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

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

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

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

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

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

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

District Governor Questioned Over Clearing Protected Forest

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court questioned a district governor from Kampong Thom province yesterday over his involvement  in clearing protected flooed forest in the province in July. Prim Rottha, Stong district governor, is one of about 20 officials who received court summonses in July over their suspected ...

Fisheries Official Questioned Over Clearing Flooded Forest

A fisheries official accused of involvement in the clearing of an area of protected flooded forest in Kampong Thom province in July was questioned at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday. Korn Chanseiha, chief of the Fisheries Administration’s Stong district office, is one of about 20 officials ...

Officials to Be Questioned Over Destruction of Flooded Forest

A district governor and two fisheries officials are among 10 people who will be questioned at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court next week over the destruction of flooded forest to make way for dry-season rice fields in Kampong Thom province, an official said yesterday. On July 27, ...

Six Charged for Making Illegal Fishing Reservoirs

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday charged six people, including a provincial director of water resources and a commune chief, for their involvement in creating illegal fishing reservoirs in Kompong Thom province. “They were charged with clearing a flooded forest for encroachment and illegally constructing ...

Six Questioned Over Tonle Sap Reservoirs

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday questioned six people, including a provincial director of water resources and a commune chief, over allegations that they cleared part of a flooded forest in Kompong Thom to illegally construct reservoirs on the Tonle Sap. Earlier this month, military ...

Men charged in bulldozing protected forest

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday charged two government officials and four farmers from Kampong Thom province’s Stoung district with encroachment onto protected land after they allegedly bulldozed a flooded forest that was designated as a protected fish hatchery, police and NGO officials said. ...

Huge swaths of flooded forest protected by decree

Almost  650,000 hectares of ecologically-rich flooded forest surrounding the Tonle Sap lake has been protected by a sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday. The 647,406 hectare area spans sections of Kampong Chhnang, Pursat, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap and Kampong Thom provinces. ...

Hun Sen Establishes Protected Zone for Tonle Sap Floodplains

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday signed off on a sub-decree that officially created a 640,000-hectare protected zone covering the flooded forest and floodplains of Tonle Sap lake. The sub-decree determined that 647,406 hectares of flooded forest around Tonle Sap lake in Kompong Chhnang, Pursat, ...

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