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Ministry calls for better co-op with Preah Vihear rangers in sanctuaries

The Ministry of Environment and Preah Vihear Provincial Administration called on the authorities in villages and communes near the Phnom Tnaot-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary to increase their cooperation with forest rangers. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-calls-better-co-op-preah-vihear-rangers-sanctuaries

Officials suspect arson by hunters in sanctuary fire

Environment officials and authorities in Preah Vihear province are investigating a wildfire in the Phnom Tnaot-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary that damaged more than 4,000ha of forest in recent days, said officials on March 6. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-suspect-arson-hunters-sanctuary-fire

Pollution and climate change upsurge the risk of ‘climate penalty’

A rise in the frequency, intensity and duration of heatwaves will not only increase wildfires this century but also worsen air quality – harming human health and ecosystems, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) launched on Wednesday, the International Day ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501148059/pollution-and-climate-change-upsurge-the-risk-of-climate-penalty/

Wildfire and floods don’t need to turn into disasters: UN risk report

Hazards such as earthquakes, floods, heatwaves, and wildfires, can be prevented from becoming life-threatening disasters, according to the authors of a UN report launched on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501143759/wildfire-and-floods-dont-need-to-turn-into-disasters-un-risk-report/

Ministries warn public about wildfire dangers

The Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have jointly called on the public to be very careful about using fire as a means of cooking, clearing wild grass or harvesting forest products because wildfires often occur in natural protected areas ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-warn-public-about-wildfire-dangers

Ministry warns of upcoming dry season that can spark wildfires

With Cambodia heading towards its dry season, the Ministry of Agriculture is taking proactive steps to prevent and mitigate the effects of fires, many of which are caused by humans such as setting fire to dry vegetation or crops, slash and burn cultivation, burning debris, ...

Mao Chanvireak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501005100/ministry-warns-of-upcoming-dry-season-that-can-spark-wildfires/

Public warned against igniting forest fires

The public has been urged to stop using fires to collect bees, catch animals or clear land in forests. In a letter dated January 20, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said burning grasses and other unsanctioned activities like harvesting forests or clearing them for ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/public-warned-against-igniting-forest-fires

Ministry issues measures meant to counter wildfires

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries on Monday signed off on a list of seven measures intended to guard against forest fires, although details on implementation remained scarce yesterday and observers said they expected little to come of the new document. ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-issues-measures-meant-counter-wildfires

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