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Local authorities unaware of mangrove deforestation and sea construction in Koh Kong province

Local authorities in Koh Kong province claim that they are still unaware of the case of mangrove deforestation and construction of solid structures into the sea within its jurisdiction yet. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/09/local-authorities-not-yet-aware-of-the-case-of-mangrove-deforestation/

Environmental activists march to the Ministry of Environment to demand an end forest patrols restrictions

A group of 30 environmental activists dressed in white marched to the Ministry of Environment to petition for an end to restrictions on civil liberties in forest protection activities in Cambodia. ...

Khan Leakhena
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/09/29/updated-youths-march-to-the-moe-to-demand-an-end-to-forest-patrol-restrictions/

Metta forest’s Buddhist statues destroyed in wind

The Metta forest community in Kampong Speu says three Buddha statues around the forest’s pagoda have been destroyed after wind blew down nearby trees, and residents are blaming loggers who they say are continuing to cut down the surrounding forest. ...

Meng Kroypunlok
https://vodenglish.news/metta-forests-buddhist-statues-destroyed-in-wind/

Illegal logging rife in RAC park

The Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) has found eight cases of deforestation and land encroachment in the Techo Sen Russey Treb Park in Preah Vihear province. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501146255/illegal-logging-rife-in-rac-park/

Preah Vihear’s indigenous patrollers red flag Preah Roka logging

Indigenous community patrollers found around 250 cases of suspected deforestation at Preah Vihear’s Prey Preah Roka forest during two patrols in July and August, and are urging authorities to allow more patrols into the forest. ...

Meng Kroypunlok
https://vodenglish.news/preah-vihears-indigenous-patrollers-red-flag-preah-roka-logging/

Environment ministry, activists spar over Preah Roka deforestation claims

The Kuy indigenous community in Brame village and commune and six environmental activists claim to have found 260 cases of deforestation in the Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary of Preah Vihear province from July 15 to 17. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-activists-spar-over-preah-roka-deforestation-claims

Cambodia commits to halve deforestation by 2030

Cambodia is all set to reduce deforestation by half by the year 2030 and achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions in its forestry sector by 2040. ...

Son Minea
http://khmertimeskh.com/501024424/cambodia-commits-to-halve-deforestation-by-2030/

RAC to reduce crimes in its protected forest

The Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) discovered 10 cases of deforestation and land encroachment this month in the Techo Sen Russey Treb Park protected area which is under its jurisdiction. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501016725/rac-to-reduce-crimes-in-its-protected-forest/

Ministry refutes NGO’s claims of deforestation in santuaries

A senior Ministry of Environment official has hit back at some local and international NGOs for their reports on deforestation, which they claim has affected the rights of indigenous people. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-refutes-ngos-claims-deforestation-santuaries

Authorities stumble onto over 60ha of deforestation in Kampong Thom

The Forestry Administration in Kampong Thom province has stumbled onto deforestation of more than 60 hectares of land in the Ang Ten community forest. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501008570/authorities-stumble-onto-over-60ha-of-deforestation-in-kampong-thom/

Activists say mangroves under threat

Some of Cambodia’s fishing communities and civil society organisations are expressing great concern over the ongoing loss of mangrove forests in coastal areas due to illegal encroachment as well as legal coastal development projects. They called on relevant authorities to intervene on the matter. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-say-mangroves-under-threat

On the right track to generating carbon credits

The 43 new sites identified by the Ministry of Environment and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Greening Prey Lang for the supply of carbon credits will bring positive environmental, community and biodiversity impacts to Cambodia besides having no deforestation and degradation of protected ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50920930/on-the-right-track-to-generating-carbon-credits/

Stung Treng officials find illegal timber stockpile, owner escapes

A large amount of illegal luxury timber was impounded by Stung Treng provincial Forestry Administration officials on April 26 after it was discovered in a forest in the province’s Sen Chey district.   ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/stung-treng-officials-find-illegal-timber-stockpile-owner-escapes

Ministry rejects report on loss of forest cover

The Ministry of Environment rejected a report from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime which claimed that Cambodia had lost more than 50,000ha of forest cover in Prey Lang Wildlife and Preah Rokar-Chheb Wildlife Sanctuaries over an 18-year period.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-rejects-report-loss-forest-cover

Illegal loggers clear 30 hectares of forest in Mondulkiri province

Illegal loggers have cleared 30-hectares of community forest land, close to the site of thousands of natural stone pillars in Mondulkiri province, felling hundreds of trees and leaving the area barren. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50781262/illegal-loggers-clear-30-hectares-of-forest-in-mondulkiri-province/

Cambodia’s land concessions yield few benefits, sow social and environmental devastation

Cambodia’s government has strenuously promoted long-term leasing of unused land as Economic Land Concessions (ELCs) to attract investors and encourage development in the impoverished nation, but observers say the policy has resulted in few benefits at the cost of huge social and environmental impacts. ...

RFA staff
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/concessions-08262020174829.html

Kratie military police seize lorries, trailers and timber

A three-day operation by the Kratie provincial Military Police ended in the seizure of three lorries, two trailers and about four cubic meters of timber. The suspects escaped. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://bit.ly/2KCNPXI

Six detained over forest clearing in Mondulkiri

Mondulkiri provincial court sent six people in pre-trial detention on Friday and Saturday on separate charges of deforestation and encroachment on natural protected areas, the provincial department of environment revealed. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50717269/six-detained-over-forest-clearing-in-mondulkiri/

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