Forest cover

Forest cover reporting

Government rips into WWF report

The Ministry of Agriculture’s Forestry Administration spokesman Keo Omaliss hit back on Thursday at a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report that claims the Greater Mekong will lose 30 percent of its forests by 2030 without drastic action. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-rips-wwf-report

Ministry disputes illegal logging report

The Ministry of Environment has disputed an environmental NGO report that large-scale illegal logging continues unabated, with large quantities of timber being transported to Vietnam. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5078976/ministry-disputes-illegal-logging-report/

FAO: World's forests faring better

The bottom line from the Food and Agriculture Organization’s 2015 assessment of global forest resources: The state of the world’s forests is better than it was.The U.N. agency released the report this week ahead of the 14th World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa. ...

Joe DeCapua
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/fao-says-world-forests-faring-better/2950891.html

Cambodia logs top spot

Forest loss in Cambodia has accelerated faster than any other country in the world since 2001, according to a leading resource-monitoring initiative.Satellite data released by Global Forest Watch (GFW) suggest that Cambodia also has experienced the highest rate of tree-cover loss in the world over ...

Ethan Harfenist
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-logs-top-spot

In northeast, one company controls nearly all illegal logging: Report

A new report on illegal logging in Cambodia’s northeastern forests portrays a single company with essentially a monopoly on the illicit trade. Tek Vannara, executive director of NGO Forum, said the report could be a tool to find a solution to combat deforestation. “We ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/in-northeast-one-company-controls-nearly-all-illegal-logging-report/2934773.html

New report shows huge loss of Cambodia’s forest

Economic land concessions are having a huge impact on Cambodia’s northeastern forests, a new reports shows. Still, those who attended Wednesday’s seminar urged the government to do more to stop the practice. Based on calculations of the number of logging trucks counted leaving the ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/new-report-shows-huge-loss-of-cambodia-forest/2933337.html

Land concessions responsible for large-scale deforestation in Cambodia

Land concessions for large-scale agricultural plantations are stripping off Cambodia’s forest cover, according to a new report by Forest Trends, a U.S.-based environmental protection group.​ ...

Morgan Erickson-Davis
http://news.mongabay.com/2015/08/land-concessions-responsible-for-large-scale-deforestation-in-cambodia/

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