Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Environment

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

Working group working to improve forest community

The Ministry of Environment has created a working group to research and present a proposal to minister Say Sam Al on strategies, plans, projects and best practices to help improve the living standards of people in protected areas. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/working-group-working-improve-forest-community

Banteng found dead at wildlife sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey

A male banteng was found dead in Sorng Rukhavorn Wildlife Sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey province’s Samrong town on Saturday and was likely killed by hunters, said officials.​ Ministry of Environment’s secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra said​ that ​​this was the sixth banteng that ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banteng-found-dead-wildlife-sanctuary-oddar-meanchey

Rare gaur found dead in national park

Rangers from O’Som headquarters in the South Cardamom Mountains National Park and Wildlife Alliance officials found meat which came from a rare gaur in the Phnom Kravanh section of the park in Pursat province, said a ranger on Wednesday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rare-gaur-found-dead-national-park

Royal turtles handed over for conservation

The Environment Ministry yesterday received two Royal turtles, weighing about 20 kilogrammes each, which were donated by a woman who bought them from fishermen in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50737776/royal-turtles-handed-over-for-conservation/

WWF: Ban wildlife trade to avert future pandemics

World Wide Fund for Nature is calling for urgent global action to address factors which it projected would be key drivers in triggering possible zoonotic disease outbreaks in the future. The action comes amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, which has battered countries worldwide. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50737775/wwf-ban-wildlife-trade-to-avert-future-pandemics

Population of vultures on the decline, census shows

The Ministry of Environment joined the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) on Wednesday to conduct an annual census of vultures in five areas in Stung Treng, Mondulkiri, Ratanakkiri and Preah Vihear provinces. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/population-vultures-decline-census-shows

WWF commits to preserve and protect endangered animal in Cambodia

Country Director of WWF-Cambodia Mr. Seng Teak took the National Environment Day and World Environment Day 2020 to share WWF’s commitment to work with the government to preserve and protect endangered animal in Kingdom’s Eastern Plains and Mekong Flooded Forests landscapes. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50731338/wwf-commits-to-preserve-and-protect-endangered-animal-in-cambodia/

Sanctuary head sued for not stopping forest occupations

Four Bunong and an Adhoc official filed a joint lawsuit against Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary head Prum Vibol Ratanak at the Mondulkiri Provincial Court for failing to stop illegal land occupation and the buying and selling of forest land. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sanctuary-head-sued-not-stopping-forest-occupations

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

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