Deadline for occupants of Pursat protected areas

The Pursat provincial Department of Environment has announced a call for individuals occupying land within community areas of protected zones to apply for self-declaration for land ownership certification. ...

Long Kimmarita

Community focused on cardamom farming future

Cardamom is a plant that grows naturally in the foothills of the so-named Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia, mostly in Pursat province. In addition to being a spice for food, it is also sometimes used in traditional herbal medicine. ...

Keo Bosaba

Indigenous women voice collective concerns

A senior environment official called for calm after indigenous women’s communities urged relevant ministries and institutions to address their concerns by including their input into the draft amendments to the protected natural areas and forestry laws. ...

Long Kimmarita

Monk's community forestry concerned about further loss of forests after nearly 5,000 hectares of forest land

The community has expressed concern that if nearly 5,000 hectares of the Rattanak Rukha community forest, part of the Monk’s community forestry, is cut off to the citizens, it will result in the loss of forests and wildlife habitats of all kinds live in this ...

Meng Kroypunlok

Three community forestry networks join Canadian biodiversity conference

Representatives of three community networks involved in forests and biodiversity protection are invited to attend the 15th UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal, Canada, on December 7-19, 2022 by considering this involvement as an important motivator for them to continue to protect the forest. ...

Rann Reuy

Koh Kong forest station begins official operation

Koh Kong provincial authorities on December 27 officially inaugurated the Chi Khor Leu Forest Research Station in Sre Ambel district’s Chi Khor Leu commune, which was funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) through the Greater Mekong Sub-region Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Project in Cambodia.   ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Masked farmers raid, burn down community forestry office

Officials are still investigating an arson attack on a Mondolkiri province community forestry monitoring office by dozens of masked farmers on Friday, in what they suspect was retaliation for preventing the farmers from growing cassava in a protected area. ...

Van Roeun

Charcoal prices rise in urban areas

Deforestation and Cambodia’s strong economic growth have resulted in an increase in the price of charcoal, an energy source the poor are dependent on, charcoal vendors say. The price of charcoal in Phnom Penh had increased at least 200 riel ($0.05) a kilogram compared to 2012, charcoal ...

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