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Oknha told to stop road construction on Kampot mangroves

A prominent local businessman was ordered on Monday to cease construction work for a road in a mangrove forest in Kampot province after authorities learned it was being carried out in a protected area. Kampot provincial governor Cheav Tay instructed Oknha Kuy Leang Ky this ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oknha-told-stop-road-construction-kampot-mangroves

Stop order but fulling of Kampot mangrove swamp continues

Despite a stop order issued to a prominent businessman, the mangrove forests, a vital source of the province Kampot eco system is again under threat as land fill has started again. The mangrove forests and swamps are located near the Prek Tnong fishing community in ...

CNE
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50681426/stop-order-but-fulling-of-kampot-mangrove-swamp-continues

Kampot mangroves ‘cleared in land grab’

The Changhaon village community claims that many hectares of mangrove forest in the coastal area in a village in Teuk Chhou district’s Prek Tnort commune, in Kampot province, were being cut down to grab land for private ownership. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampot-mangroves-cleared-land-grab

Koh Kong authorities order halt to filling-in of sanctuary’s canals

The Koh Kong provincial authority on Monday ordered the temporary halt to the filling-in of canals at the Tatai Wildlife Sanctuary in Khemarak Phoumin City’s Smach Meanchey commune while an environmental impact assessment is being conducted. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-authorities-order-halt-filling-sanctuarys-canals

Restoration or legal action, district governor warns

People who filled in more than a hectare of mangroves in Preah Sihanouk province to plant coconut trees have been given a month to restore the area to its former state or face legal action, Stung Hav district governor told The Post on Tuesday. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/restoration-or-legal-action-district-governor-warns

Preah Sihanouk order land title revocation

The Preah Sihanouk provincial authority has taken tougher measures against land grabbing and encroachment on mangrove and flooded forests at the protected Prek Kampong Smach sanctuary in Prey Nub district. In a directive released on Monday, provincial governor Yun Min said the encroachment severely affected ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-order-land-title-revocation

Calls for mangrove protection

Mangroves and wetland areas in four coastal provinces are being illegally cleared and filled in order to grab land and build homes for private ownership, said a letter from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries dated November 19. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/calls-mangrove-protection

Forestry, wildlife crimes drop at Koh Kong sanctuary

Koh Kong provincial authorities said on Sunday that illegal forestry and wildlife trafficking crimes have decreased considerably at the Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, although authorities are still investigating cases of encroachment on state land at the site. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forestry-wildlife-crimes-drop-koh-kong-sanctuary

‘At a loss’ over land clearance

The authorities are at a loss over who had cleared and demarcated more than 50ha of mangrove forests in Village I, Tumnob Rolok commune, Stung Hav district, in Preah Sihanouk province. Kim Hak, who heads the community protecting the flooded Tumnob Rolok forest and the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/loss-over-land-clearance

Sanctuary chief accused of ‘collusion’

The Koh Kong provincial joint committee will continue its probe into the Dang Paeng Multipurpose Protected Sanctuary after social media posts alleged that mangrove forestland had been cleared in the area with the collusion of sanctuary officials. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sanctuary-chief-accused-collusion

Koh Kong authorities probe land clearing

Provincial environment department director Mon Phalla said officials had inspected the area around the Prek Andong Teuk stream in the district’s Andong Teuk and Thmar Sar communes, which are vulnerable to encroachment. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-authorities-probe-land-clearing

Clearing along Koh Kong beach raises eyebrows

Concerns have been raised over the clearing of mangrove forests along Bak Khlong beach in Koh Kong province’s Mondul Seima district as land prices in the area increase. Bak Khlong commune chief Eav Kosorl told The Post on Monday that land titles existed for areas ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/clearing-along-koh-kong-beach-raises-eyebrows

Koh Kong revokes land rights on clearing fears

Koh Kong provincial hall on Tuesday revoked ownership of land near the protected Peam Krasoap Wildlife Sanctuary to prevent further land clearing in the area. Its announcement raised fears among local communities of a potential forced eviction. “All illegal land ownership or unregistered land at ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-revokes-land-rights-clearing-fears

Mother Nature turns to puppets to protect its activists

Environment NGO Mother Nature on Saturday debuted a new video about threatened mangroves in Koh Kong province featuring an unlikely spokesperson, or rather, spokes-puppet. The video is about a plot of mangrove forest inside the Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary that was illegally filled in with sand, ...

Yesenia Amaro
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mother-nature-turns-puppets-protect-its-activists

Officials inspect forest that was filled in, sold

On the orders of Prime Minister Hun Sen, Koh Kong provincial authorities on Friday inspected a section of protected mangrove forest that in December was discovered to have been filled in with sand and illegally sold, with the consent of local authorities, to tycoon Chea ...

Phak Seangly and Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-inspect-forest-was-filled-sold

PM orders investigation into Koh Kong land grab

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered the Koh Kong provincial governor to clarify reports that state mangrove forests in the province have been grabbed and filled with sand to create land for development. Speaking during the closing ceremony for an annual conference on decentralisation, Mr Hun ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50110227/pm-orders-investigation-koh-kong-land-grab/

Koh Kong probing filling in of mangrove forest

The illegal filling of a mangrove forest in Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary is being investigated, Koh Kong provincial authorities said yesterday, though officials say they still don’t know who is behind the crime. Sok Sothy, deputy provincial governor, said the sand dredging and filling in of ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-probing-filling-mangrove-forest

Coastal authorities called out

Preah Sihanouk’s governor yesterday attributed the slow progress in combating private encroachment into ecologically sensitive mangrove and coastal regions to a “careful” approach, after the prime minister on Tuesday chided officials for failing to tackle the issue since it was raised more than a year ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/coastal-authorities-called-out

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