Saturday, February 22, 2020

Environment

Cambodian forest shrinks to only 47pct in last 40 over years

Cambodia's forest cover was over 73 per cent in 1975 but it has shrunk to only about 47 per cent last year.

Officials to meet on Mekong crisis as fishing communities suffer

Mekong River Commission will meet in Phnom Penh as dams and drought take toll on the once-mighty waterway.

Indigenous Communities Want More Transparency Around Mining Projects

Indigenous community representatives told a forum on extractive industries on Friday that they were concerned about the effects mining projects in their areas could have on their health and livelihoods, and asked that they be better informed by companies and the government.

Two People Sent to Jail in Cambodia for Illegally Possessing Body Parts of Protected...

Two people in Cambodia have been sentenced to 26 months in jail each for possessing body parts of protected wild animals.

Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam to face severe drought

A severe drought is expected to hit Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam from now until January, threatening agricultural production in these countries.

UNDP says sustaining natural resources vital for Cambodia’s progress

Cambodia's rapid development over the past 30 years has led it to rank in the top 10 globally, and second in Asia and the Pacific, on the "rate of improvement" in the Human Development Index, said a new report released here by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday.

Illegal logging persists in Cambodia’s Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary: Report

Cambodia’s Prey Lang forest was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 2016, but illegal land clearing within the protected area continues, a new report has found.

Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam may face severe drought

Severe to extreme drought is expected to hit the four lower Mekong River Basin countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam from now until January, threatening agricultural production, experts warned Tuesday.

Homegrown heroes

Cambodia has long looked to international donors to fund its social development. We speak to three local Cambodians fighting to promote education and environmental awareness among the Kingdom's young generation on their own terms.

Cambodia to ban import, production of single-use plastic products

Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment plans to issue a circular banning the import and production of single-use plastic products as part of efforts to reduce plastic waste pollution in the country.

Six provinces in Cambodia badly hit by floods

SIX provinces in Cambodia were badly hit by floods affecting more than 5,000 families, 3,000 ha of paddy fields, property, roads and schools.

The Lake That Feeds The Mekong Basin Is Facing A Shortage Of Fish

In the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, where the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers meet, workers are putting the final touches on the grandstand for Bon Om Touk, the annual water festival which begins this weekend.

Wind energy in Cambodia: deal for first wind farm with 10 wind turbines

The government and French-owned The Blue Circle (Cambodia) Co Ltd will soon sign an agreement to build a wind farm in Kampot province – the first of its kind in the Kingdom.

Kratie officials welcome 11th dolphin calf found in the province this year

Dolphin conservation officials said that a newly born calf was found among a pod of seven dolphins in Prek Kam Pi Resort area in Kam Pi village, Sambok commune, Chitr Borei district, in Kratie province.

Looking on the bright side: How solar can shore up Cambodia’s energy needs

When it comes to quick, clean and scalable solutions to Cambodia’s energy dreams, a recent surge in investment in solar power is promising a pathway to prosperity.

Cambodia sees success in conserving rare Mekong river dolphins: conservationist group

Cambodia has seen success in conserving the Mekong's critically endangered river dolphins, said a World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-Cambodia's statement on Thursday.

Cambodia on track to tackle chemicals and waste

A lush tropical nation of some 15.3 million inhabitants, Cambodia is one of the most biodiverse countries in Southeast Asia.

Laos Urged to Cancel Latest Dam for Mainstream Mekong

Having approved the dam, Laos will listen to feedback on its plans for the next six months; critics say it won't make a difference.

Cambodia Solar Energy Profile

Cambodia Reaches a Climate Change, Clean Energy and Sustainable Development Tipping Point.

Activists in Cambodia March Against Polluting Casino

They’re demanding the demolition of a shuttered Chinese-owned casino accused of polluting a Sihanoukville beach.

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Online Clothes Seller Charged for Pornography

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday charged an online clothes seller for pornography and indecent exposure over photos posted to her Facebook page in which the woman is wearing what authorities have deemed suggestive attire.