Land and Environment
Residents affected by a new airport development project met with a Kandal district governor on March 28, 2022.

Bulldozers Hit Airport Protesters’ Farms as Senate Steps In

The Senate has urged action from Kandal authorities after receiving a complaint that the powerful developers of Phnom Penh’s new international airport are “bulldozing and encroaching land illegally without paying compensation to owners of the land.”

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Forest-Patrol Monks Warn of Increased Wildlife Poaching This Year

Patrollers in an Oddar Meanchey community forest say they’re witnessing an increased rate of wild cattle and deer deaths in the first months of this year, compared to last year, with one patroller attributing the rise in poaching to out-of-work people and poor law enforcement.

Security personnel are briefed before they begin a campaign to crackdown on illegal fishing on March 25, 2022. (Kampong Chhnang Provincial Administration)

Hun Sen Chastises Tonle Sap Governors for Failing to Act

Authorities responsible for the Tonle Sap lake again held an “emergency meeting” then fanned out across the country’s largest lake after Prime Minister Hun Sen said they had failed to curb illegal fishing.

A worker cleans Bak Touk Keo canal in Russei Keo district’s Toul Sangke I commune on March 23, 2022. (Roun Ry/VOD)

Another Trash-Clogged Canal in Phnom Penh Begins Cleanup

Workers waded through Russei Keo’s trash-clogged Bak Touk Keo canal Wednesday morning as the district began a cleanup. It’s the third district seen to be cleaning up sewage systems since environmentalists petitioned officials earlier this month over trash pollution in the city.