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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/

Hundreds Protest Over Forest Land Seizures

More than 700 villagers from five provinces yesterday protested in front of the provincial government headquarters in Kompong Chhnang after losing their community forests to large agro-industry firms. Organized by the Cambodian Grassroots People’s Assembly- a network of communities that includes forestry and land activists as ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hundreds-protest-over-forest-land-seizures-30971/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hundreds-protest-over-forest-land-seizures

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