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NGO seizes 2,300 chainsaws

International wildlife and forest conservation organisation, Wildlife Alliance, said on Monday that 2,300 chainsaws were seized from illegal loggers in the Southern Cardamom Mountains in the last two years. The seizing of the chainsaws is a joint programme initiated by the Ministry of Environment and ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-seizes-2300-chainsaws

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/

Vehicles, money given to wildlife activist Ben Devis

The Cambodian Red Cross has donated a car, two scooters and cash to activist Ben Devis and the Tabos community as an incentive for participating in the protection of the natural resources in Preah Vihear province’s Phnom Thnout-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary.​ ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50573203/vehicles-money-given-to-wildlife-activist-ben-devis/

Millions donated for Prey Lang conservation

The United States Agency for International Development has awarded $21 million to Tetra Tech for the next five years to improve nature conservation and strengthen sustainable development in the Prey Lang region, Tetra Tech said on Tuesday. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50535264/millions-donated-for-prey-lang-conservation/

Impunity threatens Mondulkiri preserves

Speaking at a workshop hosted by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) on the past four years of conservation in the so-called Eastern Plains Landscape – a project with $1.42 million in funding from the EU and an additional $420,000 from USAID and the ...

Phak Seangly and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/impunity-threatens-mondulkiri-preserves

Mondulkiri to try new land scheme

The World Wildlife Fund, in cooperation with Mondulkiri government officials, announced a new land-management initiative yesterday aimed at balancing environmental protection with economic development. ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-try-new-land-scheme

New REDD+ framework announced

The Ministry of Environment signed a framework agreement yesterday with Conservation International and the Mitsui Banking Corporation to launch the planning phase of a new REDD+ project for the Prey Lang forest, officials confirmed.   ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-redd-framework-announced

Awards for environment defenders

Eleven Cambodian environmental campaigners received “moniseraphon” medals from the government last month in recognition of their work to support the nation, according to a sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen. But Buntenh, the founder of the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice, and social media ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29889/awards--for-environment-defenders/

Activists tell US to step up forest protection efforts

Conservationist Marcus Hardtke yesterday blasted USAID and Winrock for “four years of mismanagement” as the Forest Monitoring Working Group put out a call for “urgent action” from the American bodies. “They’re not addressing the core problem,” Hardtke said, adding that the two groups were ignoring the ...

Andrew Nachemson and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-tell-us-step-forest-protection-efforts

US urged to save trees

A group of environmental NGOs working to protect the Prey Lang forest called on the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to intervene and protect the region’s resin trees, or they will all be logged within six months, they claimed in a joint-statement issued yesterday. The ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29843/us-urged-to-save-trees/

Cambodia rangers get S. African help

Sixty Cambodian wildlife park rangers will be trained by South African experts next year, funded by video streaming content revenue generated by a partnership between  the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International  and the Canadian-based  international English-language TV channel, Love Nature. WWF International will leverage scenes from ...

Peter Olszewski
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29629/cambodia-rangers-get--s--african-help/

USAID to consult public before next round of Prey Lang funding

The next round of USAID funding for protection of the Prey Lang forest will be preceded by a consultation process that environmentalists and experts studying the area are calling crucial. ...

Cristina Maza and Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/usaid-consult-public-next-round-prey-lang-funding

Forest patrols duel in Prey Lang

As activists from Prey Lang forest received the prestigious Equator Prize in Paris on Monday, another, parallel network was asserting itself in Kampong Thom province – one with close ties to the security forces and local governor.The Prey Lang Forest Community Network (PLFCN), funded by ...

Daniel Pye and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-patrols-duel-prey-lang

Land clearing alleged in Samlot forest area

Settlers and rangers have cleared 200 hectares of Samlot Protected Forest in Battambang and Pailin provinces, according to local authorities and staff of the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which is helping to protect the area. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-clearing-alleged-samlot-forest-area

Cambodian activists, monks urge lawmakers to save endangered forest

Around 100 activists, including Buddhist monks, gathered in front of Cambodia’s parliament Monday to demand that lawmakers and the country’s Forestry Administration take action against illegal logging in endangered Prey Lang forest. ...

Prach Chev
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/forest-07062015163702.html

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