Environment

Cambodian dam a ‘disaster’ for local communities, rights group says

Rights activists allege that a Chinese-financed hydroelectric project in northeastern Cambodia has been a human rights “disaster” after it displaced nearly 5,000 Indigenous and ethnic minority people.

Environmental Activists in Cambodia Are Resorting to Disguises to Avoid Arrests

The group has gone to extraordinary lengths to try and protect their identities amid a crackdown.

Chinese-backed Cambodia dam devastated livelihoods of villagers, rights group says

Experts had warned that damming the confluence of the Sesan and Srepok rivers would threaten fish stocks crucial to millions living along the Mekong’s flood plains.

Dam in Cambodia a ‘Disaster’ for Local Communities: Rights Group

The Chinese-financed Lower Sesan 2 dam has had a range of deleterious consequences – just what activists were warning a decade ago.

China’s Belt and Road dam in Cambodia ruined livelihoods: report

HRW slams Lower Sesan 2 hydroproject that caused 'massive ecological harm'

Building back better

Huge efforts are being ploughed into developing Cambodia’s eco-offerings to lure visitors once borders open.

USAID redirects funding in Cambodia as future of Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary hangs in...

Satellite data show Prey Lang has lost nearly 9% of its forest cover over the past five years, and researchers and activists say its remaining forest is being eyed by logging companies.

Is Cambodia’s thirst for sand putting communities and the Mekong at risk?

The Cambodian government is embarking on a number of ambitious development projects, which critics say come at the expense of the environment and people’s livelihoods.

Rare vulture population in Cambodia declines further: latest census

Critically endangered vultures in Cambodia remained on the edge of extinction as the population of the species continued to decline, a conservationist said on Tuesday.

Endangered Species Are Paying the Price of COVID-19

Diminishing tourism has created new incentives for the illegal wildlife trade.

What are the impacts of dams on the Mekong river?

The Mekong river feeds jungles, irrigates crops for tens of millions of people, and supports the Tonle Sap lake – the most productive inland fishery on the planet.

Mekong River Commission Calls for Improved Hydropower Data Sharing

The past two years have seen water levels on the lower Mekong rise and full unpredictably.

Carving up the Cardamoms: Conservationists fear massive land grab in Cambodia

Conservationists have expressed concern over a recently published regulation that makes nearly 127,000 hectares (313,800 acres) of previously protected land potentially available for sale or rent to politically connected businesses.

Low dry season flows in Mekong drive down Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, countries urged to...

Low dry season flows in Mekong drive down Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, countries urged to improve basin-wide management.

Cambodia’s first giant muntjac sighting highlights key mountain habitat

Camera trap surveys in Virachey National Park in northeast Cambodia have recorded the country’s first sightings of a critically endangered deer, the large-antlered muntjac (Muntiacus vuquangensis).

Rare golden cat caught on camera in Cambodia

Camera traps have captured images of a rare golden cat inside Cambodia's northeast Ratanakiri province for the first time, raising hope for conservation work.

Critically endangered rare barking deer spotted in Cambodia

A giant barking deer, whose species is listed as critically endangered, has been spotted through a camera in northeast Cambodia’s Virachey National Park.

Cambodia embraces dirty energy fearing drought-driven shortages

Successive droughts in recent years have caused a power crisis in Cambodia, prompting the government to rapidly invest in and build coal and oil plants.

Rights groups demand end to Cambodia’s persecution of green activists

A court in Cambodia has charged three activists from the environmental NGO Mother Nature Cambodia after they documented waste dumping in a river near the Royal Palace.

Cambodia Charges Eco-Activists With Conspiracy, Royal Defamation

The three activists are the latest victims of the government’s war against the advocacy group Mother Nature Cambodia.

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