Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Environment

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/

Fish fossils found in Phnom Svay of Banteay Meanchey

Archeologists and researchers have identified rare fish fossils buried in the ground in Phnom Svay of Banteay Meanchey province.​The news was released in a press release from the Ministry of Environment, stressing that the discovery was made by Mr. Lim Vanchan of the Fossil Study ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755671/fish-fossils-found-in-phnom-svay-of-banteay-meanchey/

8 Giant Ibis nests discovered in wildlife sanctuaries in Cambodia

Eight Giant Ibis nests have been found in the middle of the nesting season this year, running from May through to October, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society in Cambodia (WCS Cambodia). ...

Heng Panha/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755672/8-giant-ibis-nests-discovered-in-wildlife-sanctuaries-in-cambodia-2/

Minister tells governors to speed up land allocation

Minister of Environment Say Sam Al has sent letters to 20 provincial governors telling them to provide relevant documents on land issues in natural resource protected areas. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-tells-governors-speed-land-allocation

VN firm implicated in lake poisoning

Ratanakkiri provincial environment officers plan to inspect a lake after a fishing community accused a Vietnamese company of dumping bananas and plastic waste in it, poisoning the fish. The authorities said the company had removed all its waste, but the recent reports have led to ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vn-firm-implicated-lake-poisoning

Police visit Phnum Prech to inspect logging

Indigenous people in Mondulkiri province called in the police and environment officials to visit a logging site in the Phnum Prech Wildlife Sanctuary after reports to a village leader were acted upon. Pu Neav village secretary Liv Kheam said on Monday that 10 indigenous people ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-visit-phnum-prech-inspect-logging

Protected land given to people

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered three ministries to allocate land in protected areas, including wildlife sanctuaries, to the people. Possible recipients can receive previously banned land if they can show they are truly dependent and lived there for many years. He also warned of ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/protected-land-given-people

Sam Al urges officials to stop rampant land stealing in Ratanakkiri

At a Tuesday meeting with officials, the Ratanakkiri governor, and commune and district authorities, Minister of Environment Say Sam Al said land stealing is rampant and has not slowed down in the province. Sam Al said local officials have been involved in several illegal land ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sam-al-urges-officials-stop-rampant-land-stealing-ratanakkiri

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