Environment and natural resources

Environmental and biodiversity protection

Kampong Chhnang villagers sent to court for clearing wetland

The names of four Kampong Chhnang villagers were sent to the provincial court on Thursday for further legal action. The villagers are accused of involvement in clearing some 3ha of wetland in Koh Tamov village, in Boribor district’s Koki commune. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-chhnang-villagers-sent-court-clearing-wetland

Ministry of Environment marks World Wildlife Day

In conjunction with World Wildlife Day which fell on Tuesday, the Ministry of Environment has called on the people to stop eating wildlife meat and take part in the preservation and conservation of wildlife and natural resources. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-environment-marks-world-wildlife-day

Push to stop plastic in Siem Reap

The Ministries of Environment, Education, Youth and Sport, and the Cambodia Rural Students Trust (CRST) have collaborated to implement an environmental care project called Project “R” in Siem Reap province. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/push-stop-plastic-siem-reap

Uncle Elephant short film makes way to festival in New York City

Uncle Elephant, a short film that depicts Cambodia’s efforts to conserve Asian elephants and the rich resources in the Prey Lang area, will be showcased at the World Wildlife Film Festival on March 3 in New York, US. Wild Earth Allies (Cambodia) country director Tuy Serey ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/uncle-elephant-short-film-makes-way-festival-new-york-city

Authorities block Prey Lang community ordination event

Authorities over the weekend blocked the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) from holding a tree ordination ceremony in the Prey Lang protected forest area across four provinces, citing its failure to obtain permission to hold the event.​ The PLCN had organised a two-day ceremony in the ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-block-prey-lang-community-ordination-event

Loudspeakers latest in arsenal to fight forest crimes

The Mondulkiri provincial Department of Environment has installed loudspeakers on tuk-tuks and motorbikes to be driven around villages prone to natural resource crimes to educate citizens on the importance of protecting forests.​ ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/loudspeakers-latest-arsenal-fight-forest-crimes

Ministry inspires youth to preserve natural resource

The Environment Ministry held a tree-planting drive in Kampong Thom province to mark Valentine’s Day by encouraging youths to love and protect natural resources. A religious ceremony was held to mark five huge trees and protect them from being cut down. Attendees were also told ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50691806/ministry-inspires-youth-to-preserve-natural-resource

Forestry minister stresses importance of resources

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon on Wednesday stressed the importance of forest resources and the need to protect them to boost the economy and livelihoods of forest communities while maintaining a sustainable environment. At the Forestry Administration’s annual review meeting, attended by ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forestry-minister-stresses-importance-resources

Forest rangers praised for hard work

Minister of Environment Say Sam Al thanked and praised forest rangers on Tuesday for protecting natural resources and in turn aiding the sale of carbon credits. Sam Al was visiting rangers atop Mrech Kangkeb Mountain in Koh Kong province’s Thma Bang district when he made ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-rangers-praised-hard-work

Forest community marks anniversary with call to action

The Sorng Rukhavorn Forest Community in Oddar Meanchey province has issued a call for all to take part in the protection and conservation of forests and wild animals. At the 19th anniversary of establishing the central headquarters for the Sorng Rukhavorn Forest Community on Sunday, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-community-marks-anniversary-call-action

Hundreds of snares found in Prambei Mom community forest

The Prambei Mom Forest Community in Kampong Speu province’s Thpong district has raised concern over a spike in illegal hunting within the forest. Community forest chief Soeun Lay said on Thursday that he and his community members patrolled the forest from January 25-27 to combat ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hundreds-snares-found-prambei-mom-community-forest

Cambodia to mark World Wetlands Day in Banteay Meanchey province

Cambodia will observe the World Wetlands Day in Poychar commune, Phnom Srok district, Banteay Meanchey province on Feb 6, the Ministry of Environment said. Organised by the Ministry of Environment in cooperation with Banteay Meanchey provincial administration, the forthcoming celebration will be held at Sok ...

Agence Kampuchea Presse
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685506/cambodia-to-mark-world-wetlands-day-in-banteay-meanchey-province

Wildlife groups commend China’s live market closures

The World Wide Fund (WWF) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have expressed support for the Chinese government which has imposed a ban on wildlife trade as it is suspected of being behind the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus infection. The WCS also called on ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-groups-commend-chinas-live-market-closures

Man held for allegedly setting traps which killed wildlife

Mondulkiri Provincial Court on Tuesday charged a man who allegedly set traps resulting in the deaths of several species of wild animals in Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary. Deputy prosecutor Mam Vanda yesterday identified the accused as Hok Vann, 19, from Koh Nhek district’s Nang Khy lik ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685200/man-held-for-allegedly-setting-traps-which-killed-wildlife

WWF calls for more action to protect endangered animals

Kratie Province–World Wildlife Fund Cambodia yesterday urged Kratie provincial authorities to take firm action against fishing, forestry, and forest land encroachment crimes in order to protect and preserve rare species of wild animals that are currently under threat. Horm Chandet, a landscape manager for WWF’s ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679406/wwf-calls-for-more-action-to-protect-endangered-animals

More than 500 animals saved in Kampong Thom

NGO Wildlife Alliance, in cooperation with Forestry Administration officials and local authorities, on Friday rescued 526 wild animals from a store in Kampong Thom province. The shop, located in Stung Sen town’s Srayov commune, intended to sell the animals against Cambodian law. The rescued animals ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-500-animals-saved-kampong-thom

Concern as census counts just over 170 cranes in protected wetlands

Environmental technical teams and bird conservationists on Sunday expressed concern for the biodiversity of birds in the wetlands due to the water shortage this year. The concern comes as this year’s ongoing crane census has so far recorded more than 170 of them in the ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/concern-census-counts-just-over-170-cranes-protected-wetlands

Cycling campaign for Prey Preah Roka starts

Some 10 environmental activists launched the Riding a Bicycle for Prey Preah Roka campaign from November 29 to December 2.​​ They will ride across 300km from Phnom Penh to Preah Vihear province to promote natural resource protection and conservation amid threats of deforestation in the forestry ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cycling-campaign-prey-preah-roka-starts

UNDP focuses on sustainability

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday launched its Human Development Report Cambodia 2019 that attaches great significance to relations between human development and environmental sustainability. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/undp-focuses-sustainability

Illegal bird netting in Koh Kong destroyed

Some 3,200m of netting used to illegally poach birds was destroyed by Stung Prot and Wildlife Alliance forest rangers on Tuesday after they were discovered laying in mangrove growth south of the Cardamom Mountains. Southern Cardamom Forest Protection Programme field coordinator Dragos Ionescu said on ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-bird-netting-koh-kong-destroyed

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