Measures against illegal logging a success, says committee

The National Committee for Forest Crime Prevention has touted its tougher measures to suppress illegal logging across the country as a success despite small-scale ones are still occurring. ...

Son Minea

Forestry crimes see decrease

The National Committee for the Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes said forestry crimes have largely decreased, with 59 suspects arrested and sent to court throughout last year. The committee also confiscated 9,215 cubic metres of mixed timbers and 491 items used to commit ...

Khorn Savi

Man charged over land grab of hundreds of hectares of protected forest

Battambang provincial court has charged a man who illegally cleared hundreds of hectares of protected forest land for sale as housing lots in Battambang province’s Samlot district since 2015. Long Vuthy, 48, was arrested on September 15 by joint forces from the provincial authority and National ...

Khy Sovuthy

Arrest warrants issued against three timber tycoons

Mondulkiri Provincial Court has issued warrants of arrest against three well-known tycoons who failed to appear for questioning over suspected large-scale illegal logging operations.​ ...

Ben Sokhean

Prey Lang group calls for closure of sawmill

Members of the Prey Lang Community Network are urging the National Committee for Forest Crime Prevention to close a sawmill run by Think Biotech in Kratie province. According to a PLCN statement published yesterday, members from the provinces of Kratie, Stung Treng, Preah Vihear and Kampong ...

Pech Sotheary

PM issues stern warning to corrupt officials

Prime Minister Hun Sen has warned of termination and the seizure of properties from armed forces members and government officials found to be involved in corruption, illegal logging or land grabs. ...

Ben Sokhean

Forestry revenue rises

The Agriculture Ministry collected more than $2 million in forestry revenue during the first three months of this year. A ministry report issued on April 22, and obtained yesterday, said it collected about $2.3 million in riel and also $69,281 in licensing and export revenue. ...

Khy Sovuthy

US urged to save trees

A group of environmental NGOs working to protect the Prey Lang forest called on the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to intervene and protect the region’s resin trees, or they will all be logged within six months, they claimed in a joint-statement issued yesterday. The ...

May Titthara

Police admit logging failure

The National Committee for Forest Crime Prevention has admitted that despite claims from a variety of high-level government officials that deforestation and illegal logging had been stopped entirely, the illegal timber trade was still ravaging the country’s forests. In June, Environment Minister Say Samal claimed the ...

May Titthara

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