Two Kraol indigenous people accused of encroaching on Ministry Land fail to appear in court

The Kratie Provincial Court summoned two Kraol indigenous people from Srae Chis commune to appear in court for questioning this week for allegedly illegally encroaching on protected areas, but the two villagers did not show up. ... ...

Seoung Nimol and Hel Komsan

Eight protected areas bumped up by 500,000 hectares

In an effort to boost the country’s conservation work, the government will expand at least eight national parks and sanctuaries by an area of more than 500,000 hectares of forestland. ... ...

Torn Vibol

Nat’l parks swell under sub-decree, biodiversity corridors integrated

The government has issued a new sub-decree which increases the size of three major national parks – Virachey, Jayavarman-Norodom and Preah Monivong Bokor – in a bid to ensure the preservation and protection of the Kingdom’s natural heritage, ecosystems and biodiversity. The expansions will also ...

Bor Pich Zelin

Bakan grassland added to protected area

The Ministry of Environment – in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society of Cambodia (WCS), the Pursat provincial administration, the Pursat provincial Department of Environment and relevant partners – held an August 4 workshop to explain “Sub-Decree 144 on the Bakan Grassland in the Tonle ...

Sok Raksa

MOE launches e-Library to share info on environment, resources

The Ministry of Environment (MOE) launched an e-Library to share knowledge and information related to the environment and natural resources, and for the dissemination of information on protected areas to students, the public, private sector, and researchers. ... ...

Torn Vibol

Deadline for occupants of Pursat protected areas

The Pursat provincial Department of Environment has announced a call for individuals occupying land within community areas of protected zones to apply for self-declaration for land ownership certification. ... ...

Long Kimmarita

Gender no barrier among ministry’s sanctuary rangers

The Kingdom’s park rangers play a vital role in protecting the precious natural resources of Cambodia’s protected areas. They sometimes spend weeks on patrol deep in the most remote parts of the country, monitoring wildlife and keeping an eye out for the perpetrator of forest ...

Keo Bosaba

NGOs petition for permit to patrol forests

The Ministry of Environment has received a petition from more than 20 NGOs and community members requesting the right to conduct patrols in protected areas, and urging increased enforcement of natural resource crimes. ... ...

Nov Sivutha

Monks turning forest into Buddhist hotspot

Monks protecting the Sorng Rukahvorn Community Forest in Oddar Meanchey province are committed to turn the area into a Buddhist-style natural tourist attraction for Cambodians and foreigners. ... ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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