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Cardamom Mountain villages join REDD+

Conservation International (CI) in Cambodia says 23 out of 24 target villages in three provinces of the Cardamom Mountain range have agreed to participate in the REDD + project. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cardamom-mountain-villages-join-redd

Lumphat sanctuary to generate carbon credit by 2024

Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary – home to a variety of endangered animals and birds – is expected to generate carbon credits in 130,000 hectares of the sanctuary by 2024 and reduce carbon emission by at least 115,000 tonnes per year. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501190983/lumphat-sanctuary-to-generate-carbon-credit-by-2024/

Kingdom to sell more carbon credits

At the 27th UN climate change conference (COP27) in Egypt, Cambodia agreed to sell 15 million tonnes of carbon credits to international partners in order to offset their carbon emissions while reducing deforestation in the Kingdom through its REDD+ projects. ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-sell-more-carbon-credits

REDD+ soon one-third of protected land

The government is aiming to boost the sale of carbon credits by expanding the scheme to all protected areas in Cambodia, according to Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra. The ministry is currently preparing an additional REDD+ project on 1.19 million hectares of land, which ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/redd-soon-one-third-protected-land

Cambodia Earns $11.6m From Carbon Credit Sales

The Ministry of Environment​​ has announced that Cambodia has earned $11.6 million from the sale of carbon credits from REDD+, a financing mechanism to support forests in developing countries with access to funds to protect forest resources and improve the livelihoods of local communities and ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-earns-116m-from-carbon-credit-sales

Kampong Thom Forestry Administration taking over patrols of Prey Ang Ten sanctuary

Kampong Thom provincial governor Nguon Rattanak has instructed the Forestry Administration (FA) cantonment to prepare for an increase in patrols in Prey Ang Ten Wildlife Sanctuary in order to more effectively prevent encroachment on state land. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-thom-forestry-administration-taking-over-patrols-prey-ang-ten-sanctuary

Carbon credits fund forests

The government and partner organisations are seeking new markets in which to sell carbon credits in order to raise funds for its efforts to increase and strengthen the protection of natural resources in the Kingdom. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/carbon-credits-fund-forests

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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