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Sanctuary head sued for not stopping forest occupations

Four Bunong and an Adhoc official filed a joint lawsuit against Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary head Prum Vibol Ratanak at the Mondulkiri Provincial Court for failing to stop illegal land occupation and the buying and selling of forest land.​ ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sanctuary-head-sued-not-stopping-forest-occupations

Sanctuary head sued for not stopping forest occupations

Four Bunong and an Adhoc official filed a joint lawsuit against Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary head Prum Vibol Ratanak at the Mondulkiri Provincial Court for failing to stop illegal land occupation and the buying and selling of forest land. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sanctuary-head-sued-not-stopping-forest-occupations

Cambodian sanctuaries home to critically endangered species

Environment Minister Say Samal on Tuesday said upon inspection on the conservation work in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, authorities reported the sanctuary is home to 60 species of rare and critically endangered animals and 25 species of carnivorous animals. The place was also recognised for ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50718562/cambodian-sanctuaries-home-to-critically-endangered-species/

Authorities say trees cleared in Mondulkiri sanctuary for road

The Bunong Indigenous community in Sen Monorom commune, in O’Raing district, Mondulkiri province, has claimed that big trees within the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary have been secretly bulldozed. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-say-trees-cleared-mondulkiri-sanctuary-road

Rangers rescue elephant cow from mud pit

Park rangers in Mondulkiri province’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary yesterday rescued a wild elephant cow which had been stuck for hours after falling into a mud pit. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50689590/rangers-rescue-elephant-cow-from-mud-pit

Ministry grants M’kiri communities right to manage natural resources

Twelve of 19 representatives from protected areas in the Phnom Prich, Srepok and Keo Seima wildlife sanctuaries in Mondulkiri province – consisting of nearly 13,000 people – signed an agreement with the Ministry of Environment on the sustainable management of natural resources. The agreement was ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-grants-mkiri-communities-right-manage-natural-resources

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 into ...

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

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

Mondulkiri governor revokes land ownership of ministry official

The Mondulkiri provincial administration has annulled the ownership of 990ha in Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary after finding that a senior justice ministry official had encroached on a conservation zone. The provincial hall said Seng Sovannara – the Ministry of Justice’s under-secretary of state and a ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-governor-revokes-land-ownership-ministry-official

Ministry official probed for attempted land grab

An official in Mondulkiri province has said the ministries of Interior, and Environment are investigating Ministry of Justice undersecretary of state Seng Sovannara on suspicion of faking documents to grab land in the Phnom Prich and Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuaries. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-official-probed-attempted-land-grab

Boundary poles removed in Mondulkiri

Authorities in Mondulkiri province on Friday and Saturday removed some 400 boundary poles planted by villagers around state land reserved to build an airport, while local people claimed they have legitimate ownership of the land with proof from the local authorities. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/boundary-poles-removed-mondulkiri

‘Mondulkiri forestry crime seized evidence should be moved’

Hundreds of cars, thousands of motorbikes and chainsaws and a haul of timber impounded as evidence at Mondulkiri province’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary are falling into disrepair and should be moved for proper care, said provincial environment department director Keo Sopheak. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-forestry-crime-seized-evidence-should-be-moved

Elephant found dead in Mondulkiri protected area

An elephant was found dead at a cashew nut plantation in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province’s Keo Seima district on Sunday. Experts initially thought the elephant may have been poisoned by a chemicals used by locals, but later confirmed it had been shot. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/elephant-found-dead-mondulkiri-protected-area

WCS finds endangered stork nests in Keo Seima

The Wildlife Conservation Society has found seven nests of the globally-threatened Lesser Adjutant Stork in Mondulkiri province’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary. Sot Vandoeun, WCS’ wildlife monitoring team leader, said on Tuesday that it is the first time that WCS has found the bird’s nest in ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50534472/wcs-finds-endangered-stork-nests-in-keo-seima/

Gibbons facing threat

While hunting in the Kingdom’s wildlife sanctuaries has abated, the use of traps have become widespread. That, coupled with deforestation, has caused grave concerns among conservationists who fear the extinction of the endangered yellow-cheeked crested gibbons. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gibbons-facing-threat

Mondulkiri villages to get REDD+ funds

Twenty villages in Mondulkiri province are set to receive at least $10,000 each as a result of the $2.6 million carbon credit purchase by the Walt Disney Company in 2016, under a scheme meant to protect the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, officials said yesterday.​This would ...

Yesenia Amaro and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-villages-get-redd-funds

Killings fail to deter WCS

The Wildlife Conservation Society has said it is committed to continue working with the authorities and other partners to protect Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary after three conservationists, including one WCS staff member were killed last month. Tern Soknai, a forest ranger with the Environment Ministry, Sek ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50108637/killings-fail-to-deter-wcs/

Are Disney's Cambodian carbon credits a fantasy?

The killing of three conservationists patrolling Cambodia’s biggest carbon credit project exposes the nearly insurmountable conflicts of interest plaguing schemes in which huge corporations such as Disney and Virgin Atlantic have invested millions of dollars, observers say. Military Police Officer Sek Wathana, Environment Ministry Ranger Teurn ...

David Boyle and Sun Narin
https://www.voanews.com/a/are-disney-cambodian-carbon-credits-a-fantasy/4247348.html

Five more held for shooting forest patrollers in Mondulkiri

Five more suspects have been arrested and are being interrogated by authorities in relation to the murder of three forest patrollers last Tuesday in Mondulkiri’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, authorities confirmed yesterday. ...

Mech Dara and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/five-more-held-shooting-forest-patrollers-mondulkiri

One held over forest shooting

Police in Mondulkiri province yesterday arrested a military officer who is a suspect in a shooting that killed three people during an operation to crack down on illegal logging. ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106106/one-held-over-forest-shooting/

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