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Protected areas

Protected forest

Four arrested for illegal rosewood

Police in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district arrested four men yesterday, accused of transporting nearly 400 kilogrammes of rosewood from a protected forest area without permission. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50835694/four-arrested-for-illegal-rosewood/

Fires torch property, forests

In the first week of February, fires in Phnom Penh and Pursat injured three people, ravaged two warehouses and damaged one school building with two cows inside killed. Wildfires in Siem Reap and Battambang provinces also burned over 100ha of protected forests.​ ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fires-torch-property-forests

Forest crimes drop in protected areas

Twenty-two cases connected with illegal forest clearance and wild animal and timber poaching in the Phnom Tnout-Phnom Pok Wildlife Sanctuary were sent to court for prosecution last year, a decline of 50 per cent over 2019. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-crimes-drop-protected-areas

Rangers’ achievements honoured

The Ministry of Environment and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Cambodia) have provided certificates of excellence to six out of 100 rangers in Mondulkiri province as recognition for their outstanding efforts. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rangers-achievements-honoured

Slight increase in 2020 forest crime cases

The Forestry Administration said yesterday that forestry crime, mostly timber and wildlife, has increased 19 percent in 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50793602/slight-increase-in-2020-forest-crime-cases/

Prey Lang forest activists concern over illegal logging amid C-19

Forest protection activists in Kampong Thom province have expressed concern over increased illegal logging in Prey Lang forest as authorities are preoccupied with the recent COVID-19 situation. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50789283/prey-lang-forest-activists-concern-over-illegal-logging-amid-c-19/

Mondulkiri’s rangers cracked down over 1,500 forest crimes in first nine months

Government’s park rangers in Cambodia’s natural resource-rich province of Mondulkiri have cracked down 1,528 forest crimes in the first nine months of 2020. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50770716/mondulkiris-rangers-cracked-down-over-1500-forest-crimes-in-first-nine-months/

Police officer jailed over 41-hectare land grab

Mondulkiri Provincial Court has charged and jailed a senior police officer for allegedly clearing and encroaching about 41 hectares of protected forestland in the province.   ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50770641/police-officer-jailed-over-41-hectare-land-grab/

PM removes district governor over land grabs

Prime Minister Hun Sen has removed Sin Vanvuth from his post as governor of Koh Nhek district, in Mondulkiri province over land encroachment.​ ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50768609/pm-removes-district-governor-over-land-grabs/

Promoting the protection of Prey Lang Forests

The Ministry of Environment and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a social and behaviour change communication campaign to protect forests and wildlife in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, as they are considered to be under threat. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50765554/promoting-the-protection-of-prey-lang-forests/

Prey Veng’s potential as a Wetland Zone mulled as Protected Natural Area

The Ministry of Environment is planning to include parts of a potential multi-purpose wetland area locally called “Boeungsne-Tuolporn Talei” in Prey Veng province as a protected natural area. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50746197/prey-vengs-potential-as-a-wetland-zone-mulled-as-protected-natural-area/

Rangers clamp down on about 400 cases of forestry crimes in Prey Lang

The Environment Ministry rangers and relevant authorities clamped down on about 400 cases of natural resources crime with the arrest of about 100 offenders in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary for the first four months of this year. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720992/rangers-clamp-down-on-about-400-cases-of-forestry-crimes-in-prey-lang/

Mondulkiri sanctuary land grabbers charged

In April, 13 suspects were charged in the Mondulkiri Provincial Court for encroaching on forest land in wildlife sanctuaries at Phnom Prich, Srepok, Nam Lear, and Keo Seima, said Ministry of Environment secretary of state and spokesperson Neth Pheaktra.​ ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-sanctuary-land-grabbers-charged

Two land brokers arrested for forest encroachment

Kampong Chhnang Provincial Military Police on Sunday arrested two men who allegedly cleared and encroached on a protected flooded forest area without approval from relevant authorities. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50717786/two-land-brokers-arrested-for-forest-encroachment/

Illlegal constructions in protected areas demolished

Park rangers over the weekend found three illegal structures built in natural protected areas in the provinces of Siem Reap and Kratie, the Ministry of Environment revealed yesterday. The structures are said to have been the hiding sites of illegal loggers and poachers. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50715188/illlegal-constructions-in-protected-areas-demolished/

NGO urges closure of Kampong Speu logging roads

Environmental watchdog ACNCIPO director Chea Hean has requested the service of Kampong Speu provincial officials to help close logging roads in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary and the Central and Southern Cardamom National Parks. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-urges-closure-kampong-speu-logging-roads

Eight charged over protected land encroachment

Stung Treng Provincial Court has jailed eight villagers accused of encroaching a protected area in Thala Barivat district. They were charged under Article 62 of the Law on Environmental Protection and Natural Resource Management. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705624/eight-charged-over-protected-land-encroachment/

Mondulkiri officials ‘cleared forest’

Members of the indigenous Bunong tribe and civil society organisations on Wednesday filed a complaint against local authorities in Mondulkiri for illegally clearing 300ha of protected forest. The cleared land is located in O’Raing district’s Pou Les village. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-officials-cleared-forest

Stop order but fulling of Kampot mangrove swamp continues

Despite a stop order issued to a prominent businessman, the mangrove forests, a vital source of the province Kampot eco system is again under threat as land fill has started again. The mangrove forests and swamps are located near the Prek Tnong fishing community in ...

CNE
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50681426/stop-order-but-fulling-of-kampot-mangrove-swamp-continues

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

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