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Bokor nat'l park rangers get armed with drones

In a bid to stop and prevent forest land encroachment in Preah Monivong Bokor National Park in Kampot province, the Ministry of Environment has equipped rangers with drones to assist them in their patrol, intervention and crackdown in a timely and effective manner. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bokor-natl-park-rangers-get-armed-drones

Authorities seize back 700 hectares of grabbed land

Authorities have seized about 700 hectares of illegally grabbed protected forest land in Kampot province on the orders of Environment Minister Say Samal who was informed of the crimes during a visit to Bokor National Park on Monday. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50902749/authorities-seize-back-700-hectares-of-grabbed-land/

Gov’t releases sub-decree on Bokor town development

The government has decided to develop Bokor National Park into a futuristic and historic tourism city, a sub-decree on the introduction of the master plan for Bokor town’s development said. The area will be connected to the Kingdom’s southern coastal tourism corridor. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-releases-sub-decree-bokor-town-development

The Ministry of Environment calls out encroaching

The Ministry of Environment issued a warning on Wednesday against encroachment on protected natural areas following some instances of intruders clearing forest land for personal gain. It cited examples of encroachment in the Ream, Bokor and Kirirom national parks and the multi-purpose Kbal Chay freshwater ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-environment-calls-out-encroaching

Kampot officials order families to leave Bokor

Kampot provincial authorities have warned some 100 families who have settled on land within Bokor National Park to leave or face eviction. In a letter, the authorities say the families are living illegally on state land in Chhouk district’s Decho Aphivat commune that is part of ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampot-officials-order-families-leave-bokor

Vietnam-bound ferrets rescued

Custom officials seized 35 live ferrets weighing about 80 kilograms in Kandal province after a group of smugglers prepared to transport them to Vietnam by boat, authorities said yesterday. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31112/vietnam-bound-ferrets-rescued/

Land grabbers back in business

Reinforcing a view that land grabbing is now a business for some rural Cambodians, several villagers who were paid Wednesday for ending their squat on a palm oil plantation reappeared 48 hours later, laying claim to different parts. ...

Ros Chanveasna and Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/13963/land-grabbers-back-in-business/

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