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Vehicles, money given to wildlife activist Ben Devis

The Cambodian Red Cross has donated a car, two scooters and cash to activist Ben Devis and the Tabos community as an incentive for participating in the protection of the natural resources in Preah Vihear province’s Phnom Thnout-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary.​ ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50573203/vehicles-money-given-to-wildlife-activist-ben-devis/

Kampong Thom wetland picked as the latest Ramsar Site

The Stung Sen wetland has become the Kingdom’s latest Ramsar Site, said the Ministry of Environment. The seasonally-flooded 9,293ha freshwater swamp, located along the southeastern edge of the Tonle Sap great lake in Kampong Thom province, was declared Cambodia’s fifth Ramsar Site on Friday under ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-thom-wetland-picked-latest-ramsar-site

Plans for World Cleanup Day event

The Environment Ministry has asked the Interior Ministry to help facilitate its World Cleanup Day event planned for next month to raise environmental protection awareness. ...

Or Sreypich
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50525760/plans-for-world-cleanup-day-event/

Leaked report decries reservoir

The final report assessing the impact of a future dam in Kratie has claimed that the dam project could result in “killing the life” of the Mekong River. This final report said the project’s location is the worst possible for a dam and would have ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/leaked-report-decries-reservoir

Expansion approved for Bokor National Park

New resorts, restaurants and casinos could be coming to Bokor National Park after environment officials endorsed an “improved” plan for the mountain along with oknha Sok Kong’s hotel company, according to the government’s news agency. ...

Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/expansion-approved-bokor-national-park

Environment ministry targets set

The Environment Minister instructed his staff to cooperate with relevant ministries and institutions to improve management in the sector at the closing of the ministry’s annual meeting on Monday. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5095895/environment-ministry-targets-set/

Gov’t: China, Vietnam helping in timber fight

Environment Minister Say Samal, known for his outlandish and at times false claims about illegal logging and deforestation in the Kingdom, said yesterday that his ministry was collaborating with officials in Vietnam and China – two of the largest buyers of precious Cambodian wood – ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30518/gov---t--china--vietnam-helping-in-timber-fight/

Authorities ordered to enforce forestry laws

Despite numerous laws and committees created to tackle deforestation and illegal logging in Cambodia, the timber trade has continued unabated. In another attempt to deal with the issue, authorities across the country have been ordered to ensure they execute their responsibilities to oversee the enforcement of ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30209/authorities-ordered-to-enforce-forestry-laws/

US urged to save trees

A group of environmental NGOs working to protect the Prey Lang forest called on the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to intervene and protect the region’s resin trees, or they will all be logged within six months, they claimed in a joint-statement issued yesterday. The ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29843/us-urged-to-save-trees/

Police admit logging failure

The National Committee for Forest Crime Prevention has admitted that despite claims from a variety of high-level government officials that deforestation and illegal logging had been stopped entirely, the illegal timber trade was still ravaging the country’s forests. In June, Environment Minister Say Samal claimed the ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29769/police-admit-logging-failure/

Rosatom, Cambodia’s national council in first working meeting

The Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom and Cambodia’s National Council for Sustainable Development of the Kingdom of Cambodia (NCSD) today said they held their first working group meeting towards implementing nuclear power energy cooperation. ...

Rosatom Asia Pte Ltd
http://www.eco-business.com/press-releases/rosatom-cambodias-national-council-in-first-working-meeting/

Wildlife Alliance celebrates zero poaching

To celebrate World Elephant Day today, the conservation group Wildlife Alliance (WA) celebrated its achievement of zero poaching of the Cardamom Rainforest’s Asian elephant population in the last decade, according to a press release on Wednesday. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28419/wildlife-alliance-celebrates-zero-poaching/

Timber truck seized in Kratie

A police squad working with government officials in Kratie province stopped a truck loaded full of luxury wood in Chet Borei’s Changkrang village on Saturday afternoon. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27871/timber-truck-seized-in-kratie/

Plastic waste to be put to good use

A Japanese firm, Gomi Recycle 110, plans to invest in a factory in Svay Rieng province to recycle plastic waste into finished products for local markets. Yusuke Okumura, director of Gomi, met with Cambodia’s Minister of Environment Say Samal on Tuesday seeking support from the government ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27468/plastic-waste-to-be-put-to-good-use/

Seized timber up for auction

More than $90,000 worth of luxury timber seized during National Anti-Deforestation Committee (NADC) raids in Stung Treng province will be up for public auction until July 29, the Ministry of Economic and Finance announced last week. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27425/seized-timber-up-for-auction/

Rosewood seized on three military trucks

Three military trucks were caught transporting illegally logged rosewood by Tbong Khmum authorities yesterday, according to the National Police website. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26078/rosewood-seized-on-three-military-trucks/

Minister claims logging has ended

Environment Minister Say Samal claims Cambodia has put an end to illegal logging and timber exports to Vietnam, despite reports of continued, and even rising, levels of forest clearing and timber being transported to the Kingdom’s neighbor. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25786/minister-claims-logging-has-ended/

Minister vows justice for slain forest rangers

Minister of Environment Say Samal yesterday vowed that those responsible for the murder of two forest rangers shot dead while patrolling a protected forest near Preah Vihear temple Saturday morning will be brought to justice. ...

Chea Takihiro
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/17610/minister-vows-justice-for-slain-forest-rangers/

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