Forest protection

Protected areas

Illegal logging in Mondulkiri soars after border reopens

Illegal logging is on the rise in Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province, with timber traders rushing to move the luxury wood along smuggling routes into Vietnam, right under the noses of local authorities. ...

Nang Veasna
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501103824/illegal-logging-in-mondulkiri-soars-after-border-reopens/

500 people ordered to vacate sanctuary land

At least 500 people have been ordered to vacate Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Pursat province immediately because they have encroached on protected land. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501097061/500-people-ordered-to-vacate-sanctuary-land/

Researchers celebrate sighting of vultures at Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary

Researchers conducting studies of the wildlife in Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary, were excited to report the sighting of nine vultures in the sanctuary. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501093205/researchers-celebrate-sighting-of-vultures-at-sre-pok-wildlife-sanctuary/

Over 70 wildlife species recorded in Phnom Tnout-Phnom Pok sanctuary

A recent wildlife survey which has been conducted in Phnom Tnout-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province has recorded more than 70 species, including endangered ones. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501090718/over-70-wildlife-species-recorded-in-phnom-tnout-phnom-pok-sanctuary/

Wealth of wildlife and plants discovered in Mondulkiri, says MoE

Researchers are celebrating the discovery of a large number of wildlife and rare plant species, as well as waterfalls in the Phnom Nam Lear Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501059227/wealth-of-wildlife-and-plants-discovered-in-mondulkiri-says-moe/

Herd of eight elephants spotted in Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary

A herd of eight elephants were spotted by conservationists from the Mondulkiri Provincial Department of Environment and WWF researchers yesterday in Sre Pok Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501043345/herd-of-eight-elephants-spotted-in-sre-pok-wildlife-sanctuary/

Preah Sihanouk squatting instigators face court

Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities are building a case to send a group of 10 suspects to court for allegedly instigating around 300 people to encroach on state land in the Southern Cardamom National Park in Cham Srey village of Kampong Seila district and commune.​ ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-squatting-instigators-face-court

Cambodia, UNESCO promote conservation of cultural heritage site

The Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and UNESCO have produced a short video to shed light on the richness of the site of Koh Ker in the northern province of Preah Vihear, on the occasion of the National Culture Day in Cambodia on ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501035659/cambodia-unesco-promote-conservation-of-cultural-heritage-site/

S. Korea to Establish Natural Park Near Cambodia’s Angkor Wat

A Korean-style forest park will be set up near Angkor Wat Buddhist temple complex, Cambodia’s most famous tourist destination, using South Korean forest management technology. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501030841/s-korea-to-establish-natural-park-near-cambodias-angkor-wat/

RAC to reduce crimes in its protected forest

The Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) discovered 10 cases of deforestation and land encroachment this month in the Techo Sen Russey Treb Park protected area which is under its jurisdiction. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501016725/rac-to-reduce-crimes-in-its-protected-forest/

Ministry refutes NGO’s claims of deforestation in santuaries

A senior Ministry of Environment official has hit back at some local and international NGOs for their reports on deforestation, which they claim has affected the rights of indigenous people. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-refutes-ngos-claims-deforestation-santuaries

M’kiri authorities on manhunt over 6,000ha of grabbed land

The Department of Agriculture authorities are on a manhunt to track down those involved in the encroachment of more than 6,000 hectares of forest land since January 5 in Mondulkiri province. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501014669/mkiri-authorities-on-manhunt-over-6000ha-of-grabbed-land/

M’kiri authorities recover 100ha of grabbed land

Mondulkiri authorities have cracked down on over 100 hectares of illegally grabbed forest land and tore down boundary fences put up in the area. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501013891/mkiri-authorities-recover-100ha-of-grabbed-land/

Land disputes solved, flooded forest returned in K Chhnang

In December, the Kampong Chhnang Provincial Administration had resolved nearly 600 land disputes throughout the province and reclaimed over 30,000ha of flooded forest land as state property, according to governor Sun Sovanrith. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-disputes-solved-flooded-forest-returned-k-chhnang

More than 60,000 hectares of flooded forest seized by state from encroachers

As the crackdown and seizure of encroached swamp forest land continues, the government has so far seized more than 60,000 hectares of encroached land from more than 14,000 families. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501012926/more-than-60000-hectares-of-flooded-forest-seized-by-state-from-encroachers/

More than 60,000 traps removed from protected areas and more than 700 recycled guns confiscated

Park rangers from the Ministry of Environment, together with conservation partners and communities in protected areas, have removed 61,611 traps from protected areas. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501010391/more-than-60000-traps-removed-from-protected-areas-and-more-than-700-recycled-guns-confiscated/

Koh Kong seizes 102ha of illegally occupied state land

Koh Kong provincial authorities have reclaimed 102ha of state-owned land in Tuol Koki Krom village of Mondul Seima district’s Tuol Koki commune which had been illegally occupied for more than one year. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-seizes-102ha-illegally-occupied-state-land

Development in Botum Sakor National Park

Koh Kong Provincial Administration is examining a request from Anko Ahran Niharan company to invest on 6,145 hectares of land inside Botum Sakor National Park. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50999244/development-in-botum-sakor-national-park/

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