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King urges tree planting on Arbour Day

On a visit to Kratie province on Tuesday to celebrate Arbour Day, also known as National Tree Planting Day, King Norodom Sihamoni called on the people to plant trees in public areas and on their farmland and join together to prevent deforestation and environmental crimes. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/king-urges-tree-planting-arbour-day

‘Factories, fossil fuels mostly to blame for climate change’

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra on Wednesday blamed climate change and global warming on greenhouse gas emissions from heavy industrial factories and the burning of fossil fuels in developed countries. He said deforestation is only a small contributing factor. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/factories-fossil-fuels-mostly-blame-climate-change

PM hits back at environmental activists over logging criticisms

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday responded to environmental activists who accused the government of inaction over deforestation in Cambodia, saying they themselves used luxury wood to build and decorate their own homes. Speaking at the opening ceremony of Phnom Penh’s third ring road, the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-hits-back-environmental-activists-over-logging-criticisms

Committee to relocate national park villagers

The Ministry of Environment and Siem Reap provincial administration have formed a joint committee to deliberate the relocation of 5,000 people from Kulen Mountain following deforestation in the tourist area. Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra said on Sunday that the livelihood of the people affects the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/committee-relocate-national-park-villagers

Sanctuary chief accused of ‘collusion’

The Koh Kong provincial joint committee will continue its probe into the Dang Paeng Multipurpose Protected Sanctuary after social media posts alleged that mangrove forestland had been cleared in the area with the collusion of sanctuary officials. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sanctuary-chief-accused-collusion

PM to deploy helicopters to monitor illegal logging

Speaking before members of the Cambodian diaspora in the US on Sunday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said he has ordered helicopters to be deployed above forests in the Kingdom to monitor illegal logging activities. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-deploy-helicopters-monitor-illegal-logging

Government rips into WWF report

The Ministry of Agriculture’s Forestry Administration spokesman Keo Omaliss hit back on Thursday at a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report that claims the Greater Mekong will lose 30 percent of its forests by 2030 without drastic action. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-rips-wwf-report

Authorities ordered to enforce forestry laws

Despite numerous laws and committees created to tackle deforestation and illegal logging in Cambodia, the timber trade has continued unabated. In another attempt to deal with the issue, authorities across the country have been ordered to ensure they execute their responsibilities to oversee the enforcement of ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30209/authorities-ordered-to-enforce-forestry-laws/

Mystery Surrounds Ratanakkiri’s First Special Economic Zone

Construction of a special economic zone (SEZ) near the Vietnamese border in Ratanakkiri province’s eastern O’Yad­aw district is on track, but who exactly will avail of the facility and its services remains a mystery—even for senior provincial officials. The latest announced venture of agro-industry land concession ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/mystery-surrounds-ratanakkiris-first-special-economic-zone-35235/

Forest officials involved in logging, villagers say

Communities living in the protected Snuol wildlife sanctuary in Kratie province said yesterday that the sanctuary was being destroyed by private companies acting in collusion with local wildlife officers. Snuol forest community representative Mom Sakim said private interests were claiming large areas of the sanctuary without ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013060566074/National/forest-officials-involved-in-logging-villagers-say.html

Try Pheap given OK to harvest yellow vine

Logging baron Try Pheap’s MDS Import Export Co, Ltd has been granted a licence to collect and process the controversial plant known as yellow vine around the Stung Atay hydropower dam in the Cardamom Mountains, according to documents received by the Post yesterday. The vine has ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013060466045/National/try-pheap-given-ok-to-harvest-yellow-vine.html

10 Tons of rosewood seized

Ten tons of rosewood have been uncovered under cassava roots in a raid late night Monday. The raid took place in the village of Ou Klakmom in the Song commune of the Samlot district and was made with the collaboration between park preservationists, military officers and ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=MWUwZWI1ODNmNjQ

Firms’ Timber Trade Decried

Two firms holding concessions in rapidly disappearing northern forests are amassing stockpiles of tens of thousands of luxury logs cut both within and outside their leases and trucking them on to Vietnam, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights has alleged. CCHR investigators that tracked logging operations ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052865880/National/firms-timber-trade-decried.html

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