where they found hundreds of felled resin trees that they say are vital for the local community. ...

Keat Soriththeavy
https://vodenglish.news/preah-vihear-forestry-patrol-finds-hundreds-of-felled-trees/

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration vows to protect flooded forests

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration and the Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have expressed their commitment to protect the flooded forest and requested legal action against violators. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501101361/preah-sihanouk-provincial-administration-vows-to-protect-flooded-forests/

Monks lead eco-pilgrimage to Cardamoms

Around 30 monks, lecturers and students are planning to march 265km, crossing the Cardamom Mountains in the Kingdom’s southwest, to inspire love for nature and promote environment conservation. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/monks-lead-eco-pilgrimage-cardamoms

Ministry marks Environment Day with park clean-up effort

The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the Battambang Provincial Administration, is to celebrate National and World Environment Day on May 5 to raise public awareness of environmental issues and preserve the environment for sustainable use of natural resources. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-marks-environment-day-park-clean-effort

Guidelines to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050

The Ministry of Environment is to issue guidelines on achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and said Cambodia has always demonstrated its commitment under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501064347/guidelines-to-achieve-carbon-neutrality-by-2050/

Over 10,000 trees planted in Angkor Site

The APSARA National Authority in collaboration with Total Energies company, planted more than 10,000 trees in front of the Banteay Prey Temple of the Angkor site late last week. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501048760/over-10000-trees-planted-in-angkor-site/

Tea Banh urges speedy progress on land disputes

Minister of National Defence Tea Banh has urged the Koh Kong Provincial Administration to speed up the resolution of land disputes for the affected families and to prevent the problem from becoming more complicated. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tea-banh-urges-speedy-progress-land-disputes

Talks encourage increased EV use

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has held a series of discussions with electricity providers and sustainability organisations to support the development of policies that will encourage mass use of electric vehicles (EV) in Cambodia.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/talks-encourage-increased-ev-use

German envoy attends Prek Toal opening

The Ministry of Environment inaugurated the Prek Toal Ramsar-site Core Area Management Centre building in Battambang province on February 18, with German ambassador Christian Berger in attendance. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/german-envoy-attends-prek-toal-opening

WCS releases 35 Cantor's giant softshell turtles into the wild

The Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia Programme (WCS) has said it safely released 35 Cantor’s giant softshell turtle hatchlings into the wild along the Mekong River on February 17, in Kratie province’s northernmost district of Sambor. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wcs-releases-35-cantors-giant-softshell-turtles-wild

Officials told to testify over Tonle Sap wetland clearing

The Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court has summoned the Preah Netr Preah district governor and Prasat commune chief to testify next month in cases concerning the clearing of three forest areas near the Tonle Sap Lake. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-told-testify-over-tonle-sap-wetland-clearing

King grants citizenships to family of environmentalists

King Norodom Sihamoni has granted Khmer nationality through naturalisation to American environmentalist Benjamin Joseph Davis and his family for their efforts to protect the forest and wildlife of a sanctuary in Preah Vihear province. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/king-grants-citizenships-family-environmentalists

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