Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

Environment ministry plants saplings to restore mangroves

The Ministry of Environment and Kep Provincial Administration planted 3,000 mangrove forest saplings to strengthen marine eco-systems, adapt to climate change, increase habitat for marine biodiversity of all kinds and beautify beaches. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-plants-saplings-restore-mangroves

Lumphat sanctuary to generate carbon credit by 2024

Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary – home to a variety of endangered animals and birds – is expected to generate carbon credits in 130,000 hectares of the sanctuary by 2024 and reduce carbon emission by at least 115,000 tonnes per year. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501190983/lumphat-sanctuary-to-generate-carbon-credit-by-2024/

Rare bird’s nest count doubles in sanctuary

A Sambo Wildlife Sanctuary biodiversity monitoring and research team were on November 22 excited to report the presence of 48 lesser adjutant nests, with 68 adult birds and their chicks confirmed living in the Mekong flooded forest habitat. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rare-birds-nest-count-doubles-sanctuary

Kingdom to sell more carbon credits

At the 27th UN climate change conference (COP27) in Egypt, Cambodia agreed to sell 15 million tonnes of carbon credits to international partners in order to offset their carbon emissions while reducing deforestation in the Kingdom through its REDD+ projects. ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-sell-more-carbon-credits

Environment ministry warns public to beware of fraudulent brokers selling protected land

The Ministry of Environment has warned the public about scammers who were deceiving people by claiming they legally owned land in protected areas and providing them with fake ownership deeds in bogus land sales when it isn’t possible for anyone to privately own protected land. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-warns-public-beware-fraudulent-brokers-selling-protected-land

People in Teuk Chhou district, Kampot province vow to protect Phnom Toteung community forest for the fear of lost forest

This is what the people of Kampong Chen village, Steung Keo commune, Teuk Chhou district, Kampot province said, Phnom Toteung Community Forest is not only a sanctuary for the people who live in the vicinity of this community forest, they can also enjoy non-timber forest ...

Soth Ban
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/17/people-in-teuk-chhou-district-vow-to-protect-phnom-toteung-community-forest/

Mondulkiri Srepok wildlife sanctuary chief fired after alleged abuse of locals

The Environment Ministry has ordered provincial officials to fire the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary chief in Mondulkiri province over alleged abuses of power, including threatening local people who were collecting firewood. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/mondulkiri-srepok-wildlife-sanctuary-chief-fired-after-alleged-abuse-of-locals/

Pounong indigenous peoples ask Mondulkiri Provincial Authorities to take action against those clearing their faith mountain

Indigenous people in Laoka village, Sokdom commune, Sen Monorom city, Mondulkiri province, request the authorities to take action to prevent the clearing of the mountainous land, which is a place of worship and the extraction of non-timber forest products as they claim that the perpetrators ...

Meng Kroypunlok
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/15/punong-people-ask-the-authorities-to-take-action-against-those-who-cleared-the-mountain/

Local authorities unaware of mangrove deforestation and sea construction in Koh Kong province

Local authorities in Koh Kong province claim that they are still unaware of the case of mangrove deforestation and construction of solid structures into the sea within its jurisdiction yet. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/09/local-authorities-not-yet-aware-of-the-case-of-mangrove-deforestation/

NGO to count Prey Lang Sanctuary wildlife

USAID Greening Prey Lang is conducting a line transect survey in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary to check wildlife species populations in the protected area. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501179535/ngo-to-count-prey-lang-sanctuary-wildlife/

NGO to count Prey Lang Sanctuary wildlife

USAID Greening Prey Lang is conducting a line transect survey in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary to check wildlife species populations in the protected area.​ Line transect sampling is a distance sampling method for estimating the abundance of wild animal populations. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501179535/ngo-to-count-prey-lang-sanctuary-wildlife/

Ministry: Snares threaten biodiversity

Snares remained a challenge for wildlife in Cambodia’s protected areas, and result in the loss of many of the Kingdom’s endangered species. In order to address the problem, in 2021, the Ministry of Environment and partner organisations removed over 60,000 snares from 72 protected areas and ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-snares-threaten-biodiversity

Preah Vihear irrigation pond project promising

The Sansom Mlup Prey Organisation (SMP) has dug a total of three ponds as part of its pilot project on wildlife-friendly community irrigation ponds in the Kulen Prom Tep protected area in Preah Vihear province, where most residents depend on agriculture and often face water ...

Hong Raksmey
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-vihear-irrigation-pond-project-promising

Battambang provincial governor: natural resource crime and land disputes have been steadily declining

Sok Loo, Battambang provincial governor, told Prime Minister Hun Sen on October 23 that the crackdown on crime in the province included crackdowns crimes against natural resources, such as fishing and forestry, are steadily declining. ...

Keo Kereya
https://www.postkhmer.com/national/2022-10-25-0959-242702.html

Prey Lang community asks government to revoke economic land concessions from companies

Prey Lang Community Network calls on the government to revoke the economic land concessions of companies in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary and the role of civil servants involved in crime and to strictly enforce the law to prevent crimes in this protected area, after ...

Khan Leakhena
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/10/20/prey-lang-community-asks-govt-to-revoke-economic-concessions-from-companies/

Siem Reap provincial forestry administration finds more than 20 trees destroyed by traders at Phnom Prasat

Siem Reap Provincial Forestry Administration authorities found more than 20 trees that traders cut down in Phnom Prasat while patrolling the community forest at Veal Anteng ( Peng Lok) in Prey Khmaeng village and Phnom Prasat point in Lvea village, Sre Noy commune, Varin district, ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.postkhmer.com/national/2022-10-22-1514-242604.html

Koh Kong residents ask government to expedite land settlement as authorities accuse them of entering the protected land

Residents in Botum Sakor district, Koh Kong province, ask the government to intervene with the  authorities to expedite the resolution of land disputes as soon as possible and transparently as the authorities accused them of illegally entering the Botum Sakor National Park. ...

Nat Sopheap
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/10/18/koh-kong-residents-ask-government-to-expedite-land-settlement/

Forestry administration crackdown on timber traffickers

In Preah Vihear, forestry administration officers seized a car filled with illegal timber which evaded officers in another province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501168934/forestry-administration-crackdown-on-timber-traffickers/

Campaign aims to safeguard the rainforest

To mark International Day for Disaster Reduction, a group of people are launching a campaign aiming to encourage everyone in the Mekong region and beyond to safeguard the rainforest. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/campaign-aims-to-safeguard-the-rainforest

Conservation team detects 97 bird species in Cardamoms

A biodiversity research team from Conservation International (CI) Cambodia, in collaboration with Ministry of Environment specialists, is identifying bird calls recorded in the field by analysing the data collected from nearly 100 bird species. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/conservation-team-detects-97-bird-species-cardamoms

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