The Cambodian National Bird is Losing Habitat in Prey Lang

The continuous deforestation of the Prey Lang forest, does not only have massive effects on the people living in the local communities in and around the forest. Also, some of the wildlife species are endangered by the loss of dense forest area. One of the rarest birds in the world, the Giant Ibis, the national … Read More

Indigenous Groups to Play Leadership Role in Forest Protection

The 17th of November 2017, both marked the ending of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP23, as well as a fresh start for the indigenous groups worldwide. For the first time ever, COP23 talks led to an official acknowledgement of indigenous groups, for their important role in protecting forests and fighting climate change. This … Read More

Climate Changes in Kampong Thom Province

The following interview with Mr. Minh Ny concerns the local effects of climate change in his community in Sandan district, Kampong Thom Province. Where do you see climate changes in your local community? I see climate changes in the whole area. Especially the district of Sandan suffers greatly from these changes, now more than ever … Read More

COP23: A Voice From Cambodia

Cambodia hopes for higher ambitions from developed countries, and pledges for more cooperation between developed and developing countries during the climate summit COP23 this week. Representatives from The NGO Forum on Cambodia have travelled to Bonn, Germany to attend the annual meeting which is held from 6 to 17 November under the Presidency of Fiji. … Read More

Global Lack of Protein Could Kill 150 Million by 2050

New research shows that the rise of CO2 in the atmosphere causes a rise of sugar levels in our foods – this makes other nutrients such as minerals, vitamins and protein drop. The research measured nutrients in fruits and vegetables over the past 70 years, and found a significant decline of minerals, vitamins and proteins … Read More

Phorn Sopheak on Local Climate Changes

In this video PLCN member Phorn Sopheak and her husband talk about how climate change affects their village A Chen in Kratie, close to Prey Lang. Sopheak and her husband work in the ricefields everyday, but climate change is causing long periods of drought which makes it hard to grow rice. Sopheak states how cutting … Read More

Local Climate Changes: Kratie Province

In the coming month we will focus on how people in the communities in and around Prey Lang are affected by climate change. We do this, as we are approaching the climate summit COP23 in Bonn, Germany, taking place in November 2017. The following interview with Mr. Song Svay concerns the local effects of climate … Read More

PLCN Member Injured by Boar

Every week PLCN members put their lives at risk to save the forest, while patrolling in Prey Lang. Last week 27-year old PLCN member Roeung Run was attacked and severely injured by a wild boar while patrolling a community forest in Kratie’s Sambor district. Another PLCN member states to the Phnom Penh Post how the … Read More

PLCN: Fewer Recordings of Illegal Logging in Prey Lang

New data from the Prey Lang Community Network suggests that there might be fewer illegal logging activities in Prey Lang. From August 2016 to February 2017, PLCN recorded 65 percent less illegal activities in Prey Lang, than in the same period last year. However, illegal logging activities in Prey Lang have not completely ceased: PLCN … Read More

No Feedback on Environmental Code, Says Ministry

“They never gave any comment to us so far”. This statement was made by the Minister of Environment, Say Samal, last week in a speech held at a forum on natural resources. In the speech, he addressed the supposed lack of interests from civil society groups regarding the draft of the new environmental code, that … Read More

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