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Indigenous representatives in Mondulkiri seek Prime Minister's intervention to keep community land

Representatives of indigenous peoples in Mondulkiri province file a petition at the office of Prime Minister Hun Sen to keep more than 200 hectares of community land for residents and stop giving that land to a private company for development that will affect their livelihood. ...

Saut Sokprathna
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/26/indigenous-representatives-in-mondulkiri-seek-prime-ministers-intervention-to-save-community-land/

Pounong indigenous peoples ask Mondulkiri Provincial Authorities to take action against those clearing their faith mountain

Indigenous people in Laoka village, Sokdom commune, Sen Monorom city, Mondulkiri province, request the authorities to take action to prevent the clearing of the mountainous land, which is a place of worship and the extraction of non-timber forest products as they claim that the perpetrators ...

Meng Kroypunlok
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/15/punong-people-ask-the-authorities-to-take-action-against-those-who-cleared-the-mountain/

Indigenous people gather in front of Kampong Thom Provincial Court as a witness testifies in their land case

On Friday, more than 20 representatives of the Kuy indigenous group in Ngon commune, Sandan district, Kampong Thom province gathered in front of the Kampong Thom Provincial Court while an indigenous witness testifies to the case of their representative involved in a land dispute. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/04/indigenous-gather-in-front-of-kampong-thom-court-as-a-witness-testifies-in-their-land-case/

Civil society groups call on government to add more inputs on access to information law to reduce corruption

Civil society organizations and indigenous peoples’ representatives call on the government to disclose information to the public and include additional elements in the “Right to Information Law” to reduce corruption while they still face some challenges in obtaining sensitive information from government. ...

Nat Sopheap
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/09/28/civil-society-to-add-elements-to-information-law-to-reduce-corruption/

Communities ask government to enforce protection of Preah Rokar Wildlife Sanctuary as timber exports continue

Kuy community in Promeru commune, Tbeng Meanchey district, Preah Vihear province, has again requested the government, especially local authorities and relevant ministries to enforce forest protection at Preah Rokar Wildlife Sanctuary as they claim that the illegal transportation of timber from the forest continues to ...

Meng Kroypunlok
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/09/26/communities-ask-govt-to-increase-protection-of-preah-rokar-wildlife-sanctuary/

Kbal Romeas Community requests authorities to provide 3,000 hectares of communal land

The Kbal Romeas community requests the authorities to help protect their forests from the Chinese company Sivgex and expedite the establishment of another 3,000 hectares of their communal land. ...

Meng Kroypunlok
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/09/19/kbal-romeas-community-requests-authorities-to-create-3000-hectares-of-collective-land/

Communal titling ends in relief for some, anxiety for others

Indigenous communities attempting to register communal lands are often left in bureaucratic limbo and are at risk of losing this land, advocates said this week, even as the government handed more than 4,000 hectares to three communities in May. ​ ...

ភិន រតនា
https://vodenglish.news/communal-titling-ends-in-relief-for-some-anxiety-for-others/

Brao, Kreung communities receive 4,000 hectares in Ratanakiri

Around 4,000 hectares of state forests have been transferred to collective ownership by indigenous groups in Ratanakiri, according to government decrees. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/brao-kreung-communities-receive-4000-hectares-in-ratanakiri/

Ratanakiri Land Dispute Escalates Amid Indigenous Frustration

Nine Tampoun villagers are facing an imminent court verdict over allegedly stealing wood from a Chinese concessionaire with which Ratanakiri communities have been locked in an escalating dispute. ...

Phin Rathana
https://vodenglish.news/ratanakiri-land-dispute-escalates-amid-indigenous-frustration/

Mondulkiri province’s indigenous farmers say they have no market for their avocados this year

Farmers from indigenous communities in Mondulkiri province say they are not able to sell their avocado crop right now to the point that some villagers have left their avocados on the ground instead of harvesting them. ...

Po Sophea and Sam Sopich
https://cambodianess.com/article/mondulkiri-provinces-indigenous-farmers-say-they-have-no-market-for-their-avocados-this-year

Three Bunong summoned over death threat in M’kiri

Mondulkiri provincial Military Police have summoned three members of the Bunong indigenous community in Sokdum commune’s Laoka village of Sen Monorom town to appear on May 19 over accusations that they disregarded the court ruling and used violence and made death threats against a local ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-bunong-summoned-over-death-threat-mkiri

Bunong block bulldozers, allege illegal land clearing

Fifty indigenous people in Mondulkiri province on March 15 stopped the clearing of forest land in Sokdom commune’s Laoka village, claiming that the site was reserved for collective land registration of the Bunong indigenous community. They said that clearing the land will result in the ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-block-bulldozers-allege-illegal-land-clearing

‘Cultural Landscape of the Bunong People’ named to international conservation advocacy programme

The “Cultural Landscape of the Bunong People” has been named to the 2022 World Monuments Watch, as one of 25 heritage sites deemed to be of worldwide significance, critical for the local community, and in urgent need of preservation. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cultural-landscape-bunong-people-named-international-conservation-advocacy-programme

Mekong Communities Tell of Hardship From Hydropower Dams

About 200 people from Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia affected by hydropower dam projects on the Mekong River and its tributaries gathered in Phnom Penh yesterday to share their experiences of how their lives have been adversely affected since the dams were constructed. Speaking at the ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/mekong-communities-tell-of-hardship-from-hydropower-dams-28793/

Cambodian greens see red in upcoming dams

For Meach Mean, a veteran campaigner against hydropower dams in Cambodia’s northeast, this year has brought a double dose of bad news. First, he says, two Chinese hydropower companies have begun feasibility studies into a pair of dams planned for tributaries of the Mekong River ...

http://www.gulf-times.com/environment/231/details/353963/cambodian-greens-see-red-in-upcoming-dams

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