US to help train forest rangers

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The meeting between representatives from the United States and Environment Minister Say Samal last week. US Embassy

The United States will cooperate with Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment in training forest rangers. Environment Minister Say Samal and representatives of the US discussed the plan in the last days of April.

The US Embassy’s Facebook post from Friday, May 4, declares that the Cambodian ministry has agreed to work with the US Department of State and the US Forest Service to initiate a program to train forest rangers in the Kingdom.

“The Ministry of Environment will develop and implement the training program over the long-term, while the US Forest Service will provide technical assistance in developing a standardized training program,” read the post.

The US assistance will include developing a training plan and providing training material, providing train-the-trainer activities, and fund at least one pilot session of the new standardized ranger training program.

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