Forest protection

Protected areas

Ministry says Asian elephants face threat

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra said the Asian elephant is being severely threatened in world sanctuaries. In Cambodia, eight elephants have recently died in wildlife sanctuaries. Pheaktra said Asian elephants are listed as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

My Son Sanctuary landscape protection zone established

A landscape protection zone for the My Son Sanctuary, a world cultural heritage site in the central province of Quang Nam, has been set up to preserve both historical and cultural relics and biodiversity there. It covers more than 1,160ha of land, including over 1,100ha of natural forests, in Duy Phu ...

Census reveals population of critically endangered river dolphins in Cambodia stable in last 4 years

The population of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River in Cambodia has been stable in the last four years, according to a new census report released on Thursday. The census was conducted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Fisheries Administration of Cambodia. The ...

Research has helped underpin the formation of a nature reserve in Vietnam

Research by the University of Leeds and Utrecht University has helped secure the highest government protection for internationally-important Vietnamese forests. Over the past five years, conservation organization Viet Nature, and its partners World Land Trust, IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands (IUCN NL), Birdlife International ...

Maartje Kouwen, Utrecht University

Environment ministry looks into illegal posts in M’kiri sanctuary

The Ministry of Environment is investigating a group that erected more than 50 stone and wooden posts and built fences on State land in the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province. Its spokesman Neth Pheaktra said he recently inspected the activities while leading a delegation ...

Voun Dara

Alcohol banned at national parks after complaints of trash and drunk tourists

Alcohol is now banned at national parks after tourists allegedly got drunk at a waterfall and others left a load of trash by their campsite. The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has updated other park rules to make sure parks are kept ...

Caitlin Ashworth

Elephant shot dead, head ripped off ‘for ivory’ at Narathiwat national park

Sipo Waterfall National Park officials believe a carcass of a headless elephant that was found in the park in Narathiwat was the ghastly work of ivory traders. On September 14, park officials were notified of the appalling incident by the Ban Chue Ko village headman in ...

Salween Peace Park: for all living things

The Karen People have lived in our forest home for 2,758 years according to our calendar. Our lands and waters play many important roles in everyday life and in our future prosperity. They are core to the subsistence practices of our communities. Karen territories boast fertile soil, ...

Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN)

Bang Lang Stork Garden – largest bird sanctuary in Mekong Delta

As one of the largest bird sanctuaries in the Mekong Delta, Bang Lang Stork Garden is an ecotourism destination that should not be missed when having the opportunity to visit Mekong delta province of Can Tho. Located in Thoi Thuan Hamlet, Thuan An Ward, in the ...

Under cover of COVID-19, loggers plunder Cambodian wildlife sanctuary

Nestled in the far reaches of eastern Cambodia lies Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the nation’s most vital areas of protected forest and a haven for rare wildlife. Yet right now, it’s also seeing frequent visits from well-documented human predators. Exploitative agricultural companies and illegal ...

CHRIS HUMPHREY

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