Environment and natural resources

How Vietnam’s Rice-First Policy Weakened the Mekong Delta Against Climate Change

Citizens and government officials resorted to drastic measures this year to prepare for the annual dry season in Vietnam’s Mekong delta. As debate rages over the causes of and solutions to the drought, the government is building large reservoirs to deal with the increasingly dry delta. ...

Michael Tatarski

Ministry of Water Resources issues warning of rising Mekong River levels, caused by Typhoon CEMPAKA

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has warned that the Mekong River will rise in the next three to four days, which could cause flooding in the lower Mekong Delta. Affected areas will be: Stung Treng, Kratie, Kampong Cham and other provinces. The rise of ...

Chinese Embassy in Cambodia refutes false report by Reuters on Mekong River data 'hacking'

The Chinese Embassy in Cambodia on Thursday refuted a false report published by Reuters, which claimed that Chinese hackers “stole Mekong [River] data from Cambodia.” The Reuters report, also published on Thursday, quoted the US Justice Department and two anonymous sources as saying that Chinese hackers ...

Global Times

Chinese hackers stole Mekong data from Cambodian foreign ministry - sources

Buried in a long U.S. indictment accusing China of a global cyberespionage campaign was a curious detail: Among the governments targeted by Chinese hackers was Cambodia, one of Beijing’s most loyal Asian allies. The target of the hack, which two sources with knowledge of the indictment ...

Prak Chan ThulJames Pearson

Ramsar designation planned for Boeung Prek Lapouv area

The Boeung Prek Lapouv Protected Landscape Area in Takeo province – renowned as a habitat for many species of rare water and migratory birds – is set to be designated a Ramsar site, or a wetland of international importance. Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra said ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

How Asean’s Covid-19 recovery measures are missing opportunities for a green future

More than a year after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a public health emergency, the – a region with a combined GDP of US$9.34 trillion and a population of more than 650 million – has not recovered from the global economic tumult ...

Melinda Martinus and Sharon Seah

Ca Mau province acts to better protect environment in aquaculture

The southernmost province of Ca Mau currently has more than 300,000 ha of aquaculture area, including over 158,000 ha of extensive shrimp farming and nearly 8,600 ha of intensive shrimp farming. However, experts said that if local farmers fail to adopt strict environmental protection measures in aquaculture, it ...

VNA

MOE ignores ‘twisted’ CYNA report on high forest crimes

The Ministry of Environment (MoE)  yesterday rejected the report of the Cambodian Youth Network Association (CYNA) and  Prey Lang Community Network that found high forest crimes in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. Forest activists in the Prey Lang community claimed 366 forest crimes in the Prey ...

Son Minea / Khmer Times

Guar herd caught on camera: ministry

A herd of gaurs with calves was spotted by an infrared-triggered camera trap at one of the Kingdom’s many wildlife sanctuaries, raising hopes among local and international biodiversity conservationists that the species can be saved from extinction, according to the Ministry of Environment on July ...

Mom Kunthear

Creeping deforestation is threatening alpine environments across Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia was once largely covered in dense rainforests, but intense forest clearing over the past decades has denuded much of the tropical region of its forest cover. On the island of Borneo, for instance, 5.9 million hectares of trees were lost between 2004 and 2017 to logging, ...

Daniel T Cross

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