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Conflict-ridden land concession moved to new forest area

A decade-old rubber plantation project beset with disputes with local residents has had its 9,000 hectares relocated to an intact forest in Stung Treng. A sub-decree signed by the Council of Ministers in March said 9,787 hectares would be provided to Horizon Agriculture Development as “compensation” ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/conflict-ridden-land-concession-moved-to-new-forest-area/

Eyes in the sky put illegal logging in focus

Cambodia’s illegal loggers will soon have a potentially powerful new foe: a pair of NASA satellites with a keen interest in what they’re up to. Researchers at the University of Maryland in the U.S. say an innovative new system that picks up signs of forest loss ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/eyes-sky-put-illegal-logging-focus-121259/

Are banteng making a comeback in Cambodia? Researchers find new population

Researchers have discovered a new population of banteng (Bos javanicus), a species of wild cattle, in northwestern Cambodia. The discovery was announced June 4, 2014 by Fauna and Flora International (FFI), and efforts are underway to implement conservation initiatives to protect the area and its newfound banteng, ...

Janaki Lenin
http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0623-gfrn-lenin-banteng.html

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