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Forest activists answer complaint in court

Eight members of the Prey Lang forest community network, summonsed to the Kampong Thom provincial court yesterday to answer a 2011 complaint, rejected its accusation that they had caused intentional damage by uprooting cassava plants belonging to Ol Ratha and maintained they had acted only ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013031561954/National/forest-activists-answer-complaint-in-court.html

Chinese Firms Foresee Industrial Hub in Preah Vihear

Preah Vihear province – The residents of this sleepy district, on the edge of the Boeng Per Wildlife Sanctuary, grow rice, cassava and cashew nuts. But in a few short years, Chinese investors envisage that Rovieng will be rapidly transformed into an industrial town. ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/selected-features/chinese-firms-foresee-industrial-hub-in-preah-vihear-14132/

Activists Tie Saffron Robes to Trees to Protect Forest

More than 400 activists fighting the destruction of the Prey Lang forest held a ceremony yesterday in which they tied Buddhist monk’s robes around the trunks of trees – a gesture of protection – to stop them from being cut down. Six monks and villagers from ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/

Prey Lang activists halted on road

More than 300 activists from Kampong Thom province’s Prey Lang Community Network were stopped by district police yesterday as they were marching from the Vietnamese-owned CRCK Company to deliver a lawsuit in Sandan district calling for the postponement of alleged forest clearing and the “invasion” ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013021461350/National/prey-lang-activists-halted-on-road.html

Forest activists, firm facing off once again

The Prey Lang Community Network yesterday delivered a letter to authorities in Kampong Thom province’s Sandan district calling for the postponement of a Vietnamese concessionaire’s forest clearing and notifying authorities of their intention to deliver a lawsuit to the provincial hall tomorrow, network activists said. According ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013021261309/National/forest-activists-firm-facing-off-once-again.html

Battambang Officials Halt Clearing of Community Forest - Again

Forestry Administrative officials in Battambang province have again halted logging and clearing inside a community forest and are attempting to prevent student volunteers deployed by the Ministry of Land Management from demarcating land in already cleared areas, local officials said last week. ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Villagers Accuse Police Chief of Illegal Logging

Villagers in the Prey Lang forest in Kompong Thom province have filed the complaint with the provincial court and the Forestry Administration accusing a commune police chief of involvement in logging high-grade timber, officials and villagers said yesterday. The complaint, thumbprinted by 210 people, alleges that ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Protected forest reclassified as private land

The entirety of three protected forests are now classified as private land, an investigation from rights group Adhoc has found, along with tens of thousands of additional hectares of what has once been state public land In three cases, Adhoc’s findings show that entire protected forests ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110159519/National-news/protected-forest-reclassified-as-private-land.html

Hunters and Hunted

Unable to effectively police the Cardamoms alone, the Cambodian government partners itself with several international NGOs. The forests directly north of Highway 48 arc patrolled with the help of Wildlife Alliance. Beginning in 2002 with two ranger stations, Wildlife Alliance now operates six outposts in the ...

'Threats' follow Prey Lang patrol

The Prey Lang community patrol network faced threats from illegal loggers after reporting the loggers’ names to authorities, along with the discovery of more than 120 cubic metres of illegally felled timber and seven chainsaws, a patrol representative said yesterday. Chheang Vuthy, a community representative from Kampong ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092058818/National-news/illegal-loggers-threaten-prey-lang-patrol.html

Villager efforts reveal illegal timber activities

Villagers have found more than 100 cubic metres of timber and three chainsaws in Prey Lang forest during a six-day patrol for illegal logging, community officials said yesterday. Scouring the forest on motorcycles and on foot, more than 300 villagers from four provinces found 100 cubic ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091858763/National-news/villagers-reveal-illegal-logging.html

Forest activists name names

Villagers who claim their patrols last week uncovered criminal activity in Prey Lang forest presented the government yesterday with a list of 15 people they say are illegally logging in the area. Reoun Sopheap, a representative of about 100 villagers from Kampong Thom province’s Sandan district, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082358237/National-news/forest-activists-reveal-names.html

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