Saturday, August 8, 2020

Environment

Genetic testing enables safe release of Siamese crocodiles in Cambodia

For the past three years, the WildGenes programme at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has been working with Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) to develop the first conservation genetics laboratory in Cambodia.

Official Order to End Illegal Logging Deemed ‘Show’ by Cambodian Activists

They say the authorities are complicit in rampant logging and encroachment.

Cambodia: Falling water levels affecting fish population

The Fisheries Administration of Cambodia has voiced concern over declining fish population caused by the decrease in water levels at lakes and rivers in the country, according to local media.

100 rare turtle hatchlings released into Cambodia’s wild: conservationist

About 100 endangered Cantor's Giant Softshell Turtle hatchlings were released into their natural habitat along the Mekong River in eastern Cambodia's Kratie province on Friday, a conservationist said on Saturday.

Action needed now to reduce Phnom Penh’s floods

Climate change, rapid development and poor planning have all contributed to the flooding problem.

China pressed on Mekong dams after record low water levels

China was pressed on Tuesday (Jun 16) to show more transparency over its dam operations on the Mekong River, months after downstream water levels hit record lows and threatened millions of livelihoods.

Saving Indochina’s Wilderness

A conversation with environmentalist Marcus Hardtke.

Vietnamese agribusiness firm HAGL accused of clearing indigenous land in Cambodia

HAGL, a publicly listed Vietnamese agribusiness giant, is at the center of allegations it illegally cleared land in Cambodia that was earmarked for local indigenous communities.
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A look into the lives of Cambodia’s gentle giants (video)

For generations, elephants have been inextricably tied to the lands of Mondulkiri in Cambodia.

Water transfers hope to rescue treasured Siem Reap catfish in Cambodia

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) and the Prasat Bakong district authority in Siem Reap province are transporting water to the Prasat Bakong pond to save a group of catfish, a big tourist attraction in Cambodia, after 12 of them recently died due to a water shortage.

Coral comeback? Signs of recovery for Cambodia’s first marine protected area

2020 marks four years since Cambodia’s government took a crucial step towards protecting the country’s coral reefs, seagrass and coastal fisheries by establishing its first marine protected area (MPA) in the picturesque Koh Rong Archipelago.

After ivory trade crackdown, Chinese buyers find new black market in Cambodia

China’s ban in 2017 caused a fall in demand but elsewhere in Asia countries with weak policing draw new traders and tactics, say animal activists.

Stop the wildlife trade: Illegal ivory trafficking shifts to Cambodia after crackdown in China

Networks are resurfacing in countries with less law enforcement to tackle wildlife crime, investigators found.

Survey Backs Calls to End Illegal Wildlife Markets

Illegal wildlife markets could be consigned to the dustbins of history within five years amid a public outcry over their capacity to spread disease, and a widespread belief that the trade at least contributed to the coronavirus pandemic.

Vietnamese rubber giant razes indigenous lands as Cambodian government grapples with legacy land issues

While indigenous communities in Cambodia stayed home to stem the Covid-19 outbreak, a Vietnamese rubber firm bulldozed their land. Experts say disputes arising from Cambodia's complicated land management system will be difficult to resolve.

Thai Activists Raise Alarm over New Proposed Lao Mekong Dam

Thai activists and organizations have raised alarm bells following last month’s announcement that the Mekong River Commission will begin its prior consultation process on the Sanakham hydropower plant, a new Mekong River dam project in northern Laos.

World Environment Day: Ecologists risk arrest in Cambodia

About twenty "Mother Nature" activists organized a bike ride from the island of Koh Kong to Phnom Penh. The goal was to deliver a petition to Prime Minister Hun Sen. The police stopped them, seized the bycyles and T- shirts with their logo. For the authorities, the march risked creating a Covid-19 outbreak.

By Bikes, Feet and Taxis, Activists Call for Marine Protected Area

Activists traveling from Koh Kong — first by bicycle, then by foot — aim to complete their protest journey calling for a new protected area by taxi after authorities stopped them in their tracks on Thursday for the second time while en route to Phnom Penh.

Police seize bicycles from environmental campaigners

Authorities in Koh Kong province on Wednesday briefly stopped environmental activists as they were cycling from Koh Kong to Phnom Penh in a campaign to have Koh Kong Krao island designated as a protected area.

Koh Kong Police Block Mother Nature Environmental Campaign

Eighteen environmental activists from the Mother Nature Movement were prevented from completing a bicycle campaign to highlight environmental concerns at a protected Koh Kong Krav island in Koh Kong province.

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The art of the brew: The story behind Cambodia’s first nanobrewery

Flowers Nanobrewery isn’t trying to break the Angkor monopoly on the Cambodian beer market, but the one-man, Japanese-run nanobrewery in Kampot is trying to preserve its distinct craft beer creations and identity.