Forests and forestry
Community focused on cardamom farming future
Cardamom is a plant that grows naturally in the foothills of the so-named Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia, mostly in Pursat province. In addition to being a spice for food, it is also sometimes used in traditional herbal medicine. ...
Fears grow as draft laws leave out ‘indigenous,’ allow hunting
Changes to forestry and protected area laws are proceeding without enough public input, communities say, as drafts introduce hunting licenses and remove wording about ethnic minorities. The country’s Protected Areas Law and Forestry Law are being amended by the environment and agriculture ministries, respectively, sparking growing ...
People in Teuk Chhou district, Kampot province vow to protect Phnom Toteung community forest for the fear of lost forest
This is what the people of Kampong Chen village, Steung Keo commune, Teuk Chhou district, Kampot province said, Phnom Toteung Community Forest is not only a sanctuary for the people who live in the vicinity of this community forest, they can also enjoy non-timber forest ...
Military police official to be investigated for illegal logging
The national military police are investigating a deputy bureau chief for alleged involvement in illegal timber trafficking. ...
Ratanakiri land dispute escalates amid indigenous frustration
Nine Tampoun villagers are facing an imminent court verdict over allegedly stealing wood from a Chinese concessionaire with which Ratanakiri communities have been locked in an escalating dispute. ...
S Reap officials seize contraband charcoal
The Siem Reap provincial Forestry Administration’s (FA) mobile team and local officials in Chi Kraeng district seized four charcoal trailers at the intersection of National Road 6 in Kok Thloak Krom commune on May 3 for transporting it across the provincial border. ...
Agriculture ministries talk cross-border cooperation
Cambodia and Vietnam have negotiated an agreement on agriculture to strengthen import-export controls and prevent the illegal cross-border timber and wildlife trade, among other issues, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon. ...
Preah Vihear authorities seize more than 2,000 cubic metres of non-timber forest products
Preah Vihear provincial authorities on Thursday cracked down on four illegal processing shops in Tbeng Meanchey district and confiscated more than 2,000 cubic metres of non-timber forest products. ...
Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
Ministry of Environment to provide more livestock to protected areas
Since November 2020, the Ministry of Environment has implemented a policy of providing more livestock to people living in protected areas to help increase income and boost the livelihoods of families living in these areas with an aim to reduce committing forest crime, hunting, logging ...
“Save Earth” campaign plants trees
Environmental activists are planting trees in Kampong Speu province’s Cardamom Mountains to mitigate the effects of climate change and support the livelihoods of the community. ...
Crooks arrested for flooded forest clearing
Finally, the long arms of the law caught up and arrested two men for illegally clearing flooded forest in Boengreal Bratescheal at Sankoa commune, Kampong Svay district in Kampong Thom province. ...
Resin provides boon to local economy
Nearly 300 families in the Sre Trob community in the Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province continue to make a living from their ancestors’ methods of obtaining wood oil or vital resin to sell, which can earn about $450 a month per ...
Ministry probes exports of luxury wood to Hong Kong
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries denied that it had allowed the exports of luxury wood from Koh Kong province to Hong Kong. ...
Ministry probes exports of luxury wood to Hong Kong
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries denied that it had allowed the exports of luxury wood from Koh Kong province to Hong Kong. The denial came after the Hong Kong Customs reportedly seized about 211 tonnes of logs from an endangered tree species from Cambodia ...
Stung Treng officials find illegal timber stockpile, owner escapes
A large amount of illegal luxury timber was impounded by Stung Treng provincial Forestry Administration officials on April 26 after it was discovered in a forest in the province’s Sen Chey district. ...
Six illegal logging tractors seized
Svay Leu district forestry administration office in Siem Reap province has given a month’s notice to the owners of homemade tractors impounded last week for transporting illegal timber. Authorities warned that if no action was taken the administration would take the case to court. ...
Gov’t rejects logging claims
The Ministry of Environment has rejected reports by Amnesty International and the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) that large-scale illegal logging has increased in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary since PLCN was banned from patrolling the area. ...
Sweden contributes to tree conservation activities as part of COVID-19 response
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) announced yesterday that Sweden will contribute about $500,000 to its joint conservation efforts with the Environment Ministry in Pursat and Siem Reap provinces to support tree planting activities, the establishment of plant nurseries and a “cash-for-work” initiative. ...
Hunt for military captain in Kampong Speu timber crime case
Kampong Speu provincial authorities are on the hunt for Choeung Theng, a military officer allegedly connected to 191 pieces of illegally acquired timber which police found concealed in Oral district’s Sangke Satoap commune. ...
15,625 luxurious tree saplings planted in Siem Reap
Some 15,625 luxurious trees have been planted in Siem Reap province to cheer the annual Arbour Day on July 9.Some 15,625 luxurious trees have been planted in Siem Reap province to cheer the annual Arbour Day on July 9. ...
Khmer Times Staff