The Ministry of Interior announced the creation of the Lover Environment and Society Association in a July 9 announcement.
The president of the new association, Chum Huot, said he wanted to raise awareness of human rights and protect Cambodia’s environment.
The association, which is an NGO dedicated to protecting Cambodia’s environment –including its rivers, lakes, coastline and forests – will be headquartered in Kampong Speu province.
“The vision is to create a society that values the environment … a society in which every citizen is involved in conserving wildlife, forests, natural resources and social justice,” Huot said.
He said one of the reasons the association was created was to ensure that all of his conservation efforts are legal and in line with government guidelines.