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ADF set to expand protected zone in Kulen national park

The Archaeology and Development Foundation (ADF) with the support of the Ministry of Environment and UNDP is expanding an existing forest protection area in Phnom Kulen National Park to 800ha. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adf-set-expand-protected-zone-kulen-national-park

Carbon credits up in forests

Minister of Environment Say Sam Al has urged relevant stakeholders to take part in protecting and conserving natural resources in wildlife sanctuaries. This, he said, will facilitate carbon credit sales to raise money to support local communities. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/carbon-credits-forests

Forest community pilot projects to be launched

The Ministry of Environment is preparing to create a community fair to contribute to improving the living standards of communities and efficiently conserve natural resources. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-community-pilot-projects-be-launched

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

'Threats' follow Prey Lang patrol

The Prey Lang community patrol network faced threats from illegal loggers after reporting the loggers’ names to authorities, along with the discovery of more than 120 cubic metres of illegally felled timber and seven chainsaws, a patrol representative said yesterday. Chheang Vuthy, a community representative from Kampong ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092058818/National-news/illegal-loggers-threaten-prey-lang-patrol.html

Trial may shed light on Wutty's death

The man accused of shooting the man who shot environmental activist Chut Wutty last April had been summoned to the Koh Kong Provincial Court to stand trial next month on charges of unintentional homicide, a court official said yesterday. According to deputy prosecutor Srey Mak Ny, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092058829/National-news/trial-held-for-environmental-activist-killers-killer.html

Journalist and forestry officer released in deal

A local journalist and a forestry officer who were arrested by military police forces in Kratie province last week for beating a man and firing a gun into the air were released on Monday as part of a compromise between the victim and his attackers. Srey ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091958792/National-news/journalist-and-forestry-officer-released-in-deal.html

Prey Long Forest Patrols Cut Short by Torrential Rain

Community groups have aborted their coordinated patrol of Prey Long forest in search of illegal logging because of heavy rain, a community member said yesterday. The Prey Long People’s Network had planned to continue its patrol-which began Friday and had already found at least 65 cubic ...

Patrols in Prey Long Forest Find Signs of Illegal Logging

Community patrols of Prey Long forest by local villagers over the last few days have uncovered at least 65 cubic meters of illicitly cut timber and three chainsaws believed to belong to the illegal loggers. Soem Sean, a member of the Prey Long People’s Network, dedicated ...

Slain Journalist's Mobile Phone Yields Clues

Police investigating the murder of a journalist whose battered body was discovered in Ratanakkiri province on Tuesday have unearthed key clues to who may have carried out the killing, an official said yesterday. Hang Serei Odom, 42-who had written exposes on the involvement of powerful people in forest ...

Stringer who reported on logging found dead

A local newspaper stringer who had written about illegal logging was found dead in the back of a car yesterday in Rattanakiri province’s O’Chum district. Hang Serei Oudom, 44, was a stringer for Vorakchun Khmer, or Khmer Hero, newspaper. Police said his body was covered in blood ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091258652/National-news/stringer-who-reported-on-logging-found-dead.html

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 ...

Provincial Governor Seeks Hun Sen's Forgiveness

Kampong Thom’s provincial governor wrote to Prime Minister Hun Sen last month to apologize and explain why district and fisheries officials were involved in clearing an area of protected flooded forest, according to a copy of his letter obtained yesterday. In the July 9 letter, written ...

Forest activists name names

Villagers who claim their patrols last week uncovered criminal activity in Prey Lang forest presented the government yesterday with a list of 15 people they say are illegally logging in the area. Reoun Sopheap, a representative of about 100 villagers from Kampong Thom province’s Sandan district, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082358237/National-news/forest-activists-reveal-names.html

Long Haul for Illegal Wood Seized on River

Forestry Administration officers said yesterday they were still struggling to remove a large cache of illegally harvested wood they seized along the Stung Chinit River in Kampong Thom province a week ago. Heng Kamich, head of the Forestry Administration in Santuk district, said the officers seized ...

Forest patrol preps evidence

Villagers who have spent recent days patrolling Prey Lang forest would file a complaint to the prime minister alleging government officials and private companies are clearing parts of the forest, a spokesman said yesterday. The 70-strong citizen patrol team who scoured the forest this week ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012081758140/National-news/forest-patrol-has-evidence-of-illegal-logging.html

Forest battle rages on

After a brief détente, a fight over the Prey Trolach community forest in Battambang province that has its citizen guardians and the Forestry Administration pitted against the military is back on, those working to protect the area from illegal logging said yesterday. Since it was deemed ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012081658037/National-news/forest-community-and-military-loggers-face-off-again.html

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