Environment Ministry

More Than 60,000 Traps Removed From Protected Areas

Nearly 62,000 traps were removed from protected areas last year, up more than 18,000 from the year prior, the Environment Ministry said, as a conservationist estimated the total number of traps being set in the forests could be five times as high.

Cambodia Pledges Forest Protection, Coal Reduction at Open of COP26

The conference generally pitches wealthy, high-emitting and highly-industrialized nations against low-emitting and less-industrial countries, especially those in the Pacific Islands that first feel the strain of rising water levels and temperatures. 

A worker throws a bag of medical waste into an incinerator in Phnom Penh’s Dangkao district on May 24, 2021. (Gerald Flynn/VOD)

Covid-19 Waste Climbs to 100 Tons a Day Nationwide

The country is seeing 100 tons of solid waste produced daily from Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centers, with 50 incinerators in 21 provincial towns specially disposing of the trash, while a Phnom Penh medical waste manager said the capital was struggling to dispose of biohazardous trash.