Oknha Try Pheap, the Director of the Try Pheap Group of companies is a prominent and powerful Cambodian tycoon. (Courtesy photo: Globalwitness.org)
The report also shows that local communities play a role, working in illegal logging due to a lack of other jobs.
Cambodia has a high degree of solar radiation, making the country a good place for the renewable energy source, a report from the Asian Development Bank says.
Koh Kong provincial police on Friday raided the headquarters of Mother Nature Cambodia, three activists of which the courts have detained for leading a campaign against sand dredging.
The Koh Kong provincial government stated that 10 youths from Mother Nature have taken part in activities to encourage people to protest against sand dredging in their communities.
The activists are being charged with acts of “intimidation” and face up to two years in prison, as well as fines.
Authorities at Angkor Wat say they will monitor the couple closely and have worked hard to ensure that no hunters will poach in the area.
Gathering of IUCN in Bangkok warns that unless countries in region can work together to better protect shrinking ecosystems, scores of plants and animals will face extinction.
Cambodia's wild bears are under unprecedented pressure. Their native forests are being cut down at record rates, and China's huge demand for traditional medicine has made them targets. VOA Khmer's Sreng Leakhena narrates.
Cambodia has failed to meet a number of UN Millennium Development Goals, which were set out years ago and aimed at halving global poverty.
Villagers in Koh Kong province are locked in a land dispute with a Chinese company as it tries to build a tourist hub worth billions of dollars.
The Phnom Tamao Wildlife Center holds more than 130 bears: moon bears, also known as Asiatic Black Bears, and smaller sun bears.
Development worker talks about his efforts to preserve ethnic minority cultures and sow the seeds for sustainable development in the mountainous province.
Since 2000, the Wildlife Conservation Society breeding program has successfully reared in captivity and released 146 of the rare creatures.
Cambodia’s wild bears are under unprecedented pressure. Their native forests are being cut down at record rates, and China's huge demand for traditional medicine has made them targets. But experts say Cambodia's conservation efforts are setting an example that has put it well ahead of its neighbors
Scientists say decades of economic development, hydropower-dam construction, lax law enforcement and trafficking have taken their toll.
The so-called White Building was designed and built in the 1960s, when Cambodia enjoyed an architectural renaissance, but in the years since, it has become run-down.
The exhibit called "Consuming Passion", which opened June 25 at the Plantation Hotel, in Phnom Penh, contains a total of 20 paintings.
Critics of the dam, including downstream countries and many NGOs, say they want better environmental assessments of its potential impacts.
EU Ambassador Jean Francois Cautain said the Cambodian government should allow local communities to protect the last 2 million hectares of the country’s forest.
Thai media said last week officials there want to discussed stricter measures to crack down on the felling of rosewood timber along the border.
Gonzalez Davidson said he has been working outside Cambodia now to continue the campaign to save the valley, but he would also like to one day return to Cambodia.
Spanish outspoken environmentalist Alex Gonzalez has expressed his hope that some of those who visit Areng Valley will become activists to protect Cambodia’s remaining natural resources.
In latest of several environmental protests, farmers decry dredging that pollutes bay whose marine life their livelihoods depend on.
Villagers living in Pech Chreada say the road could ruin their livelihoods and are upset that they were not informed of the project.
Mondulkiri province, bordering Vietnam in northeastern Cambodia, is known these days as a good place to trek.
Mondulkiri province, in northeastern Cambodia, is known these days as a good place to trek, where wildlife and waterfalls make for good scenery, amid forested mountains of red clay, and where indigenous hill tribes still live a traditional way of life.
Mondulkiri province is known as a good place to trek, where wildlife and waterfalls make for good scenery, amid forested mountains of red clay, and where indigenous hill tribes still live a traditional way of life.
At least seven different indigenous groups in Ratanakiri depend mainly on forest products for their survival, say they face loss of their land, traditional way of life.
Prime Minister Hun Sen says issue should be solved only by nations directly affected by the disputes - as Philippines, Vietnam seek multi-lateral approach.
Catch shares set a maximum amount of fish that can be caught in a region, then divide the allowed catch among fishermen.
Indigenous communities in Ratanakiri province say the government’s economic land concession policy is taking away their land and traditional way of life.
Air quality is a problem every year caused by excessive field-burning in the region during the dry season - though this year’s smoke arrived early.
Video by former state media investigative journalist about smog’s health impact comes days before country hosts top level meetings in Beijing.
Alex Gonzalez-Davidson says he holds little hope the government will refrain from building a hydroelectric dam in the Areng Valley of Koh Kong province.
The book, Transitioning Cambodia, is ‘a historical documentation’ of contemporary change in Cambodia. Photographer Nicholas Axelrod is a founding member of Ruom, a visual journalist collective in Cambodia.
Pollution from fires in nearby countries raise question: What rights does a nation have when other countries make decisions that harm it?
Laos wants dam for economic development, but fishermen, civil society groups, communities in countries all along Mekong River oppose project.
A Lao dam project on a section of the Mekong River is drawing opposition from local fishermen, international environmental groups and neighboring countries. VOA's Say Mony visited the region to investigate the concerns.
Alex Gonzalez-Davidson has been requested to leave by Cambodian authorities, who have seized his passport and say they will not renew his visa, which expires Friday