Forests and forestry

Forest protection

Pursat wildlife sanctuary ups surveillance

The Ministry of Environment has installed ten additional cameras-traps  in Phnom Somkhos wildlife sanctuary, Pursat province, to see if the area needs to be protected further. ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50817727/pursat-wildlife-sanctuary-ups-surveillance/

Fires torch property, forests

In the first week of February, fires in Phnom Penh and Pursat injured three people, ravaged two warehouses and damaged one school building with two cows inside killed. Wildfires in Siem Reap and Battambang provinces also burned over 100ha of protected forests.​ ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fires-torch-property-forests

Cambodia’s rangers risk lives protecting environment

The 20 or so very fit men gathered deep in the forests of northeast Cambodia at the Tropaing Tear Base in the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Malis Tum
https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/cambodias-rangers-risk-lives-protecting-environment

'Drastic' declines in Cambodia’s endangered wildlife

WWF Cambodia released a report on January 15 saying the ungulate populations in two sanctuaries – Srepok and the neighboring Phnom Prich – had seen a drastic 10-year decline. ...

Aun Chhengpor & Malis Tum
https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/drastic-declines-cambodias-endangered-wildlife

Forest crimes drop in protected areas

Twenty-two cases connected with illegal forest clearance and wild animal and timber poaching in the Phnom Tnout-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary were sent to court for prosecution last year, a decline of 50 per cent over 2019. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-crimes-drop-protected-areas

Phnom Tbeng Park to be prepared for Unesco list

Phnom Tbeng Natural Heritage Park will be put forward for inclusion in the Unesco World Heritage List, the Ministry of Environment has confirmed. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50809818/phnom-tbeng-park-to-be-prepared-for-unesco-list/

Kampot karsts listed as natural heritage sites

Three areas in Kampot province are now inscribed on the natural heritage list including Phnom Totong, Phnom Toch and Phnom Preah Kuhear Luong (Luong Cave). ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807839/kampot-karsts-listed-as-natural-heritage-sites/

Rangers’ achievements honoured

The Ministry of Environment and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) have provided certificates of excellence to six out of 100 rangers in Mondulkiri province as recognition for their outstanding efforts. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rangers-achievements-honoured

Cambodian conservationists monitoring grey-headed fish eagles

Conservationists have been monitoring the presence of Grey-headed Fish Eagles at their habitat, according to BirdLife International Cambodia Programme. “The Grey-headed Fish Eagle are suffering from habitat destruction and overfishing. In Lomphat wildlife sanctuary, our monitoring team usually recorded its presence and nesting near big ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50806073/cambodian-conservationists-monitoring-grey-headed-fish-eagles/

Conservation and tourism plans for protected park in Preah Vihear

The Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) is preparing Preah Vihear’s Techo Sen Russey Trep Park for domestic and international tourism and expects to open within three years. ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804751/conservation-and-tourism-plans-for-protected-park-in-preah-vihear/

Firm wins rights to ticket sales at Kirirom, Prek Toal

The Ministry of Environment awarded rights to ticket sales at Kirirom National Park and the Prek Toal bird sanctuary to locally-owned firm Lim Sok Cheng for 2021. Kirirom National Park covers 8,401ha in Kampong Speu province and is 44km from the provincial capital of the ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/firm-wins-rights-ticket-sales-kirirom-prek-toal

Gov’t calls on public to help with wildlife, forestry conservation

Minister of Environment Say Sam Al urged the public to prevent land disputes and contribute to forest and wildlife conservation in the Phnom Tnout-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-calls-public-help-wildlife-forestry-conservation

Banteay Meanchey eyes mountains as potential natural heritage areas

Banteay Meanchey Provincial authorities are studying nine mountains in Malai, Preah Netr Preah, and Mongkol Borei districts, including Sisophon town, with the intention of listing them as natural heritage sites once the study is complete and a number of details have been settled. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banteay-meanchey-eyes-mountains-potential-natural-heritage-areas

Kampot to issue park land titles

The Kampot provincial authorities will grant land titles for 2,500 plots covering 6,649ha in Preah Monivong Bokor National Park to local residents who applied for official occupation and usage permits, according to the provincial Department of Environment director Suy Thea. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampot-issue-park-land-titles

Ministry looks into tycoon’s right to 400ha of mangroves

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is investigating whether a tycoon has the right to occupy more than 400ha of flooded mangrove forest in the Chrolong community area in Teuk La’ak commune in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nop district. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-looks-tycoons-right-400ha-mangroves

Rare species losing habitats

BirdLife International Cambodia Programme has expressed concern about the presence of humans that are possibly disrupting the nesting of lesser adjutant storks in Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Ratanakkiri province, a region under serious threat from habitat loss and disruption due to human activities. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rare-species-losing-habitats

Slight increase in 2020 forest crime cases

The Forestry Administration said yesterday that forestry crime, mostly timber and wildlife, has increased 19 percent in 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50793602/slight-increase-in-2020-forest-crime-cases/

Court to rule on sanctuary landgrab cases

The Preah Vihear Provincial Court has set tentative dates in December this year to announce the verdicts for three separate wildlife sanctuary land grab cases, which happened last year. Provincial court spokeswoman Chum Kaniya said on December 10 that the court’s investigating judge had heard ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-rule-sanctuary-landgrab-cases

Prey Lang forest activists concern over illegal logging amid C-19

Forest protection activists in Kampong Thom province have expressed concern over increased illegal logging in Prey Lang forest as authorities are preoccupied with the recent COVID-19 situation. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50789283/prey-lang-forest-activists-concern-over-illegal-logging-amid-c-19/

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