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Pileated gibbon study underway

The Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia Programme (WCS) Biodiversity Team, in collaboration with the Preah Vihear provincial Department of Environment, have initiated a six-month research project that involves a survey of pileated gibbons in the northern province’s Phnom Tbeng Natural Heritage Park. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pileated-gibbon-study-underway

K Thom village participates in REDD+ project

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has registered 1,359ha of land as the O’Bosleav Forest Community Land in Kampong Thom province in an effort to implement a REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) project to preserve forests for carbon forest sales. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/k-thom-village-participates-redd-project

Cambodia considered as good REDD+ implementing country

Cambodia has been considered as a country implementing the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) well. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50829171/cambodia-considered-as-good-redd-implementing-country/

Mondulkiri villages to get REDD+ funds

Twenty villages in Mondulkiri province are set to receive at least $10,000 each as a result of the $2.6 million carbon credit purchase by the Walt Disney Company in 2016, under a scheme meant to protect the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, officials said yesterday.​This would ...

Yesenia Amaro and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-villages-get-redd-funds

UN help sought in land dispute

Human rights representatives from NGO Adhoc and the United Nations have been asked to intervene in a land dispute between villagers and an army lieutenant they say was granted a land title illegally inside a protected community forest in Oddar Meanchey province. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-help-sought-land-dispute

Oddar Meanchey carbon scheme used by Virgin ‘does not work’

Claims the military is involved in systematically clearing forest in Oddar Meanchey province in an area meant to be protected by a carbon credit scheme involving Virgin Atlantic have prompted the UK-based airline to launch an investigation into the program. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oddar-meanchey-carbon-scheme-used-virgin-does-not-work

New REDD+ framework announced

The Ministry of Environment signed a framework agreement yesterday with Conservation International and the Mitsui Banking Corporation to launch the planning phase of a new REDD+ project for the Prey Lang forest, officials confirmed.   ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-redd-framework-announced

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