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Oral community to block entrance to forestland to protect from military clearance

Villagers in the Oral district of Kampong Speu province are digging in to protect what they claim as their community forest land, despite increasing pressure from the military to leave the site.​​ ...

Sorn Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/oral-community-to-block-entrance-to-forestland-to-protect-from-military-clearance/

RAC to reduce crimes in its protected forest

The Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) discovered 10 cases of deforestation and land encroachment this month in the Techo Sen Russey Treb Park protected area which is under its jurisdiction. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501016725/rac-to-reduce-crimes-in-its-protected-forest/

Siem Reap orders tough, immediate crackdown on illegal timber sites

Siem Reap provincial deputy governor Ngan Phirun has instructed authorities to immediately put a stop to all activities at more than 140 illegal logging sites in or near protected areas and biodiversity corridors in the province to prevent further deforestation. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-orders-tough-immediate-crackdown-illegal-timber-sites

Forest Chief takes actions against illegal loggers and encroachers

Legal measures will be taken against those who illegally logged and encroached on the community forest in one of Stung Treng’s districts stated the forest chief. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50992510/forest-chief-takes-actions-against-illegal-loggers-and-encroachers/

Bokor National Park squatters told to clear out by December 15

The Kampot provincial Department of Environment warned people who have encroached upon land in Preah Monivong Bokor National Park and claimed it as their own to voluntarily remove their boundary posts or huts by December 15 or face legal action. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bokor-national-park-squatters-told-clear-out-december-15

Gov’t rejects logging claims

The Ministry of Environment has rejected reports by Amnesty International and the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) that large-scale illegal logging has increased in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary since PLCN was banned from patrolling the area. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-rejects-logging-claims

Prey Lang forest activists concern over illegal logging amid C-19

Forest protection activists in Kampong Thom province have expressed concern over increased illegal logging in Prey Lang forest as authorities are preoccupied with the recent COVID-19 situation. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50789283/prey-lang-forest-activists-concern-over-illegal-logging-amid-c-19/

Suspects wanted for logging thousands of trees in Mondulkiri

Mondulkiri provincial authorities are working to identify suspects who cut down tens of thousands of trees and buried them in a 60ha patch of forestland in order to take over the land. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/suspects-wanted-logging-thousands-trees-mondulkiri

Hunt on for illegal loggers as timber found in Ratanakkiri

Ratanakkiri provincial and O’Yadav district police forces seized 30 logs of mixed timber from a plantation in Pak Nhay commune’s Lom village on Sunday. Police suspect traders hid the logs at the plantation while they waited to transport them to be sold in Vietnam. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hunt-illegal-loggers-timber-found-ratanakkiri

Environment rangers grab two for felling trees

Kampong Thom provincial rangers arrested two suspects on Saturday as they were felling trees and about to clear some 5ha at the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, said the Ministry of Environment. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-rangers-grab-two-felling-trees

Illlegal constructions in protected areas demolished

Park rangers over the weekend found three illegal structures built in natural protected areas in the provinces of Siem Reap and Kratie, the Ministry of Environment revealed yesterday. The structures are said to have been the hiding sites of illegal loggers and poachers. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50715188/illlegal-constructions-in-protected-areas-demolished/

Logging is rampant at Prey Lang, report says

Denmark’s University of Copenhagen has drawn Prey Lang stakeholders’ attention to recently published data which shows increased illegal logging within the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/logging-rampant-prey-lang-report-says

Kampong Speu authorities, NGO confronted in timber truck raid

The Kampong Speu provincial Forestry Administration and environmental watchdog ACNCIPO attempted to seize 20 home-made trucks and nearly 20 cubic metres of timber from the Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday but were stopped by over 100 people who gathered in groups to resist the ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-authorities-ngo-confronted-timber-truck-raid

NGO urges closure of Kampong Speu logging roads

Environmental watchdog ACNCIPO director Chea Hean has requested the service of Kampong Speu provincial officials to help close logging roads in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary and the Central and Southern Cardamom National Parks. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-urges-closure-kampong-speu-logging-roads

Soldiers, residents trade blame over illegal logging in Mondulkiri

Indigenous people in Mondulkiri province plan to file a complaint with the provincial court against a military officer from the Army Base “K1” in O’Raing district’s Dak Dam commune, for clearing forest land for personal ownership within the Phnom Nam Lear Wildlife Sanctuary.​ ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/soldiers-residents-trade-blame-over-illegal-logging-mondulkiri

Village leader confesses to illegal logging allowances in Siem Reap

Banteay Srei district governor Khim Finan has issued fines of 12 million riel ($3,000) to 10 villages and a formal warning to a village chief for illegal logging in Skun village, Tbeng commune, Banteay Srei district, Siem Reap province. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/village-leader-confesses-illegal-logging-allowances-siem-reap

Seven charged over felling trees in Mondulkiri protected area

Mondulkiri provincial court on Saturday charged and jailed seven people for felling reforested trees in a protected area in Koh Nhek district’s Rayar commune, officials said. Keo Sopheak, director of Mondulkiri provincial environment department, said yesterday park rangers arrested nine suspects on Thursday at Rayar ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50689189/seven-charged-over-felling-trees-in-mondulkiri-protected-area

Forestry minister stresses importance of resources

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon on Wednesday stressed the importance of forest resources and the need to protect them to boost the economy and livelihoods of forest communities while maintaining a sustainable environment. At the Forestry Administration’s annual review meeting, attended by ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forestry-minister-stresses-importance-resources

Forestry crimes see decrease

The National Committee for the Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes said forestry crimes have largely decreased, with 59 suspects arrested and sent to court throughout last year. The committee also confiscated 9,215 cubic metres of mixed timbers and 491 items used to commit ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forestry-crimes-see-decrease

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