Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Environment

Nearly 70,000 wildlife traps removed over 15 months

The Ministry of Environment announced yesterday that nearly 70,000 traps have been removed from the Kingdom’s forests over the past 15 months.   ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50866442/nearly-70000-wildlife-traps-removed-over-15-months/

Kingdom receives more air quality gauges from China

The Ministry of Environment has received further assistance from China in the form of air quality, volume and vibration gauges. The equipment was provided as part of the China-South climate cooperation project on establishing low-carbon demonstration zones. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-receives-more-air-quality-gauges-china

Ministry set May 10 as World Migratory Bird Day

The Ministry of Environment has designated May 10 as the date to observe World Migratory Bird Day each year to raise awareness about the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-set-may-10-world-migratory-bird-day

Land clearing accusations from 2008 under scrutiny

The Ministry of Environment has sent a team to investigate land disputes at two locations covering over 100ha. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-clearing-accusations-2008-under-scrutiny

Ministry urges protection for Asian elephants

The Ministry of Environment has called on residents of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province to not disturb the wild elephants there as well as participate in their protection. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50833990/ministry-urges-protection-for-asian-elephants/

Ministry rejects report on loss of forest cover

The Ministry of Environment rejected a report from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime which claimed that Cambodia had lost more than 50,000ha of forest cover in Prey Lang Wildlife and Preah Rokar-Chheb Wildlife Sanctuaries over an 18-year period.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-rejects-report-loss-forest-cover

Youth group claims illegal loggers have raided Roka

A senior Ministry of Environment official has rejected the Cambodian Youth Network (CYN) report detailing 100 illegal logging incidents they claim took place in early 2021 in Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youth-group-claims-illegal-loggers-have-raided-roka

Coastal communities to adapt for climate change

Funded by the Global Environmental Facility’s Least-Developed Country Fund (LDCF), the project will help coastal fishing communities and protected areas in Cambodia’s main four coastal provinces – Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk  improve their livelihoods by increasing adaptive capabilities regarding climate change while ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807075/coastal-communities-to-adapt-for-climate-change/

Rangers’ achievements honoured

The Ministry of Environment and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) have provided certificates of excellence to six out of 100 rangers in Mondulkiri province as recognition for their outstanding efforts. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rangers-achievements-honoured

Firm wins rights to ticket sales at Kirirom, Prek Toal

The Ministry of Environment awarded rights to ticket sales at Kirirom National Park and the Prek Toal bird sanctuary to locally-owned firm Lim Sok Cheng for 2021. Kirirom National Park covers 8,401ha in Kampong Speu province and is 44km from the provincial capital of the ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/firm-wins-rights-ticket-sales-kirirom-prek-toal

Forestry crimes on the rise

The Ministry of Environment on December 28 issued a report detailing crackdowns on illegal activities in protected natural areas and biodiversity conservation corridors. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forestry-crimes-rise

A floating community in Siem Reap adopting plastic free approach to combat pollution

A floating community in Tonle Sap Lake in Keo Por commune, Puok district of Siem Reap province is aware of environmental impact caused by plastic wastes – thanks to their participation in a campaign to clear the lake from plastic. ...

Lim Nary/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50797225/a-floating-community-in-siem-reap-adopting-plastic-free-approach-to-combat-pollution/

Endangered status mulled for Kesor Kol

The Ministry of Environment is planning to declare wild Kesor Kol plants – a type of orchid – an endangered species with increased protections, according to the ministry’s secretary of state Neth Pheaktra. Pheaktra also warned of legal action against those who collect or sell wild Kesor ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/endangered-status-mulled-kesor-kol

Big water companies urged to contribute to ecosystem services

Big water companies have been urged to make voluntary contributions or pay for commercial water use for sustainable ecosystem services. Making this call, senior officials from the Ministry of Environment said the move was to raise money to protect the ecosystem. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50795454/big-water-companies-urged-to-contribute-to-ecosystem-services/

Wildlife threatened by poisoning

Senior Ministry of Environment officials and civil society organisations have expressed concern over the threat to wildlife by poisoning in rice fields, lakes and ponds where they feed. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-threatened-poisoning

NGO Forum: Government has stopped sharing environmental impact reports

The Environmental Ministry has this year stopped sharing environmental and social impact assessments for new development projects with NGO Forum, the civil society network said. ...

Tran Techseng
https://vodenglish.news/ngo-forum-government-has-stopped-sharing-environmental-impact-reports/

Ministry says Asian elephants face threat

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra said the Asian elephant is being severely threatened in world sanctuaries. In Cambodia, eight elephants have recently died in wildlife sanctuaries. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-says-asian-elephants-face-threat

Youth, monks on Prey Lang visit

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Environment led monks and youth to inspect the work of rangers protecting Prey Lang in Kampong Thom province on Monday and Tuesday. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youth-monks-prey-lang-visit

Skeleton of gaur found at Oddar Meanchey sanctuary

Environment officers said foul play is not suspected in the death of a gaur on Saturday at Kulen Prum Tep Wildlife Sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey province.​ There was no evidence that it died from being trapped or shot. Only its skeleton remained, as found by ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/skeleton-gaur-found-oddar-meanchey-sanctuary

Promoting environmental science education in Cambodia

Minister of Environment Say Samal and Australian Ambassador to Cambodia Pablo Kang have discussed the promotion of education in environmental science in Cambodia. ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766559/promoting-environmental-science-education-in-cambodia/

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