Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

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/

Kampong Thom Forestry Administration taking over patrols of Prey Ang Ten sanctuary

Kampong Thom provincial governor Nguon Rattanak has instructed the Forestry Administration (FA) cantonment to prepare for an increase in patrols in Prey Ang Ten Wildlife Sanctuary in order to more effectively prevent encroachment on state land. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-thom-forestry-administration-taking-over-patrols-prey-ang-ten-sanctuary

Coastal mangroves replenished

Officials of the Fisheries Administration’s (FiA) Preah Sihanouk provincial cantonment plan to replant at least 10,000 mangrove trees by the end of the year. The saplings will be used to replenish degraded an​d deforested areas of fishery communities. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/coastal-mangroves-replenished

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration vows to protect flooded forests

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration and the Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have expressed their commitment to protect the flooded forest and requested legal action against violators. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501101361/preah-sihanouk-provincial-administration-vows-to-protect-flooded-forests/

Pailin Governor takes action against encroachers

The government continues to move to crackdown on land encroachers, with Pailin Governor Ban Srey Mom took action against a group of land encroachers in the province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501096310/pailin-governor-takes-action-against-encroachers/

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/

73 species under threat from poaching in sanctuary

Endangered animals are among the 73 species of wildlife considered under threat from poaching and encroachment onto forest land that have been identified in the Phnom Tnaot-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/73-species-under-threat-poaching-sanctuary

Monks lead eco-pilgrimage to Cardamoms

Around 30 monks, lecturers and students are planning to march 265km, crossing the Cardamom Mountains in the Kingdom’s southwest, to inspire love for nature and promote environment conservation. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/monks-lead-eco-pilgrimage-cardamoms

Court returns disputed land to firm in Preah Vihear

A joint force, acting on the Preah Vihear Provincial Court order, on May 13 confiscated 23.4ha of state land from an individual and returned it to Mekong Rubber Plantation Co Ltd after he was judged to have illegally occupied the land – which had been ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-returns-disputed-land-firm-preah-vihear

Pursat encroachers told to clear out

The Pursat Provincial Hall has warned of administrative action – without exception – against those who have illegally encroached on or occupied land in the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pursat-encroachers-told-clear-out

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. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/s-reap-officials-seize-contraband-charcoal

Suspect arrested, machinery seized in illegal forest clearing case

Provincial authorities continue to work to suppress forest crimes – in line with the order of Prime Minister Hun Sen – to protect the country’s natural resources and forests. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501069785/suspect-arrested-machinery-seized-in-illegal-forest-clearing-case/

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/

K Chhnang plants over 200,000 saplings at Tonle Sap Lake’s Zone 3

The Ministry of Environment – in cooperation with the Kampong Chhnang Provincial Administration – planted 24,000 mixed trees to rehabilitate the flooded forests of Zone 3 of the Tonle Sap Lake area. The April 25 planting took place in Thnal Chheuteal village of Kampong Leng ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/k-chhnang-plants-over-200000-saplings-tonle-sap-lakes-zone-3

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