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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

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/

Villagers: Take action against Koh Kong land grab

More than 200 residents of Chroy Svay community’s Saray Khang Cheung village in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district urged authorities and the provincial Department of Environment to take action against people who have encroached on the community’s flooded forest land. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-take-action-against-koh-kong-land-grab

New community proposed to protect Stung Sen Ramsar site

Fifty-one families, equivalent to 87% of the total number  of households in Phat Sanday commune, Kampong Svay district, Kampong Thom province, have applied to establish a new community in the Stung Sen Ramsar site for the protection and conservation of natural resources by local villagers ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50938052/new-community-proposed-to-protect-stung-sen-ramsar-site/

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/

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