Stung Treng risks losing flooded forest on Mekong River
Experts say Cambodia faces the risk of losing its low-lying “flooded forest” along the Mekong River. They claim that Stung Treng province is the most gravely affected. ...
Lake’s forest wetland area rehab project takes root on 63K hectares
A spokesman for the Fisheries Administration (FiA) said more than 63,000ha of flooded forests have been rehabilitated in the area around the Tonle Sap Lake this year with a high survival rate for the saplings. The land was reclaimed from farmers and traders who had ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Authorities reclaim 65,000 hectares of flooded forest
About 65,000 hectares of flooded forest around the Tonle Sap Lake have been reclaimed, with 5,000 families relocated, to prevent further encroachment, according to the spokesman for the Ministry of Land Management. ...
Rains quell fire risk around Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, but the future looks fiery
The roots of the forests surrounding Cambodia’s Tonle Sap lake spend half the year submerged in water. But in the past five years, they’ve been catching fire in the arid heat of the dry season. The government has rolled out plans to respond to these ...
Anti-Corruption Unit closes probe into ex-governor’s flooded forest grab
The Anti-Corruption Unit closed its investigation into a Kampong Chhnang ex-governor whose vast tracts of protected flooded-forest land were confiscated amid a crackdown on illegal encroachment. ...
Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration vows to protect flooded forests
The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration and the Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have expressed their commitment to protect the flooded forest and requested legal action against violators. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Mangrove saplings planted in Kampot
The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Kampot Provincial Administration, Fisheries Administration and the British Chevening Alumni Association of Cambodia (BCAAC) – with the support of the British embassy in Phnom Penh and Prudential (Cambodia) Life Insurance Plc – on April 30 planted 1,000 ...
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 ...
Fresh focus on fisheries enforcement
On the orders of Prime Minister Hun Sen, provincial authorities in the provinces around the Tonle Sap Lake have made more than 10 arrests during an operation focused on enforcing fishing laws. ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Hun Sen orders trees to be replanted at confiscated flooded forest land
Prime Minister Hun Sen has advised authorities to replant trees in the seized flooded forest land surrounding the Tonle Sap Lake. ...
Khmer Times Staff
More than 62,000 hectares of flooded forest land returned to the state
More than 62,000 hectares of flooded forest land in six provinces surrounding Tonle Sap lake have been returned to the government, according to an official. ...
Tonle Sap Lake forest replanting underway
More than 60,000ha of flooded forest land in Zone 3 in the six provinces around the Tonle Sap Lake has been reclaimed from nearly 15,000 families and returned to the state. Officials have since reforested the area with different kinds of trees, bamboos and palm ...
Land disputes solved, flooded forest returned in K Chhnang
In December, the Kampong Chhnang Provincial Administration had resolved nearly 600 land disputes throughout the province and reclaimed over 30,000ha of flooded forest land as state property, according to governor Sun Sovanrith. ...
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 ...
Huge swathes of land returned to state by evicted encroachers
Kampong Thom provincial authorities have determined that over 10,000ha of flooded forestland located in three different areas near the province’s Tonle Sap Lake shoreline have been illegally encroached upon, with more than 200 families having already returned in excess of 2,000ha of misappropriated land back ...
30,000ha of wetlands encroached
Nearly 30,000ha of flooded forest land stretching across the six provinces surrounding the Tonle Sap Lake have been illegally occupied or cleared by both ordinary citizens and in some cases public officials acting in a personal capacity. ...
Over 2,000ha of flooded forest seized in new push
Over 2,000ha out of more than 10,000ha of flooded forestland around the Tonle Sap Lake have been seized, with more than a dozen offenders already begging for clemency for their encroachment on the protected areas which the government says must be preserved as fish-spawning habitat. ...
PM: Do not defile Tonle Sap swamp forest or else
Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered police to arrest anyone – including government officials – involved with the deforestation of the flooded forests surrounding the Tonle Sap Lake because it is an area important to the spawning of many species of fish, among other reasons. ...
Long Kimmarita and Orm Bunthoeurn
Five farmers under investigation for encroachment
Kampong Chhang provincial police have been investigating five people who are alleged to have secretly cleared and encroached on flooded forest land in separate locations covering nearly 10ha in Chhnok Trou commune’s Ses Slap village of Boribor district. ...
Authorities battle land encroachers in flooded forest
People are still taking every opportunity to encroach on the flooded forests despite the action taken by the authorities to prevent the crimes, said Kampong Thom provincial authorities. ...
Chhun Sun Ly
Crooks arrested for flooded forest clearing
Finally, the long arms of the law caught up and arrested two men for illegally clearing flooded forest in Boengreal Bratescheal at Sankoa commune, Kampong Svay district in Kampong Thom province. ...
Encroachment on Tonle Sap flooded forest land persists
Battambang provincial officials said land encroachment still occurred on thousands of hectares of flooded forest land bordering Tonle Sap Lake, and authorities lacked the resources to protect these areas. ...