Protected areas

National parks and wildlife sanctuaries

Police clash with villagers over land encroachment

Preah Sihanouk provincial officials yesterday clashed with a group of villagers armed with sticks and machetes as the officials were trying to dismantle illegally built homes in the Ream National Park. According to a provincial police report, the clash took place inside the protected area ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680159/police-clash-with-villagers-over-land-encroachment

Bunong seek assistance over suspected land grabs

The Bunong ethnic community in Mondulkiri province’s Bou Sra commune on Friday sought Pich Chreada district hall’s assistance to probe several land plots located within the Phnom Nam Lear Wildlife Sanctuary that they suspect have been grabbed for private ownership. However, officials said that should ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-seek-assistance-over-suspected-land-grabs

Activist urges investigation of sanctuary encroachment

A prominent forest activist in Kampong Speu province said he would ask the provincial Department of Environment on Wednesday to investigate land encroachment in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary. Chea Hean, the director of the Natural Resources and Wildlife Preservation Organisation, alleged that nearly 100ha ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activist-urges-investigation-sanctuary-encroachment

Manhunt for ringleaders of Preah Sihanouk land dispute clash

Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities on Sunday warned of legal action against the ringleaders and accomplices behind clashes between police and residents on Friday, which saw three people injured and three others detained for questioning. On Friday, Ream National Park rangers in cooperation with Prey Nop ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/manhunt-ringleaders-preah-sihanouk-land-dispute-clash

Large-scale logging halted in Kampong Speu, Pursat provinces

Police from Kampong Speu and Pursat provinces and officials from environmental non-profit Wildlife Alliance cracked down on illegal logging and wildlife poaching activities in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary and the National Park in the Cardamom Mountains. A report from Wildlife Alliance posted on social ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/large-scale-logging-halted-kampong-speu-pursat-provinces

Ministry grants M’kiri communities right to manage natural resources

Twelve of 19 representatives from protected areas in the Phnom Prich, Srepok and Keo Seima wildlife sanctuaries in Mondulkiri province – consisting of nearly 13,000 people – signed an agreement with the Ministry of Environment on the sustainable management of natural resources. The agreement was ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-grants-mkiri-communities-right-manage-natural-resources

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

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 identify land grabbers in Battambang

Battambang provincial authorities have identified individuals who encroached on Samlaut Multiple Use Area (formerly known as Samlot protected area) in O’Tatoeng village, Samlot commune, in Battambang province. Provincial Department of Environment director Kort Boran told The Post on Monday that his enforcement team removed more ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-identify-land-grabbers-battambang

Government to nominate national parks for heritage list

The government will nominate a national park and a bird sanctuary into the Asean Heritage list next year as they are abundant with biodiversity and wildlife, according to environment ministry officials.​​ Srun Darith, a secretary of state at the Environment Ministry, said the ministry is ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666782/government-to-nominate-national-parks-for-heritage-list/

Wildlife sanctuary redesignated

The government had designated the Western Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary and Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary as one protected area, which is officially named as “Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary”. The newly designated area of 133,707.73ha spans across Santepheap, Thma Keo and Prek Meas communes in Stung Treng ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-sanctuary-redesignated

Cycling campaign for Prey Preah Roka starts

Some 10 environmental activists launched the Riding a Bicycle for Prey Preah Roka campaign from November 29 to December 2.​​ They will ride across 300km from Phnom Penh to Preah Vihear province to promote natural resource protection and conservation amid threats of deforestation in the forestry ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cycling-campaign-prey-preah-roka-starts

Dengue, malaria eradication eyed in Prey Lang area

The Ministry of Environment is committed to eliminating malaria and other vector-borne diseases from the natural protected area in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary by 2025. This is in line with the National Strategic Plan for Elimination of Malaria 2011-2025. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dengue-malaria-eradication-eyed-prey-lang-area

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

Environment Minister looks to curb land encroachment

Environment Minister Say Samal has urged authorities in three provinces to prevent illegal land encroachment in the Samlot multi-purpose-use area and Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary as both areas are suffering from illegal occupations. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664119/environment-minister-looks-to-curb-land-encroachment/

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/

Pursat wildlife sanctuary families seek prime minister’s intervention

The intervention of Prime Minister Hun Sen has been requested by 31 families living in the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Pursat province. Authorities said while they had settled in the area illegally, meetings were being held to resolve the issue. “We, the 31 families, ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pursat-wildlife-sanctuary-families-seek-prime-ministers-intervention

Officials demolish 49 illegal huts in Siem Reap

After the authorities on Friday and Saturday dismantled 49 of some 1,000 huts which had been built illegally on forest land in Siem Reap’s Phnom Kulen National Park, Banteay Srei district governor Khim Finan said on Sunday that a hunt was on for a group ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-demolish-49-illegal-huts-siem-reap

‘Illegal’ Pursat settlers given ultimatum

Pursat provincial authorities have given an ultimatum to 31 families who illegally settled on 100ha of land in Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Veal Veng district’s Stung Thmey village. According to a provincial Department of Environment notice dated November 8 and obtained by The Post, ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-pursat-settlers-given-ultimatum

Pursat authorities issue one-week eviction notice to 31 families occupying protected land

The Pursat Provincial Environment Department has issued a one-week deadline to more than 30 families to remove their dwellings, livestock and crops from a protected area in Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary which they illegally occupied. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50659105/pursat-authorities-issue-one-week-eviction-notice-to-31-families-occupying-protected-land/

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