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‘A disgrace’: Luxury housing plans threaten Cambodia’s Bokor National Park

Bokor National Park, also known as Preah Monivong Bokor National Park, sits on the southern coast of Cambodia and is a refuge for many threatened plants and animals, as well as a popular tourist site.

Animal rights activists angry as over 1,000 macaques imported from Cambodia in 2020 for...

Animal rights activists are up in arms after Canadian companies last year bought 1,000 monkeys for the purpose of scientific experimentation from Cambodian suppliers, saying our nation should not be supporting potentially notoriously inhumane breeders.

Forest defenders under fire in Cambodia

Authorities in charge of protecting the massive Prey Lang forest in Northern Cambodia are intent on harassing environmental activists rather than nabbing illegal loggers.

How Early Megacities Emerged From the Jungles of Cambodia

And how instability, climate, and neglect drove their slow collapse.

Population of rare river birds in Cambodia doubles in 5 years

The population of River Terns in Cambodia has doubled in the past five years, raising hope for the species' conservation, said a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) press statement on Thursday (Feb 11).

Cambodia releases activists detained over illegal logging protest

Global Witness says Prey Lang forest, home to endangered plants and animals, lost nearly a tenth of its trees in past two decades and illegal logging has escalated during the pandemic.

Two power plants planned for sale of electricity to Cambodia

Construction of two coal-fired power plants will begin at the end of this year in Xekong province in the southeast of Laos, according to a senior government official on Tuesday.

Cambodian environmental activists reportedly arrested

Kratie provincial environment officers have reportedly arrested prominent environmental activist Ouch Leng along with Heng Sros, Men Math, Heng Run and Choup Cheang.

10 rare Royal Turtles released into natural habitat in Cambodia

Ten of Cambodia's nearly-extinct Royal Turtles were released on Thursday into their natural habitat in the Sre Ambel River in southwest Preah Sihanouk province, a conservationist group said.

Cambodia’s Tonle Sap lake threatened by climate change (video)

As one of the biggest inland fisheries in the world, Cambodia's Tonle Sap has sustained generations of fishermen. But a combination of natural and man-made changes are impacting livelihoods, forcing the fishermen to seek new ways to make ends meet.

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.


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