Biodiversity

Plants

A decade of effort: Restoring the Tonle Sap flooded forests

In a remarkable ten-year effort, Conservation International Cambodia (CI Cambodia) has restored approximately 600 hectares of the Tonle Sap’s flooded forest, a critical ecosystem within Cambodia’s largest freshwater lake. ...

Hong Raksmey
https://m.phnompenhpost.com/national/a-decade-of-effort-restoring-the-tonle-sap-flooded-forests

Green Sprouts three-day distribution event in full swing

The Ministry of Environment, partner organisations and the private sector are distributing over 40,000 saplings over a period of three days during the “Green Sprouts” exhibition and distribution event, held in concert with the 4th National Orchid Forum. ...

Phak Seangly
https://m.phnompenhpost.com/national/green-sprouts-three-day-distribution-event-in-full-swing

Coral spawning observed in Cambodian waters

Conservationist working groups have urged participation in protecting and conserving important coral habitats following the first-ever observation of coral reef spawning in Cambodian seawaters. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/coral-spawning-observed-in-cambodian-waters

Angkor-Manulife Community Park project launches with over 10,000 saplings planted

In collaboration with Manulife Cambodia, the APSARA Authority has launched the “Angkor-Manulife Community Park” project, aiming to plant over 10,000 saplings in a 5.5-hectare area in Angkor Park. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501426374/angkor-manulife-community-park-project-launches-with-over-10000-saplings-planted/

ANA stepping up replanting campaign within Angkor Park

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) is working with public and private partner organisations to continue its plans to replant the western part of Trapeang Ses, and preserve the AngkorArchaeological Park World Heritage Site. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ana-stepping-replanting-campaign-within-angkor-park

Rare plant fetches high prices from Thai, Chinese

Many types of plants found in Cambodia are used as traditional herbs to treat various diseases, such as giloy or guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) or aromatic/sand ginger (Kaempferia galangal) or rough cocklebur (Xanthium Strumartium). ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/lifestyle/rare-plant-fetches-high-prices-thai-chinese

Creating eco-friendly urban spaces

Meth Monthary, initiator of the ‘Initiative for Urban’ project, has gone from being a college student majoring in Architecture with knowledge of urbanization to launching a project regarding urban development and real estate after realizing that home gardening for eco-housing plays a key role in ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/creating-eco-friendly-urban-spaces

Environment ministry signs MoU with Kew Gardens on orchid study

The Ministry of Environment has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoU) – one with the UK’s prestigious Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, and the other with development partners – to conserve biodiversity and research wild orchids in Cambodia. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-signs-mou-kew-gardens-orchid-study

Rangers evict Oral sanctuary kiln operators

An environmental activist said more than 20 illegal brick kilns and huts had been demolished by rangers in the Oral Wildlife Sanctuary after their owners failed to follow instructions to cease their activities because they were depleting national forest resources. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rangers-evict-oral-sanctuary-kiln-operators

Ministry to celebrate Kingdom’s plant diversity with National Orchid Day

The Ministry of Environment will organise the second National Orchid Day on May 11 to publicise the many kinds of orchids that grow in Cambodia, especially the Kingdom’s wild orchid species. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-celebrate-kingdoms-plant-diversity-national-orchid-day

K Chhnang plants over 200,000 saplings at Tonle Sap Lake’s Zone 3

The Ministry of Environment – in cooperation with the Kampong Chhnang Provincial Administration – planted 24,000 mixed trees to rehabilitate the flooded forests of Zone 3 of the Tonle Sap Lake area. The April 25 planting took place in Thnal Chheuteal village of Kampong Leng ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/k-chhnang-plants-over-200000-saplings-tonle-sap-lakes-zone-3

SR wild orchid hunt turns up abundance of species

Forestry Administration officials are continuing to search for wild orchids in Siem Reap province after finding 180 species last week while working in the area of the Changkarn Roi Forest Community in Varin district. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sr-wild-orchid-hunt-turns-abundance-species

Ministry does maintenance on Tonle Sap boundary posts to stop future land grabs

Officials from the Tonle Sap Authority and the Water Resources and Meteorology Departments in the six provinces around the Tonle Sap Lake have inspected 659 boundary posts demarcating Region 3 of the lake, which the government had preserved for fish spawning grounds until the region ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-does-maintenance-tonle-sap-boundary-posts-stop-future-land-grabs

100 orchid samples collected in Mondulkiri in November

A working group from the Forestry Administration under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and officials from the Mondulkiri provincial Department of Environment have collected 100 orchid samples and classified them into five different categories. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/100-orchid-samples-collected-mondulkiri-november

Activists say mangroves under threat

Some of Cambodia’s fishing communities and civil society organisations are expressing great concern over the ongoing loss of mangrove forests in coastal areas due to illegal encroachment as well as legal coastal development projects. They called on relevant authorities to intervene on the matter. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-say-mangroves-under-threat

Siem Reap pagoda monks plan palm tree planting campaign

Monks at the Phnom Preah Thevak pagoda, also known as Sen Chey, in Siem Reap province’s Banteay Srei district plan to plant 50,000 Asian palmyra palm trees in a 60ha community forest to preserve the species represents the national identity. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-pagoda-monks-plan-palm-tree-planting-campaign

Ministry rehabilitates parts of Preah Vihear with rosewood

Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have distributed and planted nearly 50,000 rosewood saplings across seven communes in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district to restore and protect two of the endangered species – Dalbergia cochinchinensis and Dalbergia oliveri. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-rehabilitates-parts-preah-vihear-rosewood

Official: Protect rare pitcher plants

A senior environment official called on holidaymakers to Cambodia’s pristine tropical forest tourist destinations to avoid plucking, collecting or breaking vulnerable plant species – especially the exotic carnivorous pitcher plants of the Nepenthes genus – to conserve the beauty and scenic value of nature, and ...

Ry Sochan
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/official-protect-rare-pitcher-plants

Tonle Sap Authority discovers 196 new plants around Tonle Sap Lake, one special species

A large variety of plants from the Tonle Sap Lake area have been discovered by officials from the Tonle Sap Authority (TSA), but one tree in particular has revealed that it provides many benefits, according to TSA secretary-general Tony Hell on June 21. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-authority-discovers-196-new-plants-around-tonle-sap-lake-one-special-species

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

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

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

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