Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

Stung Treng governor: Step up forestry crime control

Stung Treng provincial governor Svay Sam Eang on May 3 reiterated a call for authorities and security forces to step up forestry crime prevention and control, maintain security and public order, and address challenges facing locals in the northeastern province. ...

Sem Pisey

Lumphat villagers consent to REDD+ project: NatureLife

The residents of 16 villages in Ratanakkiri and Mondulkiri provinces have consented to the launch of the REDD+ project in the Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary. NatureLife announced on May 2 that under the auspices of the BirdLife International Cambodia Programme and the USAID-Green Heritage Project, it had ...

Chea Sokny

Youths and communities report deforestation in Oral Mountains Wildlife Sanctuary

Phnom Khnong Veal youth and community groups claim that forest crime continues to be a cause for concern in Oral Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary, especially large forests along the road up to Phnom Khnong Veal in the village Sastra, Ta Sal commune, Oral district, Kampong Speu ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

12 people and 10 of cubic meters of wood were arrested in provinces around Prey Lang

National Commission for the Prevention and Suppression of Natural Resources on the 27 April 2023 announced the results of the operation to crack down on natural resource offenses in Prey Lang area. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Prime minister’s relative receives 30 hectares of Mondulkiri forest land

Government official Dy Panha received 30.79 hectares of land in northeastern Mondulkiri province cut from forest cover in a September sub-decree released publicly earlier this year.  ...

Eung Sea and Khuon Narim

About 200 hectares of community forest land in Kampong Sralou 2 commune has been cleared

The community in Kampong Sralao 2 commune of Chhep district said that at least 200 hectares of forest land were destroyed by a group of people from other provinces. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

The cassava-boom undermining a leading conservation program

Sam Sak stands amidst a landscape of cleared earth, surrounded by cassava stems planted like flags to claim their place inside the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Jack Brook and Khuon Narim

Youth-led conference addresses climate change

The first-ever Cambodia Youth Climate Change Conference (CYCCC) marked a significant milestone in the country’s efforts to address climate change. ...

Hong Raksmey

ADB warns Cambodia’s growth will be stunted by climate change

Cambodia’s long term economic growth faces significant threats from climate change and could dampen prospects for becoming an upper-middle income country in the coming years, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) report issued last week. ...

Sorn Sarath and Runn Sreydeth

Baitong Warriors: about 700 hectares of forest land in the Oral Mountains Wildlife Sanctuary has been cleared

Forest land in Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary in Trapeang Chor commune, Oral district, Kampong Speu province was looted by criminals. Hundreds of hectares of land were illegally demolished and cleared. This is according to the Baitong Warriors. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Ministry aiming to expand Prey Lang carbon credit sales

The Ministry of Environment and Conservation International (CI) Cambodia will push for the expansion of the carbon credit market in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary in 2023 in order to raise funds for the conservation of protected areas and community development there. ...

Ry Sochan

More than 50 hectare forest land in economic concession cleared

More than 50 hectare of forest land in an economic concession planted with pine trees, which was cleared by unknown people for the purpose of fencing in the area to claim  ownership, has been inspected by the joint authorities of Mondulkiri province. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Oreang district administration is continuing to find the perpetrators that cleared more than 50 hectares of state forest

Experts are continuing to search for the identity of the perpetrators that cleared forest land in the protected area in Mondulkiri province to file the case to the court. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Ministry calls for better co-op with Preah Vihear rangers in sanctuaries

The Ministry of Environment and Preah Vihear Provincial Administration called on the authorities in villages and communes near the Phnom Tnaot-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary to increase their cooperation with forest rangers. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Officials suspect arson by hunters in sanctuary fire

Environment officials and authorities in Preah Vihear province are investigating a wildfire in the Phnom Tnaot-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary that damaged more than 4,000ha of forest in recent days, said officials on March 6. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Wildlife sanctuary chief dismissed for alleged misconduct

Minister of Environment Say Samal requested that the Mondulkiri provincial governor remove Han Sokhorn from his position as director of the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary office after determining that he was guilty of “professional misconduct”. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Tina, UN FAO meet for talks on Prey Lang forest project

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina has assigned a working group to review the proposed Community Action for Sustainable Forests (CASFor), a project designed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to protect natural resources and improve people’s livelihoods in Prey Lang ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Tourism development underway in Kampong Chhnang province

The government has allocated over 600 hectares of land in Phnom Aural wildlife sanctuary in Kampong Chhnang province to a private company for development. ...

Son Minea

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