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Villagers save vital wetlands from land grab

The Kampong Cham provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is looking for the owner of a tractor involved in clearing wetlands at Cholkiri district’s Peam Chhkork commune, to send him to court for legal action. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-save-vital-wetlands-land-grab

Families plead for help to stop Pursat evictions

More than 70 families in Pursat province’s Anlong Tnort commune plan to send a letter to their provincial hall today compelling officials to stop a private farming company from tearing down their houses on its 3,000 hectare economic land concession. Ratanak Visal Development Co Ltd’s security ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012080957904/National-news/families-plead-for-help-to-stop-pursat-evictions.html

Cambodian soldiers accused of land rights abuse in Prey Trolach forest

Cambodian soldiers and police have been clearing undergrowth with pesticides and using bulldozers to bring down trees in an area of community forest, according to local groups. The alleged land seizure at the 1,335 hectare (3,300 acre) Prey Trolach commune forest, a four-hour drive from the ...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/aug/03/cambodian-soldiers-land-rights-prey-trolach

Villagers target new rubber plantation

Villagers in Svay Rieng province from 10 villages have taken part in an armed protest against the granting of a land concession in the forest that will turn it into a rubber plantation. The villagers claim to have been on the land since 1979 and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072550592/National-news/villagers-target-new-rubber-plantation.html

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