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Second chance for Cambodia’s big birds after wildlife sanctuary saved

For a suspenseful three years, Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary seemed doomed. But now, changed policies, changed hearts and a new organic rice scheme promises hope for the forest landscape’s villagers, businesses and giant birds.

Land grabs in protected forests rampant in Cambodia

Land grabs and encroachment on protected forest are becoming more rampant in northern Cambodia, said environmental activists.

Cambodia’s Tonle Sap shows what’s at stake in the Mekong’s dam-fueled decline

In Cambodia, the end of the year marks the start of the traditional season for making prahok fish paste, a key part of the country’s diet. But Cambodia’s food supply—and that of the 70 million people who rely on the Mekong river—is at risk due to impacts from large hydropower dams and climate change.

Cambodia’s giant life-giving Tonle Sap lake in peril

As night falls over his floating village, fisherman Leng Vann puffs on a cigarette and heaves a sigh for Tonle Sap, the great inland lake that has sustained Cambodia for centuries.

Cambodia bans burning of rice straw, garbage to reduce air pollution

Cambodia has issued a directive to ban people living in rural areas from burning paddy straw and garbage in their fields to reduce air pollution, the Khmer Times reported on Monday.

Cambodian PM wants climate finance pledges fulfilled

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on developed countries to fulfill their climate finance commitments to help developing countries combat climate change.

Angkor sells out: Cambodia turns a blind eye to vanishing forests

A growing number of reports show that large-scale deforestation continues in Cambodia’s protected forests, often with tacit endorsement from government officials—despite promises of conservation.

Japan, UNDP help Cambodia reduce marine plastic litter

Plastic waste makes up 80% of the debris found on Cambodia’s beaches.

Alleged gov’t-linked land grabs threaten Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountains

The Cardamom Mountains sit off the Gulf of Thailand in southern Cambodia and provide important habitat for a multitude of plant and animal species, many of them already threatened with extinction.

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ Kaavan airlifted to Cambodia following Cher campaign

Animal experts have sent off Kaavan, dubbed the "world's loneliest elephant", from Pakistan to his new home at a sanctuary in north-western Cambodia.

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ Kaavan leaves Pakistan for Cambodia (video)

A 35-year-old elephant is headed for a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia after his miserable condition at an Islamabad zoo sparked a global outcry. American singer Cher campaigned for his freedom for years.

Peaceful protectors of Cambodia’s Prey Lang forest, threatened by loggers and local authorities, vow...

International award goes to volunteer forest rangers in mainland Southeast Asia’s last lowland rainforest

SARS-CoV-2 relative found lurking in frozen bats from Cambodia

For the first time, close relatives of the novel coronavirus have been found outside China.

Coronaviruses closely related to the pandemic virus discovered in Japan and Cambodia

The viruses, both found in bats stored in laboratory freezers, are the first SARS-CoV-2 relatives to be found outside China.

Cambodian construction boom turns karst mountains to cement

Limestone mountains are being devoured to meet demand from the construction industry, with little thought to the undiscovered species that may be lost.

Cambodia floods put spotlight on risk of trading lakes for land

Poor planning in rush to develop worsens damage from climate change.

Floods in Cambodia claim 40 lives

Cambodia’s National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) reported that the ongoing flash floods have so far killed 40 people.

Cambodia villagers cope with flood aftermath (video)

Fields were inundated and water levels in rivers remained high on Friday (October 23), local media reported.

Death toll from flooding in Cambodia rises to 39

The Cambodian National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) has reported that the ongoing floods have so far killed 39 people, with 22 in Banteay Meanchey province.

Population of critically endangered river dolphins in Cambodia stable in last 4 years: new...

The population of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River in Cambodia has been stable in the last four years, according to a new census report released on Thursday.


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