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Ten Ibis nests found in Ratanakkiri

Birdlife International Cambodia Programme has found 10 endangered White-shouldered Ibis nests at the Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Ratanakkiri province. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ten-ibis-nests-found-ratanakkiri

Silvered langur endangered, but plentiful in Kingdom

Some 3,000 Indochinese silvered langurs – monkeys native to Southeast Asia and considered endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – are believed to be living in the eastern part of Cambodia. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/silvered-langur-endangered-plentiful-kingdom

BirdLife, Ratanakkiri provincial authorities meet VN firm over wildlife conservation

Ratanakkiri provincial authorities and BirdLife International Cambodia Programme have urged Hoang Anh Lumphat Co Ltd to preserve the habitat of endangered fauna species in a protected area and discontinue forest clearing. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/birdlife-ratanakkiri-provincial-authorities-meet-vn-firm-over-wildlife-conservation

Environmental specialists prep two temple sites

Environmental specialists are currently clearing the forest surrounding two recently discovered temples and preparing a road leading to them, Ratanakkiri provincial Department of Environment director Phon Khemerin said. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environmental-specialists-prep-two-temple-sites

Forest activists face ‘incitement’ probe

A senior rights group official and eight ethnic community members were questioned by a Ratanakkiri provincial court prosecutor on Tuesday over alleged incitement to forestry crimes. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-activists-face-incitement-probe

Ratanakkiri gov’t to ban land sale in protected areas

While the Ratanakkiri provincial administration will not recognise illegal land transactions in the province’s protected areas, an NGO says its action is not effective and forest crimes continue unabated. The administration’s letter dated October 19 and obtained by The Post on Monday came after Minister ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ratanakkiri-govt-ban-land-sale-protected-areas

Ratanakkiri forest activist faces logging charge

A forest activist from the ethnic Tumpuon community in Ratanakkiri province’s Lumphat district is set to appear at the Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary bureau today for questioning over alleged unauthorised logging and forest clearing in the sanctuary. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ratanakkiri-forest-activist-faces-logging-charge

The Ministry of Environment calls out encroaching

The Ministry of Environment issued a warning on Wednesday against encroachment on protected natural areas following some instances of intruders clearing forest land for personal gain. It cited examples of encroachment in the Ream, Bokor and Kirirom national parks and the multi-purpose Kbal Chay freshwater ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-environment-calls-out-encroaching

Group worried over new provinces

Indigenous people in northeastern provinces yesterday raised concern over wildlife sanctuaries that could be affected by the government’s plan to set up new provinces carved out from Mondulkiri province’s Koh Nhek district and Ratanakkiri province’s Lumphat district. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50529911/group-worried-over-new-provinces/

Ethnic group claims forest being illegally cut

Villagers from the Tumpuon ethnic minority group in Keng San community forest are accusing the local authority and some community members of colluding with timber traders to illegally fell large trees and clear dozens of hectares of forest land in their community. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ethnic-group-claims-forest-being-illegally-cut

Further Phnom Prich protection ordered

The Mondulkiri provincial authorities on Sunday ordered the prevention of land and forest clearing in the protected Phnom Prich wildlife sanctuary in Koh Nhek district and neighbouring Lumphat wildlife sanctuary in Ratanakkiri province. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/further-phnom-prich-protection-ordered

Secluded timber stock seized, loggers at large

Authorities in Ratanakkiri province confiscated timber left behind inside the Lumphat Wildlife Santuary in Lumphat district on Tuesday. Kim Reaksmey, commander of the provincial military police, said that the timber was discovered abandoned, adding that no arrests were made. ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50505720/secluded-timber-stock-seized-loggers-at-large/

Ratanakkiri villagers accuse authorities of land grab

Tumpuon ethnic minorities residing in Seda commune, in Ratanakkiri province’s Lumphat district, on Monday accused authorities of colluding to sell 100 hectares of protected land in the Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary  that they say belongs to the community ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ratanakkiri-villagers-accuse-authorities-land-grab

Timber seized in raids in Ratanakkiri, Kratie

Authorities in Ratanakkiri’s Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary seized a stockpile of first- and second-grade luxury timber on Saturday, while a truck hauling wood was intercepted by authorities in Kratie province in the early hours of yesterday morning. No arrests have been made in either case, authorities ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/timber-seized-raids-ratanakkiri-kratie

Kratie cops caught ignoring timber hauls

Police in Kratie province were caught on video letting potentially illegal timber transporters pass through their checkpoints on Monday night, with provincial police yesterday suggesting they were powerless to crack down on such shipments as many transporters possessed axes and machetes and were addicted to ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kratie-cops-caught-ignoring-timber-hauls

Community forests fall short

A newly leaked document attesting to a $15,000 deal between representatives of Ratanakkiri’s Samut Krom village and a timber trader to allow Vietnamese-backed logging in the community’s forest appears to add further weight to its critique. ...

Phak Seangly and Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/community-forests-fall-short

Illegal logs set ablaze in wildlife sanctuary

Environment Ministry officials in Ratanakkiri province are hunting for timber traders who on Sunday set ablaze 300 logs of luxury wood in Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary, one of several protected areas raided by Vietnamese loggers in recent months. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-logs-set-ablaze-wildlife-sanctuary

Adhoc accuses Ratanakkiri official of OK’ing sale of sanctuary land

Some 200 hectares of forest in Ratanakkiri’s Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary have been cleared and sold for up to $400 per hectare – allegedly with an official’s blessing – while an additional 700 hectares around the protected area face clearing. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adhoc-accuses-ratanakkiri-official-oking-sale-sanctuary-land

Ratanikkiri crackdown nets 700 logs, zero loggers

More than 700 logs, many of them luxury timber, were discovered in Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Ratanikkiri province on Sunday, according to local military police, though the loggers were nowhere in sight. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ratanikkiri-crackdown-nets-700-logs-zero-loggers

Timber stash seized in wildlife sanctuary

Ratanakkiri provincial authorities have seized hundreds of logs and three trucks full of wood from the Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary and are investigating the possible involvement of a nearby rubber plantation, officials said on Sunday.   ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/timber-stash-seized-in-wildlife-sanctuary-125414/

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