Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Environment

In the remote Cambodian jungles, we made sure rare Siamese crocodiles would have enough...

For nine hours, my colleague Michael Shackleton and I held onto our scooters for dear life while being slapped in the face by spiked jungle plants in the mountains of Cambodia. We only disembarked either to help push a scooter up a slippery jungle path or to stop it from sliding down one.

Cambodia: The School Built from Waste

The Coconut School in Cambodia uses discarded packaging to build facilities for schoolchildren. In a poor country where ecological issues are not high on the agenda, the staff work tirelessly to give children an education and an awareness of green issues.

The world needs a global system to detect and halt the spread of emerging...

More than 20 percent of the five staple crops that provide half the globe's caloric intake are lost to pests each year.

Norway funded Cambodia’s project on biodiversity

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) funded the project launched by Cambodia’s National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD) with the technical assistance from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Prey Lang group receives award

The Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) has received the prestigious 2019 Energy Globe Award, a group representative said on Monday. The awards are known as “Nature’s Nobel Prize”.

Local Cambodian Patrols Seek to End Illegal Logging

According to Forest News, Cambodia loses about 208,000 hectares of forest every year from logging. Now some local residents who rely on the forest to make their living are fighting back and asking for help.

Reducing risk, reaping resilience: Furnishing Cambodia’s farmers with the knowledge to adapt to climate...

For thousands of years, Cambodian farmers have tilled their lands according to the rhythms of the annual monsoon. Now, as the region faces changing rainfall driven by the onset of global climate change, the Southeast nation is taking action to prepare and adapt.

Deforestation warming Cambodia, activists say

But government disagrees, says global warming is something happening in other countries.

Predictive AI is the newest weapon in the battle to protect endangered animals

Sothear Chheng has one of the toughest jobs anywhere.

Tackling plastic pollution for communities and coral reefs in coastal Cambodia

Take a moment to imagine yourself on a sun-kissed beach on Koh Rong, watching the sea foam onto the white sand and hearing the gentle rustle of tropical rainforest behind you.

Cambodia’s islands are under threat. This woman is trying to save them.

A culture of environmental care doesn’t always emerge organically. On the Cambodian island of Koh Sdach, one woman has taken it upon herself to plant the seeds of environmental stewardship.

As Cambodia swelters, climate-change suspicion falls on deforestation

Cambodia has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world, with key drivers including demand for timber products, land-use conversion, and urbanization.

Will the Mekong Delta sink by 2100?

The Mekong Delta loses 300 hectares of land each year because of river and coastline erosion, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

Community-based groups key to natural resource protection

The Non-Timber Forest Products-Exchange Programme for Cambodia (NTFP-EP Cambodia) considers non-timber forest product (NTFP) groups and associations the key to encouraging social and environmental protection in Cambodia, said an NTFP-EP Cambodia press release.

Non-timber forest producers contribute to social, environmental protection in Cambodia: Conservationist groups

Non-timber forest producer groups and associations represented important providers of social protection, while making a significant contribution to forest conservation and poverty eradication goals in Cambodia, conservationist groups said in a joint press release on Monday.

‘Vigilante Granddads’ from Northern Cambodia protect ancestral forests from loggers

A group of elderly villagers in northern Cambodia have formed a forest patrol to fend off illegal loggers and make up for what they consider government inaction on the issue.

Cambodia’s schools are the new frontline in the battle against climate change

Students in Cambodia experience climate change firsthand. For the second time in four years, school hours had to be reduced across the country, due to record heat waves in the dry season.

Cambodians arrested with Siamese rosewood in Thai forest

Five Cambodian men have been arrested for allegedly felling a protected Siam rosewood tree and chopping it into 34 short planks to smuggle out of a national park in Nakhon Ratchasima.

Seized ivory to be displayed

The Ministry of Environment is looking at places to display seized elephant ivory and other illegal exotic items to highlight the “brutality” of people, despite international conservation organisation Wildlife Alliance calling for them to be destroyed.

Youths to Hold Story-Telling Event on ‘Wonders of the Mekong’

Dozens of Cambodian youths are coming together to raise public awareness about the environmental threats facing the life-giving river.

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Police conduct raid on Orchid massage parlour

Thirty-seven people, including three minors, were detained after Phnom Penh Municipal Police and the Department of Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection raided the Orchid massage parlour in Sen Sok district’s Phnom Penh Thmey commune on Monday.