Protected areas

Protected forest

Promoting the protection of Prey Lang Forests

The Ministry of Environment and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a social and behaviour change communication campaign to protect forests and wildlife in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, as they are considered to be under threat. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50765554/promoting-the-protection-of-prey-lang-forests/

Prey Veng’s potential as a Wetland Zone mulled as Protected Natural Area

The Ministry of Environment is planning to include parts of a potential multi-purpose wetland area locally called “Boeungsne-Tuolporn Talei” in Prey Veng province as a protected natural area. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50746197/prey-vengs-potential-as-a-wetland-zone-mulled-as-protected-natural-area/

Rangers clamp down on about 400 cases of forestry crimes in Prey Lang

The Environment Ministry rangers and relevant authorities clamped down on about 400 cases of natural resources crime with the arrest of about 100 offenders in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary for the first four months of this year. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720992/rangers-clamp-down-on-about-400-cases-of-forestry-crimes-in-prey-lang/

Mondulkiri sanctuary land grabbers charged

In April, 13 suspects were charged in the Mondulkiri Provincial Court for encroaching on forest land in wildlife sanctuaries at Phnom Prich, Srepok, Nam Lear, and Keo Seima, said Ministry of Environment secretary of state and spokesperson Neth Pheaktra.​ ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-sanctuary-land-grabbers-charged

Two land brokers arrested for forest encroachment

Kampong Chhnang Provincial Military Police on Sunday arrested two men who allegedly cleared and encroached on a protected flooded forest area without approval from relevant authorities. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50717786/two-land-brokers-arrested-for-forest-encroachment/

Illlegal constructions in protected areas demolished

Park rangers over the weekend found three illegal structures built in natural protected areas in the provinces of Siem Reap and Kratie, the Ministry of Environment revealed yesterday. The structures are said to have been the hiding sites of illegal loggers and poachers. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50715188/illlegal-constructions-in-protected-areas-demolished/

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

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