Forests and forestry

Forest protection

Illegal logging in Mondulkiri soars after border reopens

Illegal logging is on the rise in Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province, with timber traders rushing to move the luxury wood along smuggling routes into Vietnam, right under the noses of local authorities. ...

Nang Veasna
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501103824/illegal-logging-in-mondulkiri-soars-after-border-reopens/

500 people ordered to vacate sanctuary land

At least 500 people have been ordered to vacate Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Pursat province immediately because they have encroached on protected land. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501097061/500-people-ordered-to-vacate-sanctuary-land/

Researchers celebrate sighting of vultures at Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary

Researchers conducting studies of the wildlife in Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary, were excited to report the sighting of nine vultures in the sanctuary. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501093205/researchers-celebrate-sighting-of-vultures-at-sre-pok-wildlife-sanctuary/

Over 70 wildlife species recorded in Phnom Tnout-Phnom Pok sanctuary

A recent wildlife survey which has been conducted in Phnom Tnout-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province has recorded more than 70 species, including endangered ones. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501090718/over-70-wildlife-species-recorded-in-phnom-tnout-phnom-pok-sanctuary/

Mangrove saplings planted in Kampot

The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Kampot Provincial Administration, Fisheries Administration and the British Chevening Alumni Association of Cambodia (BCAAC) – with the support of the British embassy in Phnom Penh and Prudential (Cambodia) Life Insurance Plc – on April 30 planted 1,000 ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mangrove-saplings-planted-kampot

Environmental activists call for genuine justice for the slain Chut Wutty

Ten years on, both civil society groups and the family of slain environmental activist Chut Wutty non-governmental organizations are calling for justice.​ ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/environmental-activists-call-for-genuine-justice-for-the-slain-chut-wutty/

M’kiri governor proposes wildlife sanctuary breeding areas, zoo

Mondulkiri provincial governor has instructed officials to rehabilitate at least 100 hectares of forest to increase wildlife numbers and establish a zoo to attract tourists. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501063701/mkiri-governor-proposes-wildlife-sanctuary-breeding-areas-zoo/

Oral community to block entrance to forestland to protect from military clearance

Villagers in the Oral district of Kampong Speu province are digging in to protect what they claim as their community forest land, despite increasing pressure from the military to leave the site.​​ ...

Sorn Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/oral-community-to-block-entrance-to-forestland-to-protect-from-military-clearance/

Wealth of wildlife and plants discovered in Mondulkiri, says MoE

Researchers are celebrating the discovery of a large number of wildlife and rare plant species, as well as waterfalls in the Phnom Nam Lear Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501059227/wealth-of-wildlife-and-plants-discovered-in-mondulkiri-says-moe/

NGOs petition for permit to patrol forests

The Ministry of Environment has received a petition from more than 20 NGOs and community members requesting the right to conduct patrols in protected areas, and urging increased enforcement of natural resource crimes. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-petition-permit-patrol-forests

Herd of eight elephants spotted in Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary

A herd of eight elephants were spotted by conservationists from the Mondulkiri Provincial Department of Environment and WWF researchers yesterday in Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501043345/herd-of-eight-elephants-spotted-in-sre-pok-wildlife-sanctuary/

Preah Sihanouk squatting instigators face court

Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities are building a case to send a group of 10 suspects to court for allegedly instigating around 300 people to encroach on state land in the Southern Cardamom National Park in Cham Srey village of Kampong Seila district and commune.​ ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-squatting-instigators-face-court

Cambodia, UNESCO promote conservation of cultural heritage site

The Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and UNESCO have produced a short video to shed light on the richness of the site of Koh Ker in the northern province of Preah Vihear, on the occasion of the National Culture Day in Cambodia on ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501035659/cambodia-unesco-promote-conservation-of-cultural-heritage-site/

Soldiers Assault Villagers in Disputed Kampong Speu Forest, Says Rights Group

On Tuesday, members of the elite Brigade 70 military unit fired warning shots and physically assaulted villagers as the soldiers attempted to clear a section of disputed forest in the Aoral district of Kampong Speu, according to local witnesses and a rights organization. ...

Mech Dara and Andrew Haffner
https://vodenglish.news/soldiers-assault-villagers-in-disputed-kampong-speu-forest-says-rights-group/

Oral forest activists protest legal case against them over land dispute

Six forest community representatives in Kampong Speu province’s Oral district were questioned by the Provincial Court on Wednesday for intentionally causing damage, threatening, publicly insulting, and incitement. ...

Som Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/oral-forest-activists-protest-legal-case-against-them-over-land-dispute/

S. Korea to Establish Natural Park Near Cambodia’s Angkor Wat

A Korean-style forest park will be set up near Angkor Wat Buddhist temple complex, Cambodia’s most famous tourist destination, using South Korean forest management technology. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501030841/s-korea-to-establish-natural-park-near-cambodias-angkor-wat/

Interior Minister declares crackdown on flooded forest grabs in B’bang province

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Saturday urged Battambang provincial authorities to prevent the encroachment of flooded forest land along in the Tonle Sap lake in Mong Russei, Sangke, Ek Phnom and Thmar Koul districts. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501028591/interior-minister-declares-crackdown-on-flooded-forest-grabs-in-bbang-province/

Cambodia commits to halve deforestation by 2030

Cambodia is all set to reduce deforestation by half by the year 2030 and achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions in its forestry sector by 2040. ...

Son Minea
http://khmertimeskh.com/501024424/cambodia-commits-to-halve-deforestation-by-2030/

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