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Think Biotech director Lu refutes activists’ illegal logging reports

Think Biotech (Cambodia) Co Ltd director Lu Chu Chang has dismissed as slanderous, reports by forest and environmental activists that the company is connected to illegal logging. The reports claimed Think Biotech was involved in the illegal logging of forests in the Prey Lang Wildlife ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/think-biotech-director-lu-refutes-activists-illegal-logging-reports

Apsara Authority moves elephants out of Angkor area

The Apsara Authority and Elephant Management Association has started transferring elephants in the Angkor area to Bos Thom community forest in Siem Reap province’s Sout Nikom district in a bid to stop the animals from being used to ferry tourists around.​ ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50660036/apsara-authority-moves-elephants-out-of-angkor-area/

Siem Reap orders halt to state land grabs

The Siem Reap provincial administration has ordered its relevant authorities to take legal measures against anyone illegally clearing and grabbing wetland, community land or natural protected areas. It also urged them to immediately stop issuing ownership letters and documents for such land. The announcement, obtained ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-orders-halt-state-land-grabs

Banteng found dead in Oddar Meanchey

Environment rangers in Oddar Meanchey province on Friday found an endangered male banteng dead inside a conservation area in Sorng Rukhavon community forest and suspect poaching is to blame. Venerable Bun Saluth, Sorng Rukhavon Community head, yesterday said a male banteng was found dead inside the ...

Ly Livsier
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50632591/banteng-found-dead-in-oddar-meanchey/

Complaint filed against sawmill boss

A forest protection community in Pech Chreada district’s Bou Sra commune in Mondulkiri province submitted a formal complaint on Tuesday against Saroeun Mab, the owner of four illegal sawmills who allegedly threatened three activists after they had taken photographs of suspected illegal logging in the ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/complaint-filed-against-sawmill-boss

Mondulkiri forest community claim they received death threats from sawmill boss

Three community activists from Bou Sra commune in Mondulkiri province’s Pech Chreada district have claimed that they received death threats from the owner of four sawmills after they took photographs of alleged illegal logging from the community forest. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-forest-community-claim-they-received-death-threats-sawmill-boss

Group tackles forestry crimes

Five new chainsaws and six makeshift tractors were impounded by the Prey Preah Roka Forest Community Network (PPRFCN) and rangers during a three-day forest patrol from June 7-9 in Preah Vihear province. Sun Pov, a PPRFCN representative who also participated in the forest protection campaign, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/group-tackles-forestry-crimes

Authorities accused of ignoring logging

Bunong indigenous residents in Dak Dam commune in Mondulkiri province’s O’Raing district have accused the authorities of ignoring the clearing of community forest land at Chrey Thom waterfall resort and a local cemetery despite repeated complaints since 2017. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-accused-ignoring-logging

Mondulkiri official ‘behind land clearing’

Dak Dam commune forestry community activists in Mondulkiri province’s O’Raing district on Sunday claimed that a deputy district governor was behind the recent clearing of their land. Toeuy Chren, head of the forest community based in Pou Treng village, told The Post on Sunday that ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-official-behind-land-clearing

Army accused of clearing land

Membes of Battambang province’s forest community and relevant authorities on Tuesday claimed that over 100ha of forest land in Samlot Protected Area have been illegally cleared by wealthy citizens and armed forces in order to place it under their ownership. Samlot community representative Yat Neang, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/army-accused-clearing-land

Poor migrants caught clearing forest

The Poutil ethnic community members from Busra commune in Mondulkiri province’s Pichreada district handed two men to district police for further action on Thursday, after they allegedly cleared many hectares of forest in their community. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/poor-migrants-caught-clearing-forest

Officials in on illegal timber to VN, claim forest guardians

Forest activists in Ratanakkiri province’s O’yadav district said on Thursday that a group of Cambodian and Vietnamese traders are colluding with officials and transporting timber from their community forest to Vietnam after they had illegally felled trees there early this month. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-illegal-timber-vn-claim-forest-guardians

Oddar Meanchey animals threatened

All species of animals in the Sorng Rukhavoan Wildlife Sanctuary are facing danger no thanks to night hunters, despite concerted efforts to stop the crimes, say activists and environment officials. The 30,254-hectare sanctuary spans across the Sorng Rukhavorn and Rattanak Rokha community forests, as well ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oddar-meanchey-animals-threatened

Ethnic group claims forest being illegally cut

Villagers from the Tumpuon ethnic minority group in Keng San community forest are accusing the local authority and some community members of colluding with timber traders to illegally fell large trees and clear dozens of hectares of forest land in their community. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ethnic-group-claims-forest-being-illegally-cut

Activists claim logging rampant before polls

At least 66 resin trees in the Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province’s Tbeng Meanchey district, have been felled so far this month, according to environmental activists. They say deforestation continues to grow unabated, as authorities suspended or cut the number of ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-claim-logging-rampant-polls

Areng Valley community office dismantled

Chumnoab commune authorities in Koh Kong province have started to dismantle the Areng Valley community office despite appeals from the community to keep it. On March 21, Chumnoab commune officials advised the Areng Valley community to relocate their office because the land it was on ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50483296/areng-valley-community-office-dismantled/

Areng Valley residents push to save office

An Areng Valley representative on Monday visited the Chumnoab commune office in Koh Kong province to plead with authorities not to remove a community office that has been slated for demolition to make way for a new commune office. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50202042/areng-valley-residents-push-to-save-office/

Four villagers called to court over land dispute

A complaint filed at the Preah Vihear Provincial Court accuses four Kuoy ethnic villagers of goading some 70 others into confiscating tractors being used to clear community land by a subsidiary of the Chinese sugar company Rui Feng, which has been involved in a series ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/four-villagers-called-court-over-land-dispute

Areng community office forced to relocate

The Chumnoab commune authority in Koh Kong province’s Thmar Baing district yesterday ordered Areng Valley residents to move their community office to a new location to make way for its new office. According to a letter released yesterday by Chumnoab commune, commune officials asked Areng residents ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50115265/areng-community-office-forced-to-relocate/

Prey Lang Network cancels annual ceremony

The Prey Lang Community Network has cancelled an annual Buddhist ceremony it holds each year to commemorate forests, preserve indigenous identity and promote the potential of the Prey Lang forest, citing bad weather and fear of being harassed by authorities. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50115327/prey-lang-network-cancels-annual-ceremony/

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