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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

Arrest warrants issued against three timber tycoons

Mondulkiri Provincial Court has issued warrants of arrest against three well-known tycoons who failed to appear for questioning over suspected large-scale illegal logging operations.​ ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50644486/arrest-warrants-issued-against-three-timber-tycoons/

Sokha orders destruction of timber trucks in B’bang

National Military Police commander Sao Sokha ordered the destruction on Monday of 10 makeshift vehicles that were used in forestry crimes in Battambang province. Sokha, who is also chairman of the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Forestry Crimes, ordered officers to destroy them ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sokha-orders-destruction-timber-trucks-battambang

Authorities on hunt for illegal timber suspect

Authorities are on the hunt for a man who escaped custody on Tuesday after being arrested for allegedly transporting luxurious timber in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary. The suspect was detained by environmental rangers at the Keo Seima Wildlife sanctuary headquarters on Monday but ran off ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-hunt-illegal-timber-suspect

‘Freeze human traffickers’ assets’

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng ordered relevant authorities to freeze the assets of those found to be involved in human trafficking and illegal logging. Sar Kheng was speaking at the annual Interfaith Forum on Combating Human Trafficking in the capital on Wednesday. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/freeze-human-traffickers-assets

Two Vietnamese men sent to Mondulkiri court for illegal logging

Two Vietnamese nationals and a Cambodian were sent to Mondulkiri Provincial Court on Wednesday for their involvement in forestry crimes. Mondulkiri provincial Military Police commander Hem Bonarel told The Post on Wednesday the trio was arrested on Tuesday in Banlung town. He declined to provide ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-vietnamese-men-sent-mondulkiri-court-illegal-logging

Loggers arrested in Kampomg Chhnang

Kampomg Chhnang provincial joint taskforces have detained four suspects and impounded agricultural equipment used to clear forest and wetland in Kampong Leng district. Chin Sophat, the provincial chief of economic crime police, told The Post on Tuesday that the crackdown was part of a three-day ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/loggers-arrested-kampomg-chhnang

Oknha Sam Ol and three others charged and jailed

Tycoon Soeng Sam Ol and three alleged accomplices have been placed in pre-trial detention after being charged with illegal logging, while more than 40 vehicles reportedly used to carry out the offences were handed over to Mondulkiri provincial authorities on Sunday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oknha-sam-ol-and-three-others-charged-and-jailed

Oknha Sam Ol in court for Mondulkiri illegal logging

Following their arrest on Tuesday, tycoon Soeng Sam Ol, owner of the Master K Sun company, two supervisors and a driver were sent to Mondulkiri provincial court on Thursday on grounds of alleged illegal logging. Meanwhile, National Military Police commander Sao Sokha announced that the ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oknha-sam-ol-court-mondulkiri-illegal-logging

Vehicles used in alleged case of Oknha Sam Ol destroyed

Vehicles used in the alleged illegal logging that led to the arrest of Soeng Sam Ol were blown up on Wednesday, as the tycoon and three alleged accomplices were sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court by National Military Police. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vehicles-used-alleged-case-oknha-sam-ol-destroyed

NGO seizes 2,300 chainsaws

International wildlife and forest conservation organisation, Wildlife Alliance, said on Monday that 2,300 chainsaws were seized from illegal loggers in the Southern Cardamom Mountains in the last two years. The seizing of the chainsaws is a joint programme initiated by the Ministry of Environment and ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-seizes-2300-chainsaws

Oddar Meanchey forestry official denies logging collusion allegation

A senior forestry official, based in Oddar Meanchey province’s Trapaing Prasat district, on Wednesday, denied villagers’ accusations that he had colluded with an alleged timber trader – a soldier who also denied any wrongdoing. Residents of Trapaing Prasat village say that Trapaing Prasat district Forestry ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oddar-meanchey-forestry-official-denies-logging-collusion-allegation

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