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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

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/

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

Stop order but fulling of Kampot mangrove swamp continues

Despite a stop order issued to a prominent businessman, the mangrove forests, a vital source of the province Kampot eco system is again under threat as land fill has started again. The mangrove forests and swamps are located near the Prek Tnong fishing community in ...

CNE
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50681426/stop-order-but-fulling-of-kampot-mangrove-swamp-continues

Illegal land clearing in Banteay Srei stopped

Siem Reap province’s Banteay Srei district authorities on Friday stopped and warned of legal action against the unauthorised clearing of forest land led by a machinery owner at the district’s Hal village in Tbeng commune.​ District governor Khim Finan told The Post on Sunday that ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-land-clearing-banteay-srei-stopped

Man charged over land grab of hundreds of hectares of protected forest

Battambang provincial court has charged a man who illegally cleared hundreds of hectares of protected forest land for sale as housing lots in Battambang province’s Samlot district since 2015. Long Vuthy, 48, was arrested on September 15 by joint forces from the provincial authority and National ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50644710/man-charged-over-land-grab-since-2015/

Four in Koh Kong, Kampong Thom held for clearing protected forest

In separate community protected areas in Koh Kong and Kampong Thom provinces last week, four people were detained for illegally clearing forests to occupy them. A warrant issued by Kampong Thom provincial court Investigating Judge Seng Bunna and obtained by The Post on Monday ordered ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/four-koh-kong-kampong-thom-held-clearing-protected-forest

Ministry probes land grab in Kampong Chhnang

The Agriculture Ministry has ordered officials to investigate and take action against people who illegally cleared state land in Kampong Chhnang province’s in Rolea Ba’ier district. Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon yesterday said that after receiving information about the land grab in the district’s Trapaing Ampil, Pra ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50622443/ministry-probes-land-grab-in-kampong-chhnang/

Mondulkiri committee finds more than 10ha of protected forest cleared

A Mondulkiri provincial committee has discovered six forest locations totalling more than 10ha in a protected area of Pech Chreada district’s Bou Sra commune that has been cleared for farming. Several people have been detained but authorities are looking to find land for them in ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-committee-finds-more-10ha-protected-forest-cleared

US aids Prey Lang area with protection fund

The United States has begun making payments towards its $37 million aid for the protection of the Prey Lang protected area.​ The Prey Lang protected area encompasses four different provinces, including Kampong Thom, Kratie, Stung Treng and Preah Vihear. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50589794/us-aids-prey-lang-area-with-protection-fund/

Preah Sihanouk land dispute agreement nullified ‘to prevent irregular issues’

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has reversed its previous order to allocate land to 48 families in Preah Sihanouk province’s Koki village – the scene of violent clashes between protesters and security forces – in order to follow procedure in trying to resolve ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-land-dispute-agreement-nullified-prevent-irregular-issues

Srepok management zones designated

The government has assigned designated management zones in Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province to make the protected forest more manageable in the wake of a forest ranger being shot. Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday signed a sub-decree designating 372,971 hectares of the forest into ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50575343/srepok-management-zones-designated/

Preah Vihear parks see clearing

Forest rangers and the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) said on Tuesday that forest in the Phnom Tnort-Phnom Pok and Prey Lang wildlife sanctuaries in Preah Vihear province are being cleared by groups of perpetrators from Kampong Thom, Kampong Cham, Siem Reap and Battambang provinces. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-vihear-parks-see-clearing

Forest activists face ‘incitement’ probe

A senior rights group official and eight ethnic community members were questioned by a Ratanakkiri provincial court prosecutor on Tuesday over alleged incitement to forestry crimes. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-activists-face-incitement-probe

Ratanakkiri forest activist faces logging charge

A forest activist from the ethnic Tumpuon community in Ratanakkiri province’s Lumphat district is set to appear at the Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary bureau today for questioning over alleged unauthorised logging and forest clearing in the sanctuary. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ratanakkiri-forest-activist-faces-logging-charge

Flooded forest illegally cleared in Kampong Chhnang

The Kampong Chhnang provincial department of agriculture, forestry and fishery is working to identify suspects who had mobilised tractors to illegally clear flooded forest in Toek Phos district’s O’krabey Ngob and O’Klong in Chieb communes. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/flooded-forest-illegally-cleared-kampong-chhnang

Mobile app tracks forest crimes

The Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) has recorded 2,926 cases of forestry crimes in four provinces since February 2015, a report it released on Thursday said. It was based on data collected with a novel smartphone app. ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mobile-app-tracks-forest-crimes

Samlot rife with land grabs

Authorities are facing mounting pressure to safeguard the Samlot Protected Area, where villagers and wealthy land-grabbers continue to trespass to start orchards and claim ownership of the plots. The area, which straddles Battambang and Pailin provinces, is jointly protected by the Ministry of Environment and ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/samlot-rife-land-grabs

Mondulkiri land given to those who cleared it

The district governor of Koh Nheck in Mondulkiri province, Sin Vannvuth, on Tuesday confirmed that land located between the Phnom Prich wildlife sanctuary and protected forests in Royer commune, will not be seized by the state after authorities stopped its clearing. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-land-given-those-who-cleared-it

Further Phnom Prich protection ordered

The Mondulkiri provincial authorities on Sunday ordered the prevention of land and forest clearing in the protected Phnom Prich wildlife sanctuary in Koh Nhek district and neighbouring Lumphat wildlife sanctuary in Ratanakkiri province. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/further-phnom-prich-protection-ordered

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