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NGOs express concerns over new Prey Lang rules

Environmental NGOs expressed concerns this week about a requirement from the Ministry of Environment to get advanced permission to patrol the Prey Lang protected forest, saying doing so could lead to illegal loggers getting tipped off, given the history of collusion with officials in the ...

Yesenia Amaro and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-express-concerns-over-new-prey-lang-rules

Illegal checkpoints, logging tools netted

Activists in Kratie province’s Snuol district seized seven chainsaws over the weekend and collected evidence that four police checkpoints were used to solicit bribes from illegal loggers, representatives of the network said yesterday. After scouring thousands of hectares of protected forest from Friday through yesterday, the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013031962013/National/illegal-checkpoints-logging-tools-netted.html

Tiffs over stalls dog border checkpoints

Cambodian and Thai officials are having trouble resolving tensions over border checkpoints in Oddar Meanchey, Cambodian authorities said yesterday. Following a verbal request from Thai border police that their Cambodian counterparts rejected last week, Thai officers submitted a letter last Friday asking Cambodian authorities to move ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012160885/National/tiffs-over-stalls-dog-border-checkpoints.html

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 ...

Cambodian forest campaigners fight rampant logging

KOH KONG, Cambodia – Frustrated by government inaction, Cambodian citizen patrollers are risking their lives to take on the country’s illegal loggers in a bid to save their shrinking forests. The shooting of a prominent environmentalist by a military policeman last month after he refused to ...

http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120527-348666.html

Hundreds Stopped in Attempt to Curb Illegal Logging on Border

Hundreds of would-be illegal loggers have been stopped this year by provincial authorities in Preah Vihear, Oddar Meanchey and Banteay Meanchey who have stopped them from crossing the border into Thailand, where Thai soldiers have killed 17 Cambodians so far this year. In Preah Vihear alone, ...

Police to ‘monitor’ activists

Kampong Thom province Police and soldiers have been deployed to Prey Lang forest to monitor the activities of about 500 villagers patrolling for illegal loggers, a police official said yesterday. The police and military officers gathered along a road leading to the CRCK rubber company, which has ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032755262/National-news/police-to-monitor-activists.html

Officials Again Seize Timber In Kratie Without Any Arrests

For the second time in a month, Forestry Administration officials in Kratie province’s Snuol district have found hundreds of cubic meters of first-grade wood that had been smuggled to a site near the tributary of the Prek Pao river, officials said yesterday. As in previous wood ...

Villagers Begin Second Patrol of Sanctuary

Villagers from all five communes of Kratie province’s Snuol district began patrolling the Snuol Wildlife Sanctuary yesterday in a bid to protect the area from illegal loggers, in the second multiday crackdown undertaken by residents this year. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012031354998/National-news/snuol-villagers-begin-second-patrol-of-sanctuary.html

Six Arrested For Crossing Laos Border

Six Cambodians, including a police officer, were arrested in Laos last week after crossing into the country illegally from bordering Stung Treng province, according to a military official. The group, which also included two women, had been foraging for plants and fishing in the jungle near ...

Three more shot dead logging on border

Three Oddar Meanchey province villagers were shot to death on Monday while logging on the Thai-Cambodian border, officials said yesterday, bringing the total number of border killings so far this year to 14 and drawing concern from human rights groups over the continuing bloodshed around ...

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