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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

Forest crimes see a drop in Ratanakkiri

Government officials and civil society organisations in Ratanakkiri province report a significant decrease in the number of forest crimes, noting that perpetrators are no longer using large vehicles to transport the timber. Ratanakkiri provincial Department of Agriculture director Soy Sona said that, on the surface, ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-crimes-see-drop-ratanakkiri

WWF calls for more action to protect endangered animals

Kratie Province–World Wildlife Fund Cambodia yesterday urged Kratie provincial authorities to take firm action against fishing, forestry, and forest land encroachment crimes in order to protect and preserve rare species of wild animals that are currently under threat. Horm Chandet, a landscape manager for WWF’s ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679406/wwf-calls-for-more-action-to-protect-endangered-animals

Bunong complain of logging at Phnom Preah mountain

The Bunong ethnic community in Mondulkiri province’s Me Pai village, Pou Chrei commune, in Pech Chreada district alleged that an estimated 100ha of protected forest at the foot of the Phnom Preah mountain had been illegally logged with help from local authorities. Sreunh Sinuon, a ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-complain-logging-phnom-preah-mountain

Four in Mondulkiri court for logging

Mondulkiri provincial Forestry Administration sent four men to court for their involvement in a forest crime in Keo Seima district. Mondulkiri provincial Military Police arrested the four men and confiscated a van, two chainsaws and another equipment used to commit the forest crime in Sre ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/four-mondulkiri-court-logging

Rangers release four illegal loggers after father’s appeal

Four suspected illegal loggers in the Prey Lang area who are alleged to have tried to strangle Preah Vihear provincial rangers were subsequently released after an elderly father appealed to them on Sunday. Prasat Phnom Kriel Community Natural Protected Area chief Phok Hong told The ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rangers-release-four-illegal-loggers-after-fathers-appeal

Man held, timber, motorbikes seized in Dak Dam commune

Mondulkiri provincial joint forces detained a man for questioning, confiscated seven motorbikes and seized 178 timber logs in O’Raing district’s Dak Dam commune on Saturday. Provincial department of Agriculture director Song Kheang said officials from his department, the forestry administration, provincial police, Military Police and ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/man-held-timber-motorbikes-seized-dak-dam-commune

Large-scale logging halted in Kampong Speu, Pursat provinces

Police from Kampong Speu and Pursat provinces and officials from environmental non-profit Wildlife Alliance cracked down on illegal logging and wildlife poaching activities in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary and the National Park in the Cardamom Mountains. A report from Wildlife Alliance posted on social ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/large-scale-logging-halted-kampong-speu-pursat-provinces

Think Biotech director Lu refutes activists’ illegal logging reports

Think Biotech (Cambodia) Co Ltd director Lu Chu Chang has dismissed as slanderous, reports by forest and environmental activists that the company is connected to illegal logging. The reports claimed Think Biotech was involved in the illegal logging of forests in the Prey Lang Wildlife ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/think-biotech-director-lu-refutes-activists-illegal-logging-reports

Illegal logging persists in Cambodia’s Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary: Report

Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia continues to be illegally cleared, according to a new report by the Cambodian Youth Network (CYN). Located in the central plains of Cambodia, Prey Lang forest straddles the four provinces of Kratie, Stung Treng, Kampong Thom and Preah Vihear. ...

Shreya Dasgupta
https://news.mongabay.com/2019/11/illegal-logging-persists-in-cambodias-prey-lang-wildlife-sanctuary-report/

Illegal logging threatens Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, says CYN report

The Cambodian Youth Network (CYN) released a report on Tuesday noting the loss and deforestation of some 3,000ha of forest land in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary because of logging since last year. The report was based on investigative research into illegal logging in the said ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-logging-threatens-prey-lang-wildlife-sanctuary-says-cyn-report

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