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Mondulkiri Airport will aid plans for biggest eco-tourism region in Cambodia

Mondulkiri province has been flagged for transformation into the biggest agro- and eco-tourism destination in Cambodia, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance. A feasibility study includes upgrading an airport for the capital, Sen Monorom, for domestic and international destinations. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50687605/airport-will-aid-plans-for-biggest-eco-tourism-region-in-cambodia

Malaysian firms keen in wastewater treatment and eco-tourism: Ambassador

Malaysian firms are interested in investing in wastewater treatment and eco-tourism in the Kingdom, sectors in line with the country’s bid to boost bilateral trade and strengthen ties with the Kingdom. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679775/malaysian-firms-keen-in-wastewater-treatment-and-eco-tourism-ambassador

Plans shown for eco-resort in Siem Reap

Luxury hotel developer Song Saa Resorts has unveiled a plan to transform 400 hectares of land in the Banteay Srei district of Siem Reap province into an eco-tourism resort with an initial investment of $3 million, according to a release on the Ministry of Environment’s ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/plans-shown-eco-resort-siem-reap

Ministries collaborate on eco-tourism policy

he Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Environment expect to complete a national draft eco-tourism policy by August to coincide with the second National Forum on the Protection and Conservation of Natural Resources, an environment official said yesterday. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-collaborate-eco-tourism-policy

Joint Cambodia, Laos tour packages

Cambodia and Laos, in a bid to promote bilateral tourism, will create joint tour packages to facilitate the visit of tourists to both countries. The tour packages will focus on provinces, in both countries, that lie on either side of the Mekong river. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36005/joint-cambodia--laos-tour-packages/

Legislation to regulate eco-tourism segment

The Ministry of Tourism is preparing a draft law for eco-tourism with the hope that it will keep Cambodia’s tourism industry competitive while protecting the Kingdom’s natural resources and promoting conservation efforts. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/legislation-regulate-eco-tourism-segment

Cambodia to receive 4.5 million tourists by 2015

Cambodia expects to welcome 4.5 million tourists by 2015, increasing from 3.5 million in 2012, thanks to its cultural properties, Prime Minister Hun Sen said. “Undoubtedly, heritage and cultural tourism are playing a substantial part in this growth. Twenty years ago, when Angkor was inscribed on ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=MDI0MmQ3MGJlNmR

Cambodia Launches "One Tourist, One Tree" Campaign To Promote Green Tourism

Cambodia on Wednesday launched a “one tourist, one tree” campaign, aiming to promote green tourism and environment protection, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said. “We have already prepared tourism gardens in 11 provinces including cultural Siem Reap province, coastal Preah Sihanouk province and eco-tourism side in Kratie ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/travel/2013-02/27/c_132196175.htm

Foreign tourists to Cambodia likely to reach 3.3 million in 2012: PM

Cambodia is expected to receive 3.3 million foreign tourists this year, a 15 percent rise year-on-year, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday. “The country’s cultural and eco-tourism has seen remarkable development, there is steady growth from year to year,” he said in a message to mark ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-09/27/c_131876653.htm

Cambodia creates safe zones for Mekong dolphins

The Cambodian government on Friday said it will limit fishing in a zone in the Mekong River to protect critically endangered freshwater dolphins The Irrawaddy dolphin conservation area will cover a 180-kilometre-long (110 miles) stretch of river from eastern Kratie province to the border with Laos, ...

http://news.xin.msn.com/en/regional/cambodia-creates-safe-zones-for-mekong-dolphins-2

Carbon credit for Seima Area

A carbon credit project is in the works for the Seima biodiversity areas in Kartie and Mondulkiri provinces. During a meeting between Chan Sarun, Minister of Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries and Colin Poole, Director of Asia Programs for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WLCS) on Sept ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/

1.3 Million Visitors Arrive in First Semester for 2011

About 1.3 million International visitors arrived in Cambodia in semester one in 2011 with an increase of 13.4 percent if comparing to the same period last year, Tourism Minister announced at a seminar this week. “It is expected that about 2.8 million tourists will pour ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

WWF calls for action to save Mekong dolphins

Conservation group WWF on Wednesday called for urgent action to prevent the extinction of freshwater dolphins in the Mekong River, including the creation of special conservation zones. Entanglement in fishing nets, low calf survival rates and a steady degradation of the creature’s habitat are threatening ...

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j7f8VM2dIyhl3y5V7bH_NUm77cWg?docId=CNG.5a6cab0fcdd7e341e00101949a99c732.51

Vendors face eviction to beautify beach

In May Cambodia became a member of the World’s Most Beautiful Beach Club and as a result Koh Kong provincial authorities are not renewing leasing for beachfront stores and evicting those who work there. The leases are said to have expired two months ago, and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072250570/National-news/vendors-face-eviction-to-beautify-beach.html

Sand dredging hits eco-resort

An enormous sand dredging operation in Koh Kong province has escalated, a resort owner said yesterday, with boat crews allegedly trespassing onto private land and digging sand within hundreds of metres of the complex. Janet Newman, the owner of the Rainbow Lodge eco-tourism resort, said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070150119/National-news/sand-dredging-hits-eco-resort.html

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