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Kampong Speu lawyer sued for defamation in land case

Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organization director Chea Hean appeared for questioning on Wednesday over a case against Kampong Speu provincial deputy prosecutor Tong Ratana. Ratana is being sued by Sieng Samen for “defamation, and preventing private land clearing”. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-lawyer-sued-defamation-land-case

More than 50 pieces of luxury wood bust in Kampot Province

Three boats carrying three containers with 53 pieces of luxury wood allegedly intended for export to Vietnam were confiscated by the Customs Navigation Office in Kampot province’s Prek Thnout commune on Tuesday, Kampot Military deputy police chief Keo Sophal said. ...

Soth Koemsoeun and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-50-pieces-luxury-wood-bust-kampot-province

General implicated in Prey Lang logging

Newly declared protected areas in Prey Lang forest are being illegally logged by companies belonging to a three-star general and his sister, according to Goldman Environmental Prize-winning conservationist Ouch Leng and NGOs with which he is working. Leng, along with 15 NGO officers, patrollers and ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/general-implicated-prey-lang-logging

Big timber stash found in Pursat

An NGO operating in the Pursat section of the protected Cardamom Mountains uncovered 50 cubic metres of luxury timber yesterday. Chea Hean, director of the Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organisation, said he and four colleagues uncovered the illicit stash as part of an ongoing investigation, ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/big-timber-stash-found-pursat

Timber seized in three separate raids

Authorities seized more than 30 cubic metres of luxury timber and roughly 1,000 kilograms of illegal rosewood in separate raids in three provinces over the weekend. Chea Hean, head of the Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organization, said he and Pursat environmental officials confiscated and burned ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/timber-seized-three-separate-raids

Bribes alleged at Phnom Oral Sanctuary

Government rangers, paid to protect the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary, allow loggers to process and transport illegally felled timber in exchange for bribes, an NGO alleged yesterday after conducting an undercover operation in the protected forest. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bribes-alleged-phnom-oral-sanctuary

Conservationists ask minister to take action

A group of conservationists in Kratie province submitted on Friday a formal request asking Defence Minister Tea Banh to discipline two Kratie-based military commanders. They accuse the officers of profiting from illegal logging and threatening to kill an activist should he continue his work. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/conservationists-ask-minister-take-action

NGO alleges bribery over titles

An environmental protection NGO is preparing to file a lawsuit with the Kampong Speu provincial court and a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Unit against an Agriculture Department official who was allegedly paid by a development firm to issue land titles to villagers squatting on state ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-alleges-bribery-over-titles

Kratie wood trucked to Vietnam nightly: NGO

A Vietnamese company has been transporting thousands of dollars’ worth of illegally logged luxury timber from Kratie’s Snuol district to Vietnam on a nightly basis under the nose of authorities, an environmental protection NGO said yesterday. At least 10 trucks with an estimated five cubic metres of ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kratie-wood-trucked-vietnam-nightly-ngo

Luxury wood charge floated

About 300 cubic metres of luxury timber is being felled every day and transported on boats to Vietnam and Thailand from four districts in Koh Kong province, according to an investigation by a local rights group. Chea Hean, director of the Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/luxury-wood-charge-floated

Illegal logging ‘rampant’ in sanctuary

Provincial military police confiscated three tractors transporting three metres of luxury wood and two circular saws travelling out of Kampong Speu’s protected Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary yesterday. Chea Hean, director of Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organisation (NRWPO), arrived to investigate illegal logging in the sanctuary ...

Phak Seangly and Amelia Woodside
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-logging-%E2%80%98rampant%E2%80%99-sanctuary

Activists seek UN monitors

Anti-logging activists wrote to the United Nations yesterday to call for the monitoring of a lawsuit in which they accuse hundreds of officials in Kampong Speu province’s Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary of illegal deforestation. The Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organization (NRWPO) listed 241 officials it ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-seek-un-monitors

NGO says commander smuggled timber, tip-off ‘ignored’

A conservation group yesterday accused a military commander in Kampong Speu of smuggling two tonnes of illegally cut rosewood to Vietnam on Monday night. Chea Hean, director of the Natural Resources and Wildlife Preservation Organisation, said the commander had cut the timber in the protected Oral ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-says-commander-smuggled-timber-tip-%E2%80%98ignored%E2%80%99

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