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Provincial authorities stop degraded forest clearance

The Kampong Chhnang provincial authority and forestry officials on Thursday stopped a group of people from clearing degraded forest where the government plans to replant trees and turn into a protected area in Samaki Meanchey district’s Kraing Lvea commune. Four tractors were seized as evidence ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/provincial-authorities-stop-degraded-forest-clearance

Environmental law changes get go-ahead

The ministries of Interior, Environment, and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Monday agreed on the amendment to the laws concerning forestry, fisheries and natural resource protection. They are set to send the draft to the Council of Ministers for revision before it can be passed ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environmental-law-changes-get-go-ahead

Forest law amendment to be done before 2023

Interior Minister Sar Kheng is pushing for an amendment of the forestry law to be done before the end of the current mandate. Earlier this week, Mr Kheng said that illegal logging in Mondulkiri province is rampant and that an amendment was needed to delegate ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50536611/forest-law-amendment-to-be-done-before-2023/

Sar Kheng slams forest crime

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng cited satellite footage of recent forest crimes as he criticised inept provincial officials for illegal logging and the flouting of the Kingdom’s forestry law. “You are not born with the forest. We have an obligation to protect the natural resources ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-slams-forest-crime

High Court orders release of 8 VN logging suspects

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Mondulkiri provincial authority to release on bail eight Vietnamese nationals who have been imprisoned for more than six months over an illegal timber trade. At an hour-long trial in absentia, the Supreme Court ordered the eight Vietnamese to ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/high-court-orders-release-8-vn-logging-suspects

Authorities in Ratanakkiri find stash of 160 pieces of timber

Authorities in Ratanakkiri province’s O’Chum district on Saturday commandeered 160 pieces of first-grade timber they stumbled upon. They believe the timber was a collected stash that illegal loggers had hidden in the forest as they waited for rain to cease before transporting it out, said ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-ratanakkiri-find-stash-160-pieces-timber

Senate approves forestry law

The Senate yesterday approved a draft law to adopt the Asian Forest Cooperation Organisation’s policies to help regulate existing measures to prevent forest crimes. The approval of the draft law followed a May 31 National Assembly session where all 112 lawmakers approved the draft law. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50499816/senate-approves-forestry-law/

Three caught hauling 18 tonnes of timber

Three men were sent to court yesterday for allegedly hauling more than 18 tonnes of illegally logged first-grade timber in Kampong Thom province. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-caught-hauling-18-tonnes-timber

Timber trafficking grandma charged in Phnom Penh

Well-known timber trafficker Heng Samneang was charged on Sunday with illegal logging and interfering with the work of public officials, according to a Phnom Penh Municipal Court officer, days after she allegedly tried to retrieve some of her ill-gotten timber with the help of a ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/timber-trafficking-grandma-charged-phnom-penh-119360/

Commune Chief Charged With Smuggling Wood

The Ratanakkiri Provincial Court on Thursday charged an opposition CNRP commune chief with smuggling protected forest products after he was arrested while transporting logs to sell in Vietnam, officials said. Sev Nhang, who was elected chief of Batang commune in O’Ya­daw district for the Sam Rainsy ...

Kuch Naren
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/commune-chief-charged-with-smuggling-wood-46467/

Try Pheap given OK to harvest yellow vine

Logging baron Try Pheap’s MDS Import Export Co, Ltd has been granted a licence to collect and process the controversial plant known as yellow vine around the Stung Atay hydropower dam in the Cardamom Mountains, according to documents received by the Post yesterday. The vine has ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013060466045/National/try-pheap-given-ok-to-harvest-yellow-vine.html

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