Ven Saluth said the community has come across over 100 cases of illegal logging and animal traps this year, noting that some of the equipment used were creative, in which hunters would use a type of fishing trap to catch wild animals that are coming down to the lake.
Their expected output would total up to 7,940 MW or 33% of their installed capacity (23,594 MW). This is a large scale upgrade since currently coal is just 2%.
Covering 360 square kilometers of the heavily forested Botum Sakor National Park, Dara Sakor was conceived as a tourism hub in 2008.
Piles of industrial and electronic waste dumped in protected forest in the eastern province of Sa Kaew were cleared on Wednesday, making way for the Pollution Control Department to soon move in to check whether toxic residues would endanger the health of local residents.
Vietnam throws away about 1.8 million tonnes of plastic every year, standing 17th among 109 countries in terms of plastic waste volume released.
Cambodia announced that it will send 1,600 tonnes of plastic waste back to the U.S. and Canada.
Understanding how plastic flows along the Mekong into the ocean is key to reducing its impacts.
Unsustainable agriculture, rising sea levels, construction of dams on the Mekong and increased soil and water salinisation are also concerns.