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Think Biotech director Lu refutes activists’ illegal logging reports

Think Biotech (Cambodia) Co Ltd director Lu Chu Chang has dismissed as slanderous, reports by forest and environmental activists that the company is connected to illegal logging. The reports claimed Think Biotech was involved in the illegal logging of forests in the Prey Lang Wildlife ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/think-biotech-director-lu-refutes-activists-illegal-logging-reports

Authorities of Kampong Speu province temporarily shut down 10 sawmills

Kampong Speu provincial authorities shut down 10 sawmills temporarily in four villages of Baset district for buying timber and operating without permission on Saturday. Provincial governor Vei Samnang said on Sunday that the owners of sawmills did not buy wood logged from the forest. Instead, ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-kampong-speu-province-temporarily-shut-down-10-sawmills

Authorities on hunt for illegal timber suspect

Authorities are on the hunt for a man who escaped custody on Tuesday after being arrested for allegedly transporting luxurious timber in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary. The suspect was detained by environmental rangers at the Keo Seima Wildlife sanctuary headquarters on Monday but ran off into ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-hunt-illegal-timber-suspect

Illegal timber and vehicles seized in three provinces

Forestry administration and other related authorities seized a large amount of illegal timber and a number of vehicles, including boats, used for transporting timber. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-timber-and-vehicles-seized-three-provinces

Government encourages investment in sustainable timber plantations

The government yesterday asked companies to consider investing in timber plantations in the Kingdom that produce sustainable wood, arguing that these investments help protect the country’s natural resources.​ ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50663340/government-encourages-investment-in-sustainable-timber-plantations/

Illegal logging persists in Cambodia’s Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary: Report

Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia continues to be illegally cleared, according to a new report by the Cambodian Youth Network (CYN). Located in the central plains of Cambodia, Prey Lang forest straddles the four provinces of Kratie, Stung Treng, Kampong Thom and Preah Vihear. ...

Shreya Dasgupta
https://news.mongabay.com/2019/11/illegal-logging-persists-in-cambodias-prey-lang-wildlife-sanctuary-report/

Nine illegal timber trucks impounded

The National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes on Monday impounded nine trucks used to transport timber to Vietnam through Kratie province’s Snuol district. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nine-illegal-timber-trucks-impounded

Forest rangers seek 1,210 rifles after serious attacks

The Ministry of Environment sought permission from the Ministry of National Defence to arm municipal and provincial rangers with 1,210 rifles in response to one of its rangers being killed and two others critically assaulted while out on patrol in Mondulkiri and Kampong Thom provinces. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-rangers-seek-1210-rifles-after-serious-attacks

Illegal logging threatens Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, says CYN report

The Cambodian Youth Network (CYN) released a report on Tuesday noting the loss and deforestation of some 3,000ha of forest land in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary because of logging since last year. The report was based on investigative research into illegal logging in the said ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-logging-threatens-prey-lang-wildlife-sanctuary-says-cyn-report

Mondulkiri police hunt suspects behind 168 pieces of hidden timber

Mondulkiri provincial police are on the lookout for suspects behind 168 pieces of Sokrom timber that were felled and hidden in five different locations in Keo Seima district’s Sre Khtum commune. District police chief Van Dany told The Post on Wednesday that a joint task ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-police-hunt-suspects-behind-168-pieces-hidden-timber

Man charged with M’kiri forestry crimes

The Mondulkiri Provincial Court on Sunday decided to detain Te Kim San, the former head of the mining community in Keo Seima district’s Chung Phlas commune, on charges of collecting forest by-products and building an illegal timber processing facility. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/man-charged-mkiri-forestry-crimes

Arrest warrants issued against three timber tycoons

Mondulkiri Provincial Court has issued warrants of arrest against three well-known tycoons who failed to appear for questioning over suspected large-scale illegal logging operations.​ ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50644486/arrest-warrants-issued-against-three-timber-tycoons/

Official briefs court on ELCs over logging

A senior Agriculture Ministry official on Tuesday appeared at Mondulkiri Provincial Court to clarify how companies, including a Vietnamese firm under investigation over illegal logging, are granted Economic Land Concessions. Mam Vanda, provincial court spokesman, yesterday said that Chan Savuth, a ministry secretary of state, provided ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642910/official-briefs-court-on-elcs-over-logging/

Activists still accuse Think Biotech

Forest activists continue to claim that Korean-owned Think Biotech Cambodia Co Ltd is involved in illegal deforestation in the Prey Lang area, especially harvesting timber from resin trees, but the authorities say the company is operating legitimately. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-still-accuse-think-biotech

Twelve logs and three trucks found in Kampong Speu

Kampong Speu provincial authorities found 12 logs measuring a total of 40 cubic metres in a two-day operation over Tuesday and Wednesday in Oral district’s Sangke Satoap commune. Three trucks also found at the scene were impounded. Provincial governor Vey Samnang said two of the ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/twelve-logs-and-three-trucks-found-kampong-speu

Push for mangrove restoration in Kampot

Civil society organisations along with local authorities in Kampot province have kick-started a campaign to plant 100,000 mangrove trees in eight communities in the province throughout September to December. The campaign was jointly organised between ActionAid, Children and Women Development Centre in Cambodia, Samaky Organisation, Kampot ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50639637/push-for-mangrove-restoration-in-kampot/

Sokha orders destruction of timber trucks in B’bang

National Military Police commander Sao Sokha ordered the destruction on Monday of 10 makeshift vehicles that were used in forestry crimes in Battambang province. Sokha, who is also chairman of the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Forestry Crimes, ordered officers to destroy them ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sokha-orders-destruction-timber-trucks-battambang

Gov’t urged to protect resources

Some 70 NGO representatives, forest activists and university students signed an open letter urging the government to find ways to prevent and combat forestry crimes more effectively. In their petition released on Saturday, the group said they had been observing the government’s clampdowns over the ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-urged-protect-resources

Authorities on hunt for illegal timber suspect

Authorities are on the hunt for a man who escaped custody on Tuesday after being arrested for allegedly transporting luxurious timber in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary. The suspect was detained by environmental rangers at the Keo Seima Wildlife sanctuary headquarters on Monday but ran off ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-hunt-illegal-timber-suspect

Council of Ministers authorises courts to allow asset freezing of forestry criminals

The Council of Ministers has authorised the courts to allow the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes to freeze the assets of anyone involved in forestry crimes. ...

Soth Koemsoeun and Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/council-ministers-authorises-courts-allow-asset-freezing-forestry-criminals

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