Protected areas

National parks and wildlife sanctuaries

Pursat families ordered to vacate illegal homes in wildlife sanctuary

Pursat provincial authorities gave 21 families seven days to take down 43 houses and cottages after officials said they were illegally occupying land in a protected natural area of the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary. The families were told they face legal action if they refuse to ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pursat-families-ordered-vacate-illegal-homes-wildlife-sanctuary

Oral sanctuary land grab thwarted

Kampong Speu provincial police and NGO ACNCIPO director Chea Hean stopped nearly 100 people from grabbing more than 200ha illegally in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary on Wednesday. The incident occurred at the Trapaing Thmea village in Oral district. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oral-sanctuary-land-grab-thwarted

8 Giant Ibis nests discovered in wildlife sanctuaries in Cambodia

Eight Giant Ibis nests have been found in the middle of the nesting season this year, running from May through to October, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society in Cambodia (WCS Cambodia).​​ ...

Heng Panha
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755672/8-giant-ibis-nests-discovered-in-wildlife-sanctuaries-in-cambodia-2/

8 Giant Ibis nests discovered in wildlife sanctuaries in Cambodia

Eight Giant Ibis nests have been found in the middle of the nesting season this year, running from May through to October, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society in Cambodia (WCS Cambodia). ...

Heng Panha/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755672/8-giant-ibis-nests-discovered-in-wildlife-sanctuaries-in-cambodia-2/

Officials seek to merge sanctuaries

The Preah Vihear Provincial Administration is preparing documents for the Ministry of Environment to merge the Prey Preah Roka and Chheb wildlife sanctuaries for better management. Once approved, they will be named Preah Rokar-Chheb Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-seek-merge-sanctuaries

ADF set to expand protected zone in Kulen national park

The Archaeology and Development Foundation (ADF) with the support of the Ministry of Environment and UNDP is expanding an existing forest protection area in Phnom Kulen National Park to 800ha. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adf-set-expand-protected-zone-kulen-national-park

More than 40 huts demolished and four arrested over land grabs

Preah Sihanouk authorities and park rangers yesterday dismantled more than 40 illegally-built huts and arrested four people suspected of clearing forestland in a national park. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749580/more-than-40-huts-demolished-and-four-arrested-over-land-grabs/

Environment Ministry releases report on natural resource crimes

The Ministry of Environment released an 18th month report stating 747 wildlife have been rescued and 206 wild animals were found dead in the Cardamom Mountains. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744401/environment-ministry-releases-report-on-natural-resource-crimes/

Kampong Speu to reclaim national park land

Kampong Speu province is set to reclaim land in the Kirirom National Park after accusations from locals that environmental officers had encroached on 2ha of it.​ The statement came from provincial governor Vei Samnang who vowed to get to the bottom of the matter. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-reclaim-national-park-land

Police visit Phnum Prech to inspect logging

Indigenous people in Mondulkiri province called in the police and environment officials to visit a logging site in the Phnum Prech Wildlife Sanctuary after reports to a village leader were acted upon. Pu Neav village secretary Liv Kheam said on Monday that 10 indigenous people ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-visit-phnum-prech-inspect-logging

Gov’t, USAID criticized for inaction over severe forest loss at Prey Lang sanctuary

The University of Copenhagen’s open letter used data from the University of Maryland’s Global Forest Change dataset and other data points to show that 7,510 hectares of forestland were lost at the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary in 2019, the worst loss since 2016 when the ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/govt-usaid-criticized-for-inaction-over-severe-forest-loss-at-prey-lang-sanctuary/5478565.html?

Charcoal kilns destroyed

Kampong Speu police and the NGO ACNCIPO on Monday destroyed 117 illegal charcoal kilns in Oral district’s Tasal commune. The owners were required to sign a contract promising to stop the activities, which are taking place in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/charcoal-kilns-destroyed

Police probe land grab at Preah Vihear sanctuary

The Preah Vihear provincial Department of Environment and Rovieng district officials are working to identify a group of people who allegedly cleared 200ha at Boeung Pea wildlife sanctuary and bring them to justice. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-probe-land-grab-preah-vihear-sanctuary

Rescued wildlife set free in protected area

The Phnom Tamao Zoological Park and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC) and the Pursat provincial Fisheries Administration have released five smooth otters, six dark-grey monkeys and 250 lesser whistling ducks to protected areas in Raingtoel Commune’s Kaoh Ka’ek village in Pursat’s Kandieng district. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rescued-wildlife-set-free-protected-area

Banteng found dead at wildlife sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey

A male banteng was found dead in Sorng Rukhavorn Wildlife Sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey province’s Samrong town on Saturday and was likely killed by hunters, said officials.​ Ministry of Environment’s secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra said​ that ​​this was the sixth banteng that ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banteng-found-dead-wildlife-sanctuary-oddar-meanchey

Rare gaur found dead in national park

Rangers from O’Som headquarters in the South Cardamom Mountains National Park and Wildlife Alliance officials found meat which came from a rare gaur in the Phnom Kravanh section of the park in Pursat province, said a ranger on Wednesday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rare-gaur-found-dead-national-park

Rangers attacked in Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary

On Wednesday night, a group of unidentified persons opened fire on the government’s rangers who were on patrol in Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50733296/rangers-attacked-in-siem-pang-wildlife-sanctuary/

Sanctuary head sued for not stopping forest occupations

Four Bunong and an Adhoc official filed a joint lawsuit against Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary head Prum Vibol Ratanak at the Mondulkiri Provincial Court for failing to stop illegal land occupation and the buying and selling of forest land.​ ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sanctuary-head-sued-not-stopping-forest-occupations

Sanctuary head sued for not stopping forest occupations

Four Bunong and an Adhoc official filed a joint lawsuit against Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary head Prum Vibol Ratanak at the Mondulkiri Provincial Court for failing to stop illegal land occupation and the buying and selling of forest land. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sanctuary-head-sued-not-stopping-forest-occupations

Domesticated elephant dies in sanctuary in Ratanakiri province

Bak Maï, a 32 year-old male domesticated elephant in Ratanakiri province, died on Thursday due to severe diarrhoea, said Airavata Elephant Foundation, the guardians of the elephant sanctuary, in a statement.​ ...

Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726323/domesticated-elephant-dies-in-sanctuary-in-ratanakiri-province/

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