Forests and forestry

Forest protection

NGO urges closure of Kampong Speu logging roads

Environmental watchdog ACNCIPO director Chea Hean has requested the service of Kampong Speu provincial officials to help close logging roads in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary and the Central and Southern Cardamom National Parks. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-urges-closure-kampong-speu-logging-roads

A man detained for trapping wildlife

The provincial court of Mondulkiri province on Tuesday evening ordered police officers to temporarily detain a man in prison accused of “trapping wildlife” in Sre Pork Wildlife Sanctuary ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://bit.ly/2ULWhbW

Soldiers, residents trade blame over illegal logging in Mondulkiri

Indigenous people in Mondulkiri province plan to file a complaint with the provincial court against a military officer from the Army Base “K1” in O’Raing district’s Dak Dam commune, for clearing forest land for personal ownership within the Phnom Nam Lear Wildlife Sanctuary.​ ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/soldiers-residents-trade-blame-over-illegal-logging-mondulkiri

Eight charged over protected land encroachment

Stung Treng Provincial Court has jailed eight villagers accused of encroaching a protected area in Thala Barivat district. They were charged under Article 62 of the Law on Environmental Protection and Natural Resource Management. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705624/eight-charged-over-protected-land-encroachment/

NGOs unite to protect 937ha forest in Kampong Speu

Wildlife Alliance Cambodia (WAC) and the Prambei Mom Forest Community (PMFC) have united to protect a forest area spanning 937ha across Kampong Speu province to conserve its broad biodiversity. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-unite-protect-937ha-forest-kampong-speu

Court releases forest activists accused of trespassing

The Kratie provincial court on Monday released four forest activists after protesters outside the court demanded their release. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-releases-forest-activists-accused-trespassing

Cambodia to propose five natural areas as UNESCO World Heritage sites

Preparations by the Ministry of Environment and relevant ministries are underway for the submission of a list containing five natural sites in Cambodia, which are targeted to make UNESCO’s World Heritage List. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50699625/cambodia-to-propose-five-natural-areas-as-unesco-world-heritage-sites

Government declares forest in Ratanakiri as protected area

The government has decided to designate the Yak Om Yak Kara Lake in Ratanakiri province as a protected area to preserve natural resources. According to a government sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday, the designation for the lake and forest area covering ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50696039/government-declares-forest-in-ratanakiri-as-protected-area

Bulldozers seized from five VN loggers in Mondulkiri

Mondulkiri provincial authorities have seized several bulldozers from five Vietnamese nationals who were set to clear forest land near the Nam Lea Wildlife Sanctuary in O’Raing district’s Dak Dam commune on Tuesday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bulldozers-seized-five-vn-loggers-mondulkiri

Man charged with illegal hunting in Mondulkiri sanctuary

The Mondulkiri Provincial Court has charged a Vietnamese man for shooting wildlife in the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Koh Nhek district after rangers arrested him while he and his accomplices hunted and snared a peacock. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/man-charged-illegal-hunting-mondulkiri-sanctuary

Ministry inspires youth to preserve natural resource

The Environment Ministry held a tree-planting drive in Kampong Thom province to mark Valentine’s Day by encouraging youths to love and protect natural resources. A religious ceremony was held to mark five huge trees and protect them from being cut down. Attendees were also told ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50691806/ministry-inspires-youth-to-preserve-natural-resource

Sanctuary chief accused of allowing logging

The Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary chief in Mondulkiri province has been accused of allowing illegal timber factories to operate in the protected zone. Activist Kroeung Tola on Tuesday said in a Facebook post that Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary chief Pen Pheaktra was permitting illegal timber factories to ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sanctuary-chief-accused-allowing-logging

Koh Kong authorities issue warning over land grabbing

The Koh Kong provincial administration has warned that it will take legal action against anyone who attempts to grab land in an area that used to belong to the Botum Sakor National Park. The 9,306ha located in Kiri Sakor and Botum Sakor districts has been ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-authorities-issue-warning-over-land-grabbing

Rangers rescue elephant cow from mud pit

Park rangers in Mondulkiri province’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary yesterday rescued a wild elephant cow which had been stuck for hours after falling into a mud pit. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50689590/rangers-rescue-elephant-cow-from-mud-pit

Seven charged over felling trees in Mondulkiri protected area

Mondulkiri provincial court on Saturday charged and jailed seven people for felling reforested trees in a protected area in Koh Nhek district’s Rayar commune, officials said. Keo Sopheak, director of Mondulkiri provincial environment department, said yesterday park rangers arrested nine suspects on Thursday at Rayar ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50689189/seven-charged-over-felling-trees-in-mondulkiri-protected-area

Forestry minister stresses importance of resources

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon on Wednesday stressed the importance of forest resources and the need to protect them to boost the economy and livelihoods of forest communities while maintaining a sustainable environment. At the Forestry Administration’s annual review meeting, attended by ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forestry-minister-stresses-importance-resources

Mondulkiri officials ‘cleared forest’

Members of the indigenous Bunong tribe and civil society organisations on Wednesday filed a complaint against local authorities in Mondulkiri for illegally clearing 300ha of protected forest. The cleared land is located in O’Raing district’s Pou Les village. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-officials-cleared-forest

Forest community marks anniversary with call to action

The Sorng Rukhavorn Forest Community in Oddar Meanchey province has issued a call for all to take part in the protection and conservation of forests and wild animals. At the 19th anniversary of establishing the central headquarters for the Sorng Rukhavorn Forest Community on Sunday, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-community-marks-anniversary-call-action

Forestry crimes see decrease

The National Committee for the Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes said forestry crimes have largely decreased, with 59 suspects arrested and sent to court throughout last year. The committee also confiscated 9,215 cubic metres of mixed timbers and 491 items used to commit ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forestry-crimes-see-decrease

Forest crimes see a drop in Ratanakkiri

Government officials and civil society organisations in Ratanakkiri province report a significant decrease in the number of forest crimes, noting that perpetrators are no longer using large vehicles to transport the timber. Ratanakkiri provincial Department of Agriculture director Soy Sona said that, on the surface, ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-crimes-see-drop-ratanakkiri

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