Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Environment

Environment ministry scoffs at report by ‘political activists’

A senior environment official rejected a report by the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) in Preah Vihear province claiming that it had found 73 forest offences in four days of investigating and monitoring the area in Chey Sen district. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-scoffs-report-political-activists

White-shouldered ibis numbers increase for 2022 census: ministry

About 800 white-shouldered ibis, one of the world’s rarest and “critically endangered” bird species, have been found in Cambodia, accounting for 80 per cent of their total global population of 1,000. To protect its population, the Ministry of Environment and its conservation partners are continuing ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/white-shouldered-ibis-numbers-increase-2022-census-ministry

Snared gaur calf freed from trap

A baby gaur was rescued by Wildlife Alliance on January 6 after being found trapped by a snare in Kampong Speu province’s Oral district. The Ministry of Environment said that the calf had suffered injuries to its right front leg and had been sent to the ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/snared-gaur-calf-freed-trap

$40m plan to protect Asian elephants

The Ministry of Environment estimates that it will need $40.5 million to care for the country’s Asian elephants over the next 10 years. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501192065/40m-plan-to-protect-asian-elephants/

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

Samal asks world leaders to take extra climate change measures

Minister of Environment Say Samal called on high-emission countries to show leadership and responsibility by increasing their climate change adaption measures and raising their targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/samal-asks-world-leaders-take-extra-climate-change-measures

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/

First phase of Zero-Snaring campaign wraps up

The Zero-Snaring campaign, initiated and led by the Ministry of Environment, with the cooperation and support from conservation organisations, was wrapped up with rallies in Kratie, Stung Treng, Ratanakiri, Mondulkiri, Preah Vihear and Kampong Thom. The campaign ran from March to September, 2022. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/first-phase-zero-snaring-campaign-wraps

Ministry: 36% of waste dumped outside of landfills

A senior official of the Ministry of Environment said that the management of solid waste in public places remained a challenge. He implored the public to avail themselves of waste management services, warning that 36 per cent of garbage was still being dumped outside of ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-36-waste-dumped-outside-landfills

Fishing cat recorded in Boeung Tonle Chhmar Ramsar Lake

Rangers at Boeung Tonle Chhmar Ramsar lake has spotted a fishing cat during their monthly patrol earlier this month, according to NatureLife Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501175875/fishing-cat-recorded-in-boeung-tonle-chhmar-ramsar-lake/

Ministry identifies pollution reduction actions, strategies

Senior officials from the Ministry of Environment urged sub-national administrations and stakeholders at all levels to pay closer attention to identifying environmental challenges. They should set out action plans to reduce pollution, in order to participate to promoting the well-being of the public.​ ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-identifies-pollution-reduction-actions-strategies

Environment ministry set to trial e-waste collection

The Ministry of Environment is partnering with a private company to organise the safe collection of electrical waste, or e-waste. The new project comes as the ministry’s pilot battery collection scheme reaches the one year mark. Battery disposal bins have been placed in gas stations, ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-set-trial-e-waste-collection

307 small nature tourism projects approved in September

The Ministry of Environment as of September 2022 has approved 307 small-scale ecotourism development projects covering 2,670 hectares in the Natural Resource Protection and Cambodia Biodiversity Conservation Corridor. ...

Sok Sithika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501161817/307-small-nature-tourism-projects-approved-in-september/

Ministry, FAO agree to build delta aquifier sustainability

The Ministry of Environment and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on September 12 signed an agreement on “Enhancing the sustainability of the Trans-boundary Cambodia-Mekong River Delta Aquifer and the Mekong Delta of Vietnam”. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-fao-agree-build-delta-aquifier-sustainability

EU lending arm plans expansion in Kingdom

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is planning to expand its presence in Cambodia, especially in green projects, with the EU’s lending arm currently investing in three main projects worth a total of €245 million ($249 million). ...

Voun Dara and Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eu-lending-arm-plans-expansion-kingdom

Cambodia produces over four million tons of garbage per year: official

Cambodia produces more than four million tons of garbage a year, and only a half was disposed of at dumping sites, Ministry of Environment’s secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra said on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501142231/cambodia-produces-over-four-million-tons-of-garbage-per-year-official/

Government doles out around eight billion riels to clean up cities

Ministry of Environment secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra said that the Royal Government spent around eight billion riels (approx. $1,944,106) in a year to clean up 28 cities throughout the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501142245/government-doles-out-around-eight-billion-riels-to-clean-up-cities/

Ministry issues uniforms for community forest patrols

Members of local communities assisting park rangers in patrolling and protecting natural resources and protected areas have been issued community uniforms by the Ministry of Environment to make these people easily identifiable. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501138956/ministry-issues-uniforms-for-community-forest-patrols/

Fear, frustration for community stuck in protected-zone confusion

Kim Yang was almost asleep on the edge of his Mondulkiri rice farm one evening in February when he was jolted awake by flashlights. It was 11 p.m., and he planned to get a few hours of rest at the plantation rather than drive the ...

Fiona Kelliher and Phin Rathana
https://vodenglish.news/fear-frustration-for-community-stuck-in-protected-zone-confusion/

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