New Protected Forests Test Overstretched Ministry

April 11, 2016 | Posted in: News

Few weeks ago the Environment Ministry announced that the Cambodian government wants to create nearly 1 million hectares of newly protected forests by the end of the year. This will add nearly a third more land to the portfolio of an agency already struggling to manage the 3.2 million hectares it has the obligation to protect already.

A number of environmental groups – among them Global Witness, a London-based environmental protection group – are sceptical about the abilities of the Ministry to carry out the plan.

Read more in The Cambodian Daily