Youths and communities report deforestation in Oral Mountains Wildlife Sanctuary
Phnom Khnong Veal youth and community groups claim that forest crime continues to be a cause for concern in Oral Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary, especially large forests along the road up to Phnom Khnong Veal in the village Sastra, Ta Sal commune, Oral district, Kampong Speu ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
ADB warns Cambodia’s growth will be stunted by climate change
Cambodia’s long term economic growth faces significant threats from climate change and could dampen prospects for becoming an upper-middle income country in the coming years, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) report issued last week. ...
Sorn Sarath and Runn Sreydeth
In protected Prey Lang forest, communities pushed out but mining companies welcomed in
Kampong Thom’s Sandan district: Snang An village chief Sok Heng proudly displays a photo of his new home, constructed in July 2021, as his phone’s background image. But Late Cheng Mining Development, a gold mining firm with ties to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s bodyguard unit, ...
Khuon Narim and Jack Brook
Local authorities unaware of mangrove deforestation and sea construction in Koh Kong province
Local authorities in Koh Kong province claim that they are still unaware of the case of mangrove deforestation and construction of solid structures into the sea within its jurisdiction yet. ...
Environmental activists march to the Ministry of Environment to demand an end forest patrols restrictions
A group of 30 environmental activists dressed in white marched to the Ministry of Environment to petition for an end to restrictions on civil liberties in forest protection activities in Cambodia. ...
Global initiative against transnational crime releases a report on illegal logging structures in Cambodia
The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime in September released its new research’s results on the illegal logging structure in Cambodia. ...
Metta forest’s Buddhist statues destroyed in wind
The Metta forest community in Kampong Speu says three Buddha statues around the forest’s pagoda have been destroyed after wind blew down nearby trees, and residents are blaming loggers who they say are continuing to cut down the surrounding forest. ...
Illegal logging rife in RAC park
The Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) has found eight cases of deforestation and land encroachment in the Techo Sen Russey Treb Park in Preah Vihear province. ...
Preah Vihear’s indigenous patrollers red flag Preah Roka logging
Indigenous community patrollers found around 250 cases of suspected deforestation at Preah Vihear’s Prey Preah Roka forest during two patrols in July and August, and are urging authorities to allow more patrols into the forest. ...
Environment ministry, activists spar over Preah Roka deforestation claims
The Kuy indigenous community in Brame village and commune and six environmental activists claim to have found 260 cases of deforestation in the Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary of Preah Vihear province from July 15 to 17. ...
Cambodia commits to halve deforestation by 2030
Cambodia is all set to reduce deforestation by half by the year 2030 and achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions in its forestry sector by 2040. ...
RAC to reduce crimes in its protected forest
The Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) discovered 10 cases of deforestation and land encroachment this month in the Techo Sen Russey Treb Park protected area which is under its jurisdiction. ...
Ministry refutes NGO’s claims of deforestation in santuaries
A senior Ministry of Environment official has hit back at some local and international NGOs for their reports on deforestation, which they claim has affected the rights of indigenous people. ...
Authorities stumble onto over 60ha of deforestation in Kampong Thom
The Forestry Administration in Kampong Thom province has stumbled onto deforestation of more than 60 hectares of land in the Ang Ten community forest. ...
Authorities discover more than 800 hectares of swamp forest land cleared in Battambang
Officials continued to discover more flooded forest land in Battambang were cleared by encroachers and deforestation. ...
Khmer Times Staff
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. ...
On the right track to generating carbon credits
The 43 new sites identified by the Ministry of Environment and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Greening Prey Lang for the supply of carbon credits will bring positive environmental, community and biodiversity impacts to Cambodia besides having no deforestation and degradation of protected ...
Stung Treng officials find illegal timber stockpile, owner escapes
A large amount of illegal luxury timber was impounded by Stung Treng provincial Forestry Administration officials on April 26 after it was discovered in a forest in the province’s Sen Chey district. ...
Ministry rejects report on loss of forest cover
The Ministry of Environment rejected a report from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime which claimed that Cambodia had lost more than 50,000ha of forest cover in Prey Lang Wildlife and Preah Rokar-Chheb Wildlife Sanctuaries over an 18-year period. ...
Illegal loggers clear 30 hectares of forest in Mondulkiri province
Illegal loggers have cleared 30-hectares of community forest land, close to the site of thousands of natural stone pillars in Mondulkiri province, felling hundreds of trees and leaving the area barren. ...
Cambodia’s land concessions yield few benefits, sow social and environmental devastation
Cambodia’s government has strenuously promoted long-term leasing of unused land as Economic Land Concessions (ELCs) to attract investors and encourage development in the impoverished nation, but observers say the policy has resulted in few benefits at the cost of huge social and environmental impacts. ...
Kratie military police seize lorries, trailers and timber
A three-day operation by the Kratie provincial Military Police ended in the seizure of three lorries, two trailers and about four cubic meters of timber. The suspects escaped. ...