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King calls for more trees to be planted

King Norodom Sihamoni has expressed his wish for Cambodians to plant trees of all species in as many places as possible. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501109984/king-calls-for-more-trees-to-be-planted/

Kampong Thom Forestry Administration taking over patrols of Prey Ang Ten sanctuary

Kampong Thom provincial governor Nguon Rattanak has instructed the Forestry Administration (FA) cantonment to prepare for an increase in patrols in Prey Ang Ten Wildlife Sanctuary in order to more effectively prevent encroachment on state land. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-thom-forestry-administration-taking-over-patrols-prey-ang-ten-sanctuary

Court returns disputed land to firm in Preah Vihear

A joint force, acting on the Preah Vihear Provincial Court order, on May 13 confiscated 23.4ha of state land from an individual and returned it to Mekong Rubber Plantation Co Ltd after he was judged to have illegally occupied the land – which had been ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-returns-disputed-land-firm-preah-vihear

S Reap officials seize contraband charcoal

The Siem Reap provincial Forestry Administration’s (FA) mobile team and local officials in Chi Kraeng district seized four charcoal trailers at the intersection of National Road 6 in Kok Thloak Krom commune on May 3 for transporting it across the provincial border. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/s-reap-officials-seize-contraband-charcoal

SR wild orchid hunt turns up abundance of species

Forestry Administration officials are continuing to search for wild orchids in Siem Reap province after finding 180 species last week while working in the area of the Changkarn Roi Forest Community in Varin district. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sr-wild-orchid-hunt-turns-abundance-species

Afforestation project launched

The Forestry Administration signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Asian Forest Cooperation Organisation (AFoCO) on March 7 to launch a project on afforestation along with sustainable agriculture and community forest management. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/afforestation-project-launched

Slight increase in 2020 forest crime cases

The Forestry Administration said yesterday that forestry crime, mostly timber and wildlife, has increased 19 percent in 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50793602/slight-increase-in-2020-forest-crime-cases/

Hun Sen blames forest loss on population rise

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday blamed the Kingdom’s rising population as a factor contributing to deforestation. He also told government critics who lived on deforested land to return it to the authorities for replanting. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-blames-forest-loss-population-rise

Cops look for Preah Vihear thnong wood suspect

Police are on the lookout for an SUV driver who escaped after a chase by Rovieng District Forestry Administration (FA) officials in Preah Vihear province, who spotted his vehicle hauling two cubic metres of expensive thnong timber. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cops-look-preah-vihear-thnong-wood-suspect

Officials seize 400kg of wildlife in Kratie

Phnom Penh Forestry Administration (FA) on Tuesday morning stopped a passenger bus that was carrying snakes, water monitor lizards, turtles and tortoises, weighing a total of 400kg, said Kom Seyha, office chief at the Phnom Penh FA, who led the operation. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-seize-400kg-wildlife-kratie

Authorities in Oddar Meanchey on the hunt for wild elephant

Cambodian authorities are monitoring a rogue wild elephant following a day in pursuit of the pachyderm after she trampled a number of villagers’ farmland. The female elephant was spotted on Sunday morning in Oddar Meanchey’s Dangrek Mountains – a rare sighting, according to Banteay Ampil ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-oddar-meanchey-hunt-wild-elephant

Kampong Speu villagers burn seized load of timber

Forestry Administration officials and local police on Wednesday intercepted a load of illegal timber in Kampong Speu, but only managed to seize two of the 10 first-grade logs after villagers began to burn the timber – and attempted to do the same to an FA ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-villagers-burn-seized-load-timber

Still no action taken on threatening of forest patroller

Forest patrollers and rights groups are questioning why the Oddar Meanchey Forestry Administration has yet to take action after a soldier transporting illegal timber allegedly beat and threatened to kill a patroller last month. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/still-no-action-taken-threatening-forest-patroller

Snakes seized in Pursat, owner fined

Military police, forestry administration officers and Wildlife Alliance officials on Wednesday raided a house in Pursat province used to facilitate the illegal wildlife trade, seizing nearly 80 kilos of snakes. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50107472/snakes-seized-pursat-owner-fined/

Soldiers ‘attack’ patrollers for confiscating timber

A Royal Cambodian Armed Forces member, backed up by seven of his fellow soldiers, allegedly attacked a community forest patroller and threatened to set him and his family on fire for confiscating illegal timber, according to the patroller. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/soldiers-attack-patrollers-confiscating-timber

Timber found inside tanker

Nearly seven months after a gas tanker truck was involved in a deadly crash in Banteay Meanchey province, authorities finally searched it on Saturday, finding it loaded with rosewood. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/timber-found-inside-tanker

Kandal timber raid yields 20 tonnes

Authorities yesterday discovered at least 20 tonnes of rosewood and other luxury timber after raiding a warehouse in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kandal-timber-raid-yields-20-tonnes

Timber raids log multiple arrests

Forestry officials in Stung Treng province arrested two people and confiscated three SUVs loaded with timber on Saturday night during a raid in Siem Pang district. ...

Niem Chheng and Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/timber-raids-log-multiple-arrests

Forestry crimes triple, but fines down: report

Illegal forest clearing is taking place at about three times the rate it did last year, but fines for forestry and wildlife crimes have fallen dramatically, according to a progress report released last week by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries (MAFF). ...

Mech Dara and Jack Davies
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forestry-crimes-triple-fines-down-report

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