Research links deforestation in Cambodia to stunting in kids, anemia in women

An analysis of public health data in Cambodia has found increased rates of malnutrition among children born in areas where deforestation had recently occurred.

Watch: 50 rare crocodiles released in Cambodia’s tropical Cardamom Mountains

Cambodian conservationists have released 50 captive-bred juvenile Siamese crocodiles at a remote site in Cambodia as part of an ongoing programme to save the species from extinction. Watch the incredible moment the tiny crocs are set free.

Japan sits at the forefront of climate resilient infrastructure in Southeast Asia

Eleven-year-old In Kao brushes up against tree branches from his perch atop a 2,000-liter tank as he fills it with unfiltered water from the Mekong River.

Cambodian official acquitted in trial that exposed monkey-laundering scheme

A U.S. court has acquitted a senior Cambodian official accused of involvement in smuggling wild-caught and endangered monkeys into the U.S. for biomedical research.

Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar unite to address burning season impact on public health and environment

The onset of the annual burning season in South-East Asia has prompted significant alarm over its detrimental effects on air quality and public health.

Watch: Astonishing ‘explosion of life’ coral spawning in Cambodia stuns scientists

Conservationists witness (and film) a synchronised mass coral reef spawning for the first time in Cambodian waters.

New report slams carbon offset project in Cambodia for violating Indigenous rights

Human Rights Watch alleges Indigenous peoples were thrown off their land in name of conservation.

‘It’s a lose-lose situation’: Carbon ‘offset’ project in Cambodia accused of human rights violations

In Cambodia, Human Rights Watch recently issued a report about violations against Indigenous people in a carbon offset program in the Cardamom mountains.

Impunity for Cambodia’s exotic pet owners as trade outpaces legislation

High-profile interventions by Cambodia’s former leader and weak legislation have allowed the illegal wildlife trade to persist largely in the open.

Recover Mekong’s forgotten fish

Why they're invaluable yet invisible — and what we can do to recover them.

Rare Mekong river dolphin found dead in Cambodia

A rare Mekong Irrawaddy dolphin was found dead after being entangled in a fisherman's illegal gillnet in northeast Cambodia, said a Fisheries Administration's statement to the media.

Cambodia’s Declining Fish Catch: Can the Tide Be Reversed?

Living in a floating village means embracing the rhythm of the ever-changing water. As I stroll through Kampong Khleang, flanked by wooden stilt houses lining sandy streets, I witness daily life unfolding. Alongside staircases, people prepare meals or run their little shops.

How Cambodia’s Chinese-backed Funan Techo Canal Risks Destabilizing the Lower Mekong Delta

In May 2023, the former prime minister of Cambodia – Hun Sen – led a cabinet meeting that gave the green light to the “Funan Techo Canal”, the first waterway system in Cambodia, which will connect Phnom Penh Autonomous Port to Kep Province of Cambodia.

In Cambodia, an official’s cashew factory churns out timber from a protected forest

A senior Cambodian official notorious for illegal logging appears to be carving out a vast swath of forest in what’s supposed to be a protected area in the country’s north.

Cambodia and Thailand to jointly tackle PM2.5 pollution on border

The Burapha Army Command and Sa Kaeo provincial administration have joined hands with Cambodian authorities in tackling PM2.5 air pollution on the border between Sa Kaeo province in Thailand’s eastern region and Cambodia Banteay Meanchey province.

Cambodia to install hundreds of wildlife cameras in an effort to restore its tiger population

Cambodia will begin installing hundreds of monitoring cameras and import four tigers from India as part of a plan to restore its tiger population, officials said Friday.

Thailand pushes talks with Cambodia over transboundary pollution

The Thai government is accelerating efforts to hold talks with its Cambodian counterpart to address transboundary air pollution.

Cambodia sea turtle nests spark hope amid coastal development & species decline

Conservationists in Cambodia have found nine sea turtle nests on a remote island off the country’s southwest coast, sparking hopes for the critically endangered hawksbill turtle and endangered green turtle.

The ‘burning prisons’ fuelled by fast fashion

Chantrea drags an electric fan the size of a large door into the airless chamber where she works every day.

Sanctioned timber baron wins new mining concessions in Cambodia’s Prey Lang

A freeze announced late last year on new mining operations in Cambodia’s Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary comes with a massive loophole that benefits one of the country’s highest-profile deforesters.