Protected areas

National parks and wildlife sanctuaries

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

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

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

Man held for allegedly setting traps which killed wildlife

Mondulkiri Provincial Court on Tuesday charged a man who allegedly set traps resulting in the deaths of several species of wild animals in Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary. Deputy prosecutor Mam Vanda yesterday identified the accused as Hok Vann, 19, from Koh Nhek district’s Nang Khy lik ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685200/man-held-for-allegedly-setting-traps-which-killed-wildlife

Hunt on for owners of illegal charcoal kilns in B’bang sanctuary

The Battambang provincial Department of Environment is continuing to search for the owners of nine illegal charcoal kilns that were destroyed by forest rangers on Monday at the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary. Department director Kort Boran said on Tuesday that seven rangers at the wildlife ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hunt-owners-illegal-charcoal-kilns-bbang-sanctuary

Group charged over violent land grab

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court on Saturday charged four men and three women over an attempt to grab land in Ream National Park which resulted in officers being injured during a clash.​ Court spokesman Lim Bun Heng said the seven people were clearing state forest land in ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/group-charged-over-violent-land-grab

Police clash with villagers over land encroachment

Preah Sihanouk provincial officials yesterday clashed with a group of villagers armed with sticks and machetes as the officials were trying to dismantle illegally built homes in the Ream National Park. According to a provincial police report, the clash took place inside the protected area ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680159/police-clash-with-villagers-over-land-encroachment

Bunong seek assistance over suspected land grabs

The Bunong ethnic community in Mondulkiri province’s Bou Sra commune on Friday sought Pich Chreada district hall’s assistance to probe several land plots located within the Phnom Nam Lear Wildlife Sanctuary that they suspect have been grabbed for private ownership. However, officials said that should ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-seek-assistance-over-suspected-land-grabs

Activist urges investigation of sanctuary encroachment

A prominent forest activist in Kampong Speu province said he would ask the provincial Department of Environment on Wednesday to investigate land encroachment in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary. Chea Hean, the director of the Natural Resources and Wildlife Preservation Organisation, alleged that nearly 100ha ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activist-urges-investigation-sanctuary-encroachment

Manhunt for ringleaders of Preah Sihanouk land dispute clash

Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities on Sunday warned of legal action against the ringleaders and accomplices behind clashes between police and residents on Friday, which saw three people injured and three others detained for questioning. On Friday, Ream National Park rangers in cooperation with Prey Nop ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/manhunt-ringleaders-preah-sihanouk-land-dispute-clash

Large-scale logging halted in Kampong Speu, Pursat provinces

Police from Kampong Speu and Pursat provinces and officials from environmental non-profit Wildlife Alliance cracked down on illegal logging and wildlife poaching activities in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary and the National Park in the Cardamom Mountains. A report from Wildlife Alliance posted on social ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/large-scale-logging-halted-kampong-speu-pursat-provinces

Ministry grants M’kiri communities right to manage natural resources

Twelve of 19 representatives from protected areas in the Phnom Prich, Srepok and Keo Seima wildlife sanctuaries in Mondulkiri province – consisting of nearly 13,000 people – signed an agreement with the Ministry of Environment on the sustainable management of natural resources. The agreement was ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-grants-mkiri-communities-right-manage-natural-resources

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