Biodiversity

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Ministry bans wild orchid trade

Trade of wild orchid flowers, typically found in the Kingdom’s protected areas, has officially been banned following yesterday’s announcement by the Ministry of Environment. ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50743810/ministry-bans-wild-orchid-trade/

Apsara Authority plans tree campaign

In a bid to restore the environment in the Angkor Archaeological Park, the Apsara Authority is planning a campaign to have 40,000 new trees planted. In a statement published on Thursday, the Apsara Authority said it plans to plant saplings in multiple locations spanning 35 ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50612582/apsara-authority-plans-tree-campaign/

More than 15,000 trees planted in Sihanoukville in bid to fight pollution

More than 15,000 luxury neang nuon trees have been planted along Sihanoukville’s streets, around four water treatment facilities and along the Ochheuteal canal, in order to mitigate the pollution of the coastal environment when dirty water flows into the sea. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-15000-trees-planted-sihanoukville-bid-fight-pollution

Koh Kong authorities probe land clearing

Provincial environment department director Mon Phalla said officials had inspected the area around the Prek Andong Teuk stream in the district’s Andong Teuk and Thmar Sar communes, which are vulnerable to encroachment. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-authorities-probe-land-clearing

Clearing along Koh Kong beach raises eyebrows

Concerns have been raised over the clearing of mangrove forests along Bak Khlong beach in Koh Kong province’s Mondul Seima district as land prices in the area increase. Bak Khlong commune chief Eav Kosorl told The Post on Monday that land titles existed for areas ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/clearing-along-koh-kong-beach-raises-eyebrows

Rare plants found in Mondulkiri

More than 60 species of endangered plants have been found in the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.​ ​ ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5099922/rare-plants-found-mondulkiri/

Environmentalists issue warning on Mekong biodiversity

Scientists say the Southeast Asia’s rapid development is driving deforestation in the vital Mekong Subregion, and threatening scores of species in one of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems. Trafficking in plant and animal wildlife is accelerating the trend, and governments are being pressed to do ...

Ron Corben
http://www.voanews.com/content/enviornmentalists-issue-warning-on-mekong-biodiversity/2888102.html

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