Senior officials urge park rangers to educate and advertise people about the law and the impact of deforestation and wildlife

Senior officials of the Ministry of Environment has urged park rangers to educate and advertise people living around protected areas to understand the law and the impact of deforestation and wildlife conservation for the long term benefit of the future. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Rangers take on 4,250 crimes since January

Since 2017, the Kingdom’s park rangers have intervened in over 8,000 forestry and wildlife crimes a year, with more than 800 cases referred to courts. ...

Voun Dara

Ratanakkiri villagers raze two ranger stations in anger

Fourteen people have been identified for inciting more than 70 villagers to burn down two ranger stations in Taveng commune, Taveng district, Ratanakkiri province. District officials will bring the case to court, said Ministry of Environment secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra. ...

Voun Dara

Forest rangers praised for hard work

Minister of Environment Say Sam Al thanked and praised forest rangers on Tuesday for protecting natural resources and in turn aiding the sale of carbon credits. Sam Al was visiting rangers atop Mrech Kangkeb Mountain in Koh Kong province’s Thma Bang district when he made ...

Voun Dara

Wildlife Alliance celebrates annual World Ranger Day

Wildlife Alliance on Wednesday commemorated “World Ranger Day” with a call to support the Kingdom’s forest rangers. World Ranger Day is celebrated globally every July 31 to mark the accomplishments and work done by rangers in the name of conservation and to honour those killed ...

Khorn Savi

Groups call for end to snares

Wildlife and biodiversity conservation groups have called for an end to the use of snares to kill wild animals. They say it is the most destructive and inhumane method to hunt and denounced all killing of rare and endangered species – such as tigers, leopards, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Prey Ang Ten park ranger injured in machete attack

A forest ranger protecting the Prey Ang Ten biodiversity conservation corridor in Kampong Thom province was attacked on Tuesday by an unidentified perpetrator, causing injuries to his head, neck and wrist. Neth Pheaktra, spokesman of the Environment Ministry, yesterday said the incident occurred as five ...

Pech Sotheary

Villagers asked to dismantle tents in conservation area

Ten villagers were briefly detained by Ream National Park rangers in Preah Sihanouk province on Wednesday and instructed to dismantle their tarpaulins from aconservation area. Authorities said the villagers had secretly erected their tents there in order to illegally settle down and clear state forest ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Police raid lumber mill being operated illegally in wildlife sanctuary

Police forces on Sunday raided a lumber mill that was being operated illegally within Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary in Kampong Speu province. At least 100 timber logs, three wood processing machines – including one shredder – and several lumber planks had been found and confiscated, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

‘DNA soon to reveal identities of poachers’

Mondulkiri provincial environment department director Keo Sopheak has said that DNA testing will soon reveal the identities of poachers who exchanged gunfire with environmental rangers, injuring one, at Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary last Wednesday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Mondulkiri authorities hunt poachers

Mondulkiri provincial authorities are hunting poachers who shot at environmental rangers with an AK-47 assault rifle at the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary, injuring one. Provincial environment department director Keo Sopheak said the incident happened​ at around 3:30am on Tuesday when six rangers equipped with two AK-47s ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Local and international experts to train 1,221 environmental rangers

The training will be conducted through a cooperation between the Ministry of Environment’s General Department of Administration for Nature Conservation and Protection and the US Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Anti-Crime Programmes (INL/C), and US Forest Service. ...

Voun Dara

Shortage of rangers leads to abundance of poachers

Rangers in Cambodia’s Southern Cardamom National Park, local police officers, and residents, have found a hunting dog and two sacks filled with wild animals – mostly dead – after a search in Terk Laork village in Thmor Bang district’s Chi Phat commune. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Ministry to monitor Kirirom national park

Senior Environment Ministry officials on Saturday agreed to continue to work together and cooperate with local forest rangers in order to maintain order and prevent forestry crimes from occurring in Kirirom national park. ...

Pech Sotheary

Ranger arrested for shooting in Jolie-Pitt Foundation area

An environmental ranger and a community forest member on Tuesday were released from prison under court supervision following their brief detention after allegedly firing at a suspect hauling timber within a protected area supported by the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation in Battambang province. ...

Phak Seangly

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