Cambodia produces over four million tons of garbage per year: official

Cambodia produces more than four million tons of garbage a year, and only a half was disposed of at dumping sites, Ministry of Environment’s secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra said on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia’s forests cover 8.5 million hectares

Forest coverage in Cambodia accounts for 46.86 percent or approximately 8.5 million hectares of the country’s land area, Ministry of Environment’s report showed. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Government doles out around eight billion riels to clean up cities

Ministry of Environment secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra said that the Royal Government spent around eight billion riels (approx. $1,944,106) in a year to clean up 28 cities throughout the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia records highest-ever number of rare white-shouldered Ibis in Sambo wildlife sanctuary

Cambodia has recorded the highest-ever number of critically endangered white-shouldered Ibis in the Sambo Wildlife Sanctuary in north-eastern Kratie province, Neth Pheaktra, secretary of state and spokesman for the Ministry of Environment, said on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

‘Factories, fossil fuels mostly to blame for climate change’

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra on Wednesday blamed climate change and global warming on greenhouse gas emissions from heavy industrial factories and the burning of fossil fuels in developed countries. He said deforestation is only a small contributing factor. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Two held encroachment case

Two men who allegedly led some 30 villagers to illegally grab and clear forest land within the Ream National Park for private ownership were detained by the Preah Sihanouk provincial authority on Saturday. Neth Pheaktra, secretary of state and spokesperson of the Ministry of Environment, ...

Voun Dara

Customs outline ivory crackdown guidelines

As a member of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites), Cambodia has been pursuing ways to improve its law enforcement activities to prevent and crack down on the trafficking of elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

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

‘Fake news’ fuels smog fears

The Ministry of Environment has said concerns over Phnom Penh’s air quality are being fuelled by “fake news” on social media sites by companies aiming to promote the sale of air quality testing kits.​​ “There has been a lot of fake news claiming that air ...

Husain Haider

Elephant found dead in Mondulkiri protected area

An elephant was found dead at a cashew nut plantation in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province’s Keo Seima district on Sunday. Experts initially thought the elephant may have been poisoned by a chemicals used by locals, but later confirmed it had been shot. ...

Long Kimmarita

Activists come together for Prey Lang tree ceremony

The Ministry of Environment and 300 villagers from natural protection communities across four provinces gathered at Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary this weekend for a tree ceremony calling for the protection of natural resources, ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra told The Post on Sunday. ...

Voun Dara

El Nino fire warning issued

The Ministry of Environment issued a statement on Monday on preventing forest fires in natural protected areas and biodiversity conservation corridors. The statement, which cited a government directive on water preservation from last Thursday, said Cambodian weather is set to be heavily influenced by the ...

Voun Dara

Government designates Lumkod lake as protected

The government has decided to set up a protected area of more than 100 hectares in Ratanakkiri province to protect the environment, biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources. A sub-decree, dated December 25 and published by the Environment Ministry yesterday, said the government decided ...

Pech Sotheary

Boeng Prek Tup project opposed

The Cambodian Youth Party has requested the government reconsider the development of the Boeng Prek Tup lake area in Preah Sihanouk province. More than 16 hectares of Boeng Prek Tup lake was designated as a freshwater conservation area in 2016 by a government sub-decree. The ...

Pech Sotheary

Kingdom to participate in World Cleanup Day

September 15 is World Cleanup Day and Cambodia will be participating with 20 million people from 150 countries across the globe, said Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra. He said that this year, working under the theme “Together for a Clean World”, participants in the ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

India gives $50,000 to KRT

The Indian government has contributed $50,000 to the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s annual budget requirements.Neth Pheaktra, spokesman of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, said yesterday that India gave $50,000 to the national side of the tribunal for its operations in 2018. ...

US seeks to continue funding for Khmer Rouge tribunal, ambassador says

The new US ambassador to Cambodia, William A. Heidt, says the US is currently looking at how much it can contribute to the Khmer Rouge tribunal. ...

Pin Sisovann

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