Protected areas

National parks and wildlife sanctuaries

Two rare tree species identified in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

Two rare tree species believed to be endangered were discovered in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in the northeastern provinces of Mondulkiri and Kratie, according to an announcement released by the Wildlife Conservation Society in Cambodia (WCS Cambodia) on November 17. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-rare-tree-species-identified-keo-seima-wildlife-sanctuary

Koh Kong on hunt for tree planters

Authorities in Koh Kong province are on the hunt for people who illegally planted fruit trees at Botum Sakor National Park in Botum Sakor district. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-hunt-tree-planters

Koh Kong on hunt for tree planters

Authorities in Koh Kong province are on the hunt for people who illegally planted fruit trees at Botum Sakor National Park in Botum Sakor district. Provincial governor Mithona Phouthorng told The Post on November 17 she had ordered an investigation into the illegal planting of ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-hunt-tree-planters

Prey Lang documentary wins awards, draws ministry’s criticism

A documentary film titled Cambodia Burning produced by the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) won two awards – “Earth Photo 2020” and “Drone Photo 2020” – from the US-based Pulitzer Centre.​ The film, which has drawn criticism from a senior Ministry of Environment official, was ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/prey-lang-documentary-wins-awards-draws-ministrys-criticism

White-winged ducks in peril but sighting inspires hope

Only about 20-30 endangered white-winged ducks (Asacornis scutulata) remain in the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/white-winged-ducks-peril-sighting-inspires-hope

Over 40,000 trees planted in Stung Thmey sanctuary

Over 40,000 trees of varying species were planted on Wednesday on 56ha in the Stung Thmey protected area in Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Pursat province. The planting is for reforestation. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-40000-trees-planted-stung-thmey-sanctuary

Environment ministry looks into illegal posts in M’kiri sanctuary

The Ministry of Environment is investigating a group that erected more than 50 stone and wooden posts and built fences on State land in the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-looks-illegal-posts-mkiri-sanctuary

Eld’s deer spotted in Kratie’s Sambor Wildlife Sanctuary

Four Eld’s deer, an endangered species, were photographed for the first time in five years by camera traps in Sambor Wildlife Sanctuary in Kratie province. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766444/elds-deer-spotted-in-kraties-sambor-wildlife-sanctuary/

Eld’s deer spotted in Kratie’s Sambor Wildlife Sanctuary

Four Eld’s deer, an endangered species, were photographed for the first time in five years by camera traps in Sambor Wildlife Sanctuary in Kratie province. The species is listed as endangered in both Cambodia’s Forestry Law and on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766444/elds-deer-spotted-in-kraties-sambor-wildlife-sanctuary/

Pursat families ordered to vacate illegal homes in wildlife sanctuary

Pursat provincial authorities gave 21 families seven days to take down 43 houses and cottages after officials said they were illegally occupying land in a protected natural area of the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary. The families were told they face legal action if they refuse to ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pursat-families-ordered-vacate-illegal-homes-wildlife-sanctuary

Oral sanctuary land grab thwarted

Kampong Speu provincial police and NGO ACNCIPO director Chea Hean stopped nearly 100 people from grabbing more than 200ha illegally in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary on Wednesday. The incident occurred at the Trapaing Thmea village in Oral district. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oral-sanctuary-land-grab-thwarted

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

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/

Officials seek to merge sanctuaries

The Preah Vihear Provincial Administration is preparing documents for the Ministry of Environment to merge the Prey Preah Roka and Chheb wildlife sanctuaries for better management. Once approved, they will be named Preah Rokar-Chheb Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-seek-merge-sanctuaries

ADF set to expand protected zone in Kulen national park

The Archaeology and Development Foundation (ADF) with the support of the Ministry of Environment and UNDP is expanding an existing forest protection area in Phnom Kulen National Park to 800ha. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adf-set-expand-protected-zone-kulen-national-park

More than 40 huts demolished and four arrested over land grabs

Preah Sihanouk authorities and park rangers yesterday dismantled more than 40 illegally-built huts and arrested four people suspected of clearing forestland in a national park. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749580/more-than-40-huts-demolished-and-four-arrested-over-land-grabs/

Environment Ministry releases report on natural resource crimes

The Ministry of Environment released an 18th month report stating 747 wildlife have been rescued and 206 wild animals were found dead in the Cardamom Mountains. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744401/environment-ministry-releases-report-on-natural-resource-crimes/

Kampong Speu to reclaim national park land

Kampong Speu province is set to reclaim land in the Kirirom National Park after accusations from locals that environmental officers had encroached on 2ha of it.​ The statement came from provincial governor Vei Samnang who vowed to get to the bottom of the matter. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-reclaim-national-park-land

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

Gov’t, USAID criticized for inaction over severe forest loss at Prey Lang sanctuary

The University of Copenhagen’s open letter used data from the University of Maryland’s Global Forest Change dataset and other data points to show that 7,510 hectares of forestland were lost at the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary in 2019, the worst loss since 2016 when the ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/govt-usaid-criticized-for-inaction-over-severe-forest-loss-at-prey-lang-sanctuary/5478565.html?

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