Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

More than 2,000 forestry crimes uncovered from January till April

The Ministry of Environment said today that a total of 2,333 cases of natural resource offences were cracked down by rangers in the first four months of this year and nearly 200 people have been sent to court. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50729939/more-than-2000-forestry-crimes-uncovered-from-january-till-april/

More than 110,000 tonnes of wood strips exported from Koh Kong

Greenrich Group Co., Ltd. investing in Koh Kong province has exported over 110,000 tonnes of wood strips. The update was provided by the company’s representative Mr. Rattana to Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Mrs. Mithona Phouthorng, Governor of Koh Kong province ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50727880/more-than-110000-tonnes-of-wood-strips-exported-from-koh-kong/

Sanctuary head sued for not stopping forest occupations

Four Bunong and an Adhoc official filed a joint lawsuit against Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary head Prum Vibol Ratanak at the Mondulkiri Provincial Court for failing to stop illegal land occupation and the buying and selling of forest land.​ ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sanctuary-head-sued-not-stopping-forest-occupations

Sanctuary head sued for not stopping forest occupations

Four Bunong and an Adhoc official filed a joint lawsuit against Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary head Prum Vibol Ratanak at the Mondulkiri Provincial Court for failing to stop illegal land occupation and the buying and selling of forest land. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sanctuary-head-sued-not-stopping-forest-occupations

Domesticated elephant dies in sanctuary in Ratanakiri province

Bak Maï, a 32 year-old male domesticated elephant in Ratanakiri province, died on Thursday due to severe diarrhoea, said Airavata Elephant Foundation, the guardians of the elephant sanctuary, in a statement.​ ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726323/domesticated-elephant-dies-in-sanctuary-in-ratanakiri-province/

Nine mountains listed as natural heritage sites

The government designated nearly 3,500 hectares of forest land in Battambang and Banteay Meanchey provinces as natural heritage sites in a bid to facilitate the protection of biodiversity and natural ecosystems in the Kingdom for future generations. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50727190/nine-mountains-listed-as-natural-heritage-sites/

Increase in wildlife presence in Cambodia confirmed

Cambodia has observed noticeable increase of wildlife presence including rare and endangered species at Virachey National Park in the last five years, according to the Ministry of Environment. ...

Lim Nary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/724931/increase-in-wildlife-presence-in-cambodia-confirmed/

Ten Ibis nests found in Ratanakkiri

Birdlife International Cambodia Programme has found 10 endangered White-shouldered Ibis nests at the Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Ratanakkiri province. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ten-ibis-nests-found-ratanakkiri

Wildlife poaching remains a concern

With more than 17,000 wild animal traps confiscated last year, environment officials said poaching and forest land encroachment remain a concern. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/724296/wildlife-poaching-remains-a-concern/

Eight arrested in forestry crime busts

Eight suspects were sent by officials of the Kratie Provincial Environment Department to the provincial court over separate cases of forest encroachment in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/724291/eight-arrested-in-forestry-crime-busts/

USAID, gov’t to release report on Prey Lang

The Ministry of Environment and the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Greening Prey Lang Project are planning to release a report on the Prey Lang Extended Landscape. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/usaid-govt-release-report-prey-lang

Siem Reap officials shut down timber processing facility

The Siem Reap provincial Forestry Administration on Monday identified the owner of an illegal wood processing facility in Siem Reap town’s Chreav commune after he escaped authorities when they raided it on Friday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-officials-shut-down-timber-processing-facility

Ministry refutes NGO’s claim about cleared protected forest

The Environment Ministry yesterday refuted a claim by Wildlife Alliance that more than 200 hectares of mangrove forest had been cleared inside protected areas in Koh Kong province’s Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720988/ministry-refutes-ngos-claim-about-cleared-protected-forest/

Rangers clamp down on about 400 cases of forestry crimes in Prey Lang

The Environment Ministry rangers and relevant authorities clamped down on about 400 cases of natural resources crime with the arrest of about 100 offenders in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary for the first four months of this year. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720992/rangers-clamp-down-on-about-400-cases-of-forestry-crimes-in-prey-lang/

Massive forest clearing found in Koh Kong province

The Wildlife Alliance yesterday discovered over 200 hectares of mangrove forests within Koh Kong province’s Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary were illegally cleared. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720606/massive-forest-clearing-found-in-koh-kong-province/

ANA to plant 110,000 new trees in Angkor

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) will plant 110,000 trees in the Angkor area this year to improve the natural beauty of the region and provide environmental benefits. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ana-plant-110000-new-trees-angkor

Stung Treng court charges, releases officer

Major-general Chan Sam Ath was found guilty of violating the Forestry Law by the Stung Treng Provincial Court on Wednesday, but he will not be imprisoned because of poor health due to abdominal surgery.   ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/stung-treng-court-charges-releases-officer

Mondulkiri sanctuary land grabbers charged

In April, 13 suspects were charged in the Mondulkiri Provincial Court for encroaching on forest land in wildlife sanctuaries at Phnom Prich, Srepok, Nam Lear, and Keo Seima, said Ministry of Environment secretary of state and spokesperson Neth Pheaktra.​ ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-sanctuary-land-grabbers-charged

Kampong Chhnang flooded forest to see 8,000 trees planted

The Kampong Chhnang provincial Forestry Administration plans to plant around 8,000 trees on 4ha of flooded forest at the Trapaing Trav area in Chhnok Trou commune’s Ses Slap village in Boribor district. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-chhnang-flooded-forest-see-8000-trees-planted

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