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Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration vows to protect flooded forests

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration and the Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have expressed their commitment to protect the flooded forest and requested legal action against violators. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501101361/preah-sihanouk-provincial-administration-vows-to-protect-flooded-forests/

Mangrove saplings planted in Kampot

The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Kampot Provincial Administration, Fisheries Administration and the British Chevening Alumni Association of Cambodia (BCAAC) – with the support of the British embassy in Phnom Penh and Prudential (Cambodia) Life Insurance Plc – on April 30 planted 1,000 ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mangrove-saplings-planted-kampot

K Chhnang plants over 200,000 saplings at Tonle Sap Lake’s Zone 3

The Ministry of Environment – in cooperation with the Kampong Chhnang Provincial Administration – planted 24,000 mixed trees to rehabilitate the flooded forests of Zone 3 of the Tonle Sap Lake area. The April 25 planting took place in Thnal Chheuteal village of Kampong Leng ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/k-chhnang-plants-over-200000-saplings-tonle-sap-lakes-zone-3

Fresh focus on fisheries enforcement

On the orders of Prime Minister Hun Sen, provincial authorities in the provinces around the Tonle Sap Lake have made more than 10 arrests during an operation focused on enforcing fishing laws.  ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fresh-focus-fisheries-enforcement

More than 62,000 hectares of flooded forest land returned to the state

More than 62,000 hectares of flooded forest land in six provinces surrounding Tonle Sap lake have been returned to the government, according to an official. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501034793/more-than-62000-hectares-of-flooded-forest-land-returned-to-the-state/

Tonle Sap Lake forest replanting underway

More than 60,000ha of flooded forest land in Zone 3 in the six provinces around the Tonle Sap Lake has been reclaimed from nearly 15,000 families and returned to the state. Officials have since reforested the area with different kinds of trees, bamboos and palm ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-lake-forest-replanting-underway

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

Ministry does maintenance on Tonle Sap boundary posts to stop future land grabs

Officials from the Tonle Sap Authority and the Water Resources and Meteorology Departments in the six provinces around the Tonle Sap Lake have inspected 659 boundary posts demarcating Region 3 of the lake, which the government had preserved for fish spawning grounds until the region ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-does-maintenance-tonle-sap-boundary-posts-stop-future-land-grabs

Huge swathes of land returned to state by evicted encroachers

Kampong Thom provincial authorities have determined that over 10,000ha of flooded forestland located in three different areas near the province’s Tonle Sap Lake shoreline have been illegally encroached upon, with more than 200 families having already returned in excess of 2,000ha of misappropriated land back ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/huge-swathes-land-returned-state-evicted-encroachers

30,000ha of wetlands encroached

Nearly 30,000ha of flooded forest land stretching across the six provinces surrounding the Tonle Sap Lake have been illegally occupied or cleared by both ordinary citizens and in some cases public officials acting in a personal capacity. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/30000ha-wetlands-encroached

Over 2,000ha of flooded forest seized in new push

Over 2,000ha out of more than 10,000ha of flooded forestland around the Tonle Sap Lake have been seized, with more than a dozen offenders already begging for clemency for their encroachment on the protected areas which the government says must be preserved as fish-spawning habitat. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-2000ha-flooded-forest-seized-new-push

PM: Do not defile Tonle Sap swamp forest or else

Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered police to arrest anyone – including government officials – involved with the deforestation of the flooded forests surrounding the Tonle Sap Lake because it is an area important to the spawning of many species of fish, among other reasons. ...

Long Kimmarita and Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-do-not-defile-tonle-sap-swamp-forest-or-else

Five farmers under investigation for encroachment

Kampong Chhang provincial police have been investigating five people who are alleged to have secretly cleared and encroached on flooded forest land in separate locations covering nearly 10ha in Chhnok Trou commune’s Ses Slap village of Boribor district.​​ ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/five-farmers-under-investigation-encroachment

Authorities battle land encroachers in flooded forest

People are still taking every opportunity to encroach on the flooded forests despite the action taken by the authorities to prevent the crimes, said Kampong Thom provincial authorities. ...

Chhun Sun Ly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50903661/authorities-battle-land-encroachers-in-flooded-forest/

Crooks arrested for flooded forest clearing

Finally, the long arms of the law caught up and arrested two men for illegally clearing flooded forest in Boengreal Bratescheal at Sankoa commune, Kampong Svay district in Kampong Thom province. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50882327/crooks-arrested-for-flooded-forest-clearing/

Encroachment on Tonle Sap flooded forest land persists

Battambang provincial officials said land encroachment still occurred on thousands of hectares of flooded forest land bordering Tonle Sap Lake, and authorities lacked the resources to protect these areas.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/encroachment-tonle-sap-flooded-forest-land-persists

Kampong Chhnang flooded forest to see 8,000 trees planted

The Kampong Chhnang provincial Forestry Administration plans to plant around 8,000 trees on 4ha of flooded forest at the Trapaing Trav area in Chhnok Trou commune’s Ses Slap village in Boribor district. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-chhnang-flooded-forest-see-8000-trees-planted

Village leader confesses to illegal logging allowances in Siem Reap

Banteay Srei district governor Khim Finan has issued fines of 12 million riel ($3,000) to 10 villages and a formal warning to a village chief for illegal logging in Skun village, Tbeng commune, Banteay Srei district, Siem Reap province. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/village-leader-confesses-illegal-logging-allowances-siem-reap

B’bang wetland being illegally logged,cleared

Some 100ha of flooded forest land in Battambang province’s Sangke district has been illegally logged and cleared in recent months, local community groups and the Fisheries Administration said on Wednesday. The flooded forest land, situated the province’s Area 2 and Area 3, has been classified ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bbang-wetland-being-illegally-loggedcleared-0

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