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USAID to consult public before next round of Prey Lang funding

The next round of USAID funding for protection of the Prey Lang forest will be preceded by a consultation process that environmentalists and experts studying the area are calling crucial. ...

Cristina Maza and Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/usaid-consult-public-next-round-prey-lang-funding

Government expands sanctuary in Prey Lang, adds Preah Vihear

The government has reversed course on a controversial decision to downsize the proposed boundaries of a long-awaited protected area for the beleaguered Prey Lang Forest, the largest lowland evergreen forest left in Southeast Asia.   ...

Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-expands-sanctuary-in-prey-lang-adds-preah-vihear-112723/

PM signs off on protected forests

Prime Minister Hun Sen has signed a sub-decree to mark 18 protected areas over nearly three million hectares of land across Prey Lang forest, according to a Ministry of Environment statement released yesterday. ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24817/pm-signs-off-on-protected-forests/

All citizens enlisted in crackdown on illegal logging

After setting up the National Anti-Deforestation Committee (NADC) in an attempt to show that the government was trying to stop illegal logging, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on all citizens to join the battle, saying people even had the right to make citizen arrests ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24392/all-citizens-enlisted-in-crackdown-on-illegal-logging/

PM decides to protect 1 million hectares of forest

Prime Minister Hun Sen has agreed to legally protect nearly 1 million hectares of the Kingdom’s forest land, including the Prey Lang forest. Speaking during the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport’s annual meeting at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia, Mr. Hun Sen said he ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23482/pm-decides-to-protect-1-million-hectares-of-forest/

Firms’ Timber Trade Decried

Two firms holding concessions in rapidly disappearing northern forests are amassing stockpiles of tens of thousands of luxury logs cut both within and outside their leases and trucking them on to Vietnam, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights has alleged. CCHR investigators that tracked logging operations ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052865880/National/firms-timber-trade-decried.html

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