Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Environment

Kingdom set to mark International Day for Biological Diversity

The Ministry of Environment is set to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22, with a celebration intended to improve cooperation with international partner organisations. The theme of the event is “Our solutions are in nature.” ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-set-mark-international-day-biological-diversity

Tools monitor air, water quality

A factory has volunteered to install new systems to check air and water quality while the Ministry of Environment is pushing another 20 factories to install this tool and connect it to the central station of the ministry so that it can check environmental quality ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tools-monitor-air-water-quality

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

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

Ratanakkiri villagers raze two ranger stations in anger

Fourteen people have been identified for inciting more than 70 villagers to burn down two ranger stations in Taveng commune, Taveng district, Ratanakkiri province. District officials will bring the case to court, said Ministry of Environment secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ratanakkiri-villagers-raze-two-ranger-stations-anger

Environment rangers grab two for felling trees

Kampong Thom provincial rangers arrested two suspects on Saturday as they were felling trees and about to clear some 5ha at the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, said the Ministry of Environment. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-rangers-grab-two-felling-trees

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

Cambodian sanctuaries home to critically endangered species

Environment Minister Say Samal on Tuesday said upon inspection on the conservation work in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, authorities reported the sanctuary is home to 60 species of rare and critically endangered animals and 25 species of carnivorous animals. The place was also recognised for ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50718562/cambodian-sanctuaries-home-to-critically-endangered-species/

Carbon credits up in forests

Minister of Environment Say Sam Al has urged relevant stakeholders to take part in protecting and conserving natural resources in wildlife sanctuaries. This, he said, will facilitate carbon credit sales to raise money to support local communities. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/carbon-credits-forests

Officials deny forest-cutting claims

Forest activists conducted a 10-day forest crimes investigation in the Prey Lang region and claimed to have found more than 200 workers camping in five different locations cutting down about 2,000 trees. Authorities have denied the claim. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-deny-forest-cutting-claims

Forest community pilot projects to be launched

The Ministry of Environment is preparing to create a community fair to contribute to improving the living standards of communities and efficiently conserve natural resources. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-community-pilot-projects-be-launched

Six detained over forest clearing in Mondulkiri

Mondulkiri provincial court sent six people in pre-trial detention on Friday and Saturday on separate charges of deforestation and encroachment on natural protected areas, the provincial department of environment revealed. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50717269/six-detained-over-forest-clearing-in-mondulkiri/

Unregistered NGOs warned of legal action

The Environment Ministry has warned it will take legal action against NGO workers who conduct illegal activities in protected areas as they are not registered with the Interior Ministry. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50717254/unregistered-ngos-warned-of-legal-action/

Calls to stop cutting malva nut trees

The Ministry of Environment has urged the people to stop cutting down malva nut trees to harvest their fruit because it is illegal to do so during the rainy season.​ ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/calls-stop-cutting-malva-nut-trees

Concerns over poisoning of giant ibises in Preah Vihear

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has expressed concern for the impact on birds, domestic animals and even humans after three giant ibises died of poisoning in Chhaeb district in Preah Vihear province. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/concerns-over-poisoning-giant-ibises-preah-vihear

Oddar Meanchey sanctuary planted with 10,000 saplings

Forest rangers at the O’phal headquarters in the Sorng Rukhavoan Wildlife Sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey province planted 10,000 luxury tree saplings earlier this year as part of the provincial Department of Environment’s plan to restore 3ha of forest in the province each year. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oddar-meanchey-sanctuary-planted-10000-saplings

Three of Cambodia’s national bird, the Giant Ibis, killed in protected area

In a single deliberate poisoning event, three Giant Ibis, equivalent to 1-2 percent of the global population, have been killed – part of a disturbing global trend where conservationists are noticing increases in hunting of protected species since the spread of coronavirus began to disrupt ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50714406/three-of-cambodias-national-bird-the-giant-ibis-killed-in-protected-area/

UNESCO list request could help dolphins

The ministries of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Environment, as well as the World Wide Fund for Nature Cambodia (WWF Cambodia), will request the Anlong Kampi Irrawaddy dolphin conservation area in Kratie province be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unesco-list-request-could-help-dolphins

Investigation into forestry smuggling

Ratanakkiri provincial authorities inspected an area around Post No 27 in Phikrom village, Sesan commune, O’Yadav district, to investigate illegal cross-border forestry offences following rumours of timber being illegally transported via waterways to Vietnam. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/investigation-forestry-smuggling

Authorities say trees cleared in Mondulkiri sanctuary for road

The Bunong Indigenous community in Sen Monorom commune, in O’Raing district, Mondulkiri province, has claimed that big trees within the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary have been secretly bulldozed. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-say-trees-cleared-mondulkiri-sanctuary-road

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