Environment and natural resources

Environmental and biodiversity protection

Ministry creates 193 nature protection communities in five years

The Ministry of Environment has established 193 protected area communities for biodiversity conservation, natural resource management, culture and promotion of national economic development. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501431758/ministry-creates-193-nature-protection-communities-in-five-years/

NGO vows garbage-free rivers in Phnom Penh by 2028

The River Ocean Cleanup (ROC) pledged to achieve its target of garbage-free rivers in Phnom Penh by 2028, while marking the 6th World Cleanup Day on Saturday. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501362340/ngo-vows-garbage-free-rivers-in-phnom-penh-by-2028/

New protected landscapes created in four provinces

The government has established new protected landscape areas in four provinces – Preah Vihear, Ratanakkiri, Banteay Meanchey and Kampong Thom. The new areas total more than 4,000ha. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-protected-landscapes-created-four-provinces

Guides plant luxury trees in B’bang’s scenic Ang Ta Korm

The Girl Guides Association of Cambodia (GGAC) has been busy in Battambang province, donating and planting over 200 luxury saplings and ornamental trees. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/guides-plant-luxury-trees-bbangs-scenic-ang-ta-korm

World Ranger Day observed

In honour of World Ranger Day, the Ministry of Environment extends earnest thanks to all rangers and their families for their dedicated service and considerable sacrifices made for nature and the environment. ...

Chea Sokny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-ranger-day-observed

Probe on firm finds no proof of illegal logging

The National Committee for Forest Crime Prevention (NCFCP) ordered provincial officials yesterday to check a private company accused of illegally logging and transporting timber in Ratanakiri province. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501327133/probe-on-firm-finds-no-proof-of-illegal-logging/

Large-antlered muntjac caught on camera in Virachey National Park

Wildlife conservation NGO, Fauna and Flora, and related ministries have expressed elation at recording footage of the elusive large-antlered muntjac, Muntiacus vuquangensis, in northeastern Cambodia’s Virachey National Park. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/large-antlered-muntjac-caught-camera-virachey-national-park

Seventeen nests of lesser Adjutant recorded in 2022 breeding season

A total of 17 nests of Lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) were recorded in Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary (LWS) by the end of 2022 breeding season, according to a news release of NatureLife Cambodia this morning. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501312556/seventeen-nests-of-lesser-adjutant-recorded-in-2022-breeding-season/

REDD+ promotes decent income generation, preserves natural resources in Pursat

Chicken and frog growing is among new income-generation options for people in a community in Pursat province where natural resource conservation project REDD+ Samkos is implemented. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501312564/redd-promotes-decent-income-generation-preserves-natural-resources-in-pursat/

Police in Preah Vihear crack down on timber traffickers

Sangkat Forestry Administration officers and the military police of Choam Ksan district conducted a raid on a car that was illegally transporting wood in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501311434/police-in-preah-vihear-crack-down-on-timber-traffickers/

Council of Ministers approve environment law draft update

The Council of Ministers – chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen – approved a draft code of environment and natural resources law at its plenary session on April 28. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/council-ministers-approve-environment-law-draft-update

Conservationists urge law amendment for greater wildlife protection

Some wildlife conservationists have urged for an amendment of the relevant legal laws and policies to punish those who possess and hide snares, along with other hunting equipment to ensure the safety of endangered wildlife. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501279354/conservationists-urge-law-amendment-for-greater-wildlife-protection/

Baitong Warriors: about 700 hectares of forest land in the Oral Mountains Wildlife Sanctuary has been cleared

Forest land in Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary in Trapeang Chor commune, Oral district, Kampong Speu province was looted by criminals. Hundreds of hectares of land were illegally demolished and cleared. This is according to the Baitong Warriors. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.postkhmer.com/national/2023-04-05-1802-248817.html

Stung Treng risks losing flooded forest on Mekong River

Experts say Cambodia faces the risk of losing its low-lying “flooded forest” along the Mekong River. They claim that Stung Treng province is the most gravely affected. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501224476/stung-treng-risks-losing-flooded-forest-on-mekong-river/

Report says forestry crime decreasing

Park rangers across th country cracked down on 5,376 cases of illegal timber trade, confiscating more than 1,000 cubic metres of wood, and 2,100 chainsaws, a senior Environment Ministry official said. Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra said the total number of case showed a marked decrease ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501222616/report-says-forestry-crime-decreasing/

PLCN report says forestry crimes thriving in protected area

The Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) in Preah Vihear province claims several cases of deforestation have been discovered in the Prey Lang protected area. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501221254/plcn-report-says-forestry-crimes-thriving-in-protected-area/

Environment activist Ben Davis seeks $50K for canals

As of the end of 2022, environmental activist Ben Davis has dug 19 km of canals and built 7 km of fences and roads in an effort to prevent natural resource crimes from happening in the core areas of the Phnom Tnaot-Phnom Pok wildlife sanctuary ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-activist-ben-davis-seeks-50k-canals

Environment activist Ben Davis seeks $50K for canals

As of the end of 2022, environmental activist Ben Davis has dug 19 km of canals and built 7 km of fences and roads in an effort to prevent natural resource crimes from happening in the core areas of the Phnom Tnaot-Phnom Pok wildlife sanctuary ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-activist-ben-davis-seeks-50k-canals

Endangered dolphin found dead on Mekong River

A World Wildlife Fund (WWF) patrol on Sunday found the body of a large male dolphin floating in the Mekong River between Kratie and Stung Treng provinces. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501206041/endangered-dolphin-found-dead-on-mekong-river/

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

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