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On World Elephant Day, Cambodia calls for participation in the protection and conservation of wild elephants in Cambodia

The Royal Government has called for participation in the protection and conservation of wild elephants in Cambodia after data from automatic cameras deployed in protected areas found that Asian elephants – and baby elephants – were living in herds in Cambodia’s protected areas. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50914513/on-world-elephant-day-cambodia-calls-for-participation-in-the-protection-and-conservation-of-wild-elephants-in-cambodia/

Families in protected areas get livestock aid

The Ministry of Environment has donated 1,000 domestic animals to residents and troops living in natural protected areas to provide livelihoods and encourage people to protect and conserve natural resources. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-protected-areas-get-livestock-aid

Kade lake to be designated a protected area

The Tboung Khmum Provincial Administration will designate “Kade lake” in Krouch Chhmar district as a protected area soon following consultations with the relevant ministries and a detailed study. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50904512/kade-lake-to-be-designated-a-protected-area/

Protected areas in Kampot given boost by governor

Kampot authorities have been ordered to take immediate action to stop and annul all signatures on land transfer letters for the purchase or sale of state land in protected areas and the biodiversity conservation corridor. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50894829/protected-areas-in-kampot-given-boost-by-governor/

Asiatic black bear spotted in Cambodia’s protected areas

The rare and endangered Asiatic black bear (Ursusthibetanus) has been spotted in Cambodia’s protected areas, according to the Ministry of Environment. The bear species is present in several different regions including East, South and Southeast Asia. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/asiatic-black-bear-spotted-cambodias-protected-areas

Koh Kong governor: Annul documents for land in protected areas

The Koh Kong Provincial Administration has annulled the validity of documents for land sales in natural protected areas and biodiversity preservation corridors.​ ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-governor-annul-documents-land-protected-areas

Minister tells governors to speed up land allocation

Minister of Environment Say Sam Al has sent letters to 20 provincial governors telling them to provide relevant documents on land issues in natural resource protected areas. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-tells-governors-speed-land-allocation

Unregistered NGOs warned of legal action

The Environment Ministry has warned it will take legal action against NGO workers who conduct illegal activities in protected areas as they are not registered with the Interior Ministry. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50717254/unregistered-ngos-warned-of-legal-action/

Preah Sihanouk homes razed

Preah Sihanouk Provincial environmental officials and Military Police yesterday dismantled five homes that were built illegally in the Prey Toeksap Kbal Chhay protected area, leaving the inhabitants homeless. ...

Khout Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-illegal-homes-razed

Tree planting plan to revive national forests

The Environment Ministry plans to plant 500,000 trees in protected areas across the country this year, to boost forest cover and improve the livelihoods of communities. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39992/tree-planting-plan-to-revive-national-forests/

Environment ministry’s annual report out

The Environment Ministry’s annual report revealed 600 forestry crimes in protected areas, while there were nearly 700 cases of fishing, wildlife and land crimes. The report, released yesterday, showed that rangers, in collaboration with relevant parties, managed to prevent and suppress offenses at national parks, wildlife ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/33457/environment-ministry---s-annual-report-out/

Ministry to recruit 300 more rangers

The Environment Ministry has started it’s process of recruiting 300 new forest rangers to work in select provinces next year in a bid to fill staff shortages and reduce deforestation.​ Ministry spokesperson Sao Sopheap said yesterday that the existing 960-strong ranger workforce was insufficient to guard ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/32907/ministry-to-recruit-300-more-rangers/

Endangered Giant Ibis Found in New Cambodia Habitat

Jubilant conservationists expressed hope on Tuesday for the survival of the critically-endangered Giant Ibis after a nest of the bird species was discovered in a previously unknown habitat in northeastern Cambodia. Habitat loss and poaching has pushed the Giant Ibis to the edge of extinction, with ...

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/international/endangered-giant-ibis-found-in-new-cambodia-habitat/

U.S. Ambassadors Fund to give grants for Cambodia preservation

The U.S. Embassy has just announced it will be awarding grants to two recipients for the 2013 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation in Cambodia. The Archaeology and Development Foundation is the first recipient and will receive $47,000 to implements it’s proposal called the “Documentation of ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=ZjYxOGFmM2ExNDk

Mystery Surrounds Ratanakkiri’s First Special Economic Zone

Construction of a special economic zone (SEZ) near the Vietnamese border in Ratanakkiri province’s eastern O’Yad­aw district is on track, but who exactly will avail of the facility and its services remains a mystery—even for senior provincial officials. The latest announced venture of agro-industry land concession ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/mystery-surrounds-ratanakkiris-first-special-economic-zone-35235/

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