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Development actors bet on political power shift to save Cambodia's forgotten forest

Recently, Cambodia’s prime minister signed a series of decrees placing the responsibility of Prey Lang protection with the Ministry of Environment and provincial governments. It’s a promising change, development professionals and conservation activists tell Devex, as a combination of stronger national and local government cooperation ...

Kelli Rogers
https://www.devex.com/news/development-actors-bet-on-political-power-shift-to-save-cambodia-s-forgotten-forest-89395

Innovation for a fruitful harvest

The integration of technology into Cambodia’s agricultural sector is vital to increase the competitiveness and overall performance of the Kingdom’s harvest, but efforts to push for widespread adoption of innovative solutions has been slow to take off, industry experts and stakeholders said at a forum ...

Matthieu de Gaudemar
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/innovation-fruitful-harvest

Resin brings income for rural people

A project funded by USAID’s Supporting Forest and Biodiversity initiative is helping local communities relying on forests as their means to earn a living by tapping into an alternate source of income. ...

Safiya charles
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29560/resin-brings-income-for-rural-people/

Environmental groups given chance to address PM Hun Sen at forum

With a mixture of hope and hard-earned scepticism, environmentalists from around the country will today get an opportunity most had never dreamed possible: an audience with the prime minister. About 500 civil society activists have been invited to Phnom Penh for the first National Forum ...

Cristina Maza and Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environmental-groups-given-chance-address-pm-hun-sen-forum

Elephant herds spotted in Wildlife Sanctuary

Researchers have released new photos offering a rare glimpse of endangered elephant herds seen traveling with calves through the Tonle Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province earlier this month. The photos are part of a conservation supervisory project undertaken by Winrock International and the World Wildlife ...

Safiya Charles
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26631/elephant-herds-spotted--in-wildlife-sanctuary

The environmental web tool

Cambodia suffers from one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world, with an average of one percent of the country’s forest lost each year. But in an initiative funded by USAID Supporting Forests and Biodiversity (SFB), Winrock International hopes to help solve the problem ...

Safiya Charles
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26177/the-environmental-web-tool/

Experts call for more sustainable development

As Cambodia has the highest rate of deforestation among developing countries. Experts say that the country needs a more sustainable development plan to protect its ecosystem. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/17735/experts-call-for-more-sustainable-development/

Mixed results as four-year anti-trafficking program comes to an end

With the end of its four-year program to fight human trafficking approaching, USAID, partner organization Winrock International and the government’s National Committee to Combat Trafficking are taking stock of their progress. ...

James Reddick
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/14696/mixed-results-as-four-year-anti-trafficking-program-comes-to-an-end/

Thailand extends deadline for migrants on temporary permits

More than 600,000 migrant workers in Thailand who would have faced deportation at the end of the month when their temporary work permits were set to expire now have until the end of June to apply for a one-year renewal, an NGO said Tuesday. ...

Chris Mueller
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/thailand-extends-deadline-for-migrants-on-temporary-permits-79476/

Undercover underused: NGO

Cambodia hopes to legalise undercover investigative techniques – like covert surveillance and officers posing as criminals, which until now have fallen into a murky legal grey area – by next year. At a workshop in the capital yesterday, law enforcement officials and representatives of human rights ...

Laignee Barron and Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/undercover-underused-ngo

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