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NRWPO call for probe into alleged land grab in sanctuary

The director of the Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organisation (NRWPO) requested the Ministry of Environment on Tuesday order an investigation into an alleged land grab in Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary in Oral district’s Trapaing Chor commune in Kampong Speu province. NRWPO director Chea Hean ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nrwpo-call-probe-alleged-land-grab-sanctuary

More timber seized from Ratanakkiri

Ratanakkiri provincial authorities yesterday seized a large cache of luxury wood and arrested four people about to sell the timber to Vietnam. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37605/more-timber-seized-from-ratanakkiri/

NGO to file report over clearing of forestland

The Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organization, a conservation organisation in Kampong Speu, pledged yesterday to file a letter of complaint to authorities after learning that 6 hectares of protected forestland were cleared illegally. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-file-report-over-clearing-forestland

Logging busts persist as tycoon implicated

Two separate timber busts in recent days netted some 300 pieces of illegally transported wood in Stung Treng belonging to a prominent businessman, and several hidden timber stockpiles at a military officer’s Kampong Speu lumberyard. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/logging-busts-persist-tycoon-implicated

Ministry to recruit 300 more rangers

The Environment Ministry has started it’s process of recruiting 300 new forest rangers to work in select provinces next year in a bid to fill staff shortages and reduce deforestation.​ Ministry spokesperson Sao Sopheap said yesterday that the existing 960-strong ranger workforce was insufficient to guard ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/32907/ministry-to-recruit-300-more-rangers/

General implicated in Prey Lang logging

Newly declared protected areas in Prey Lang forest are being illegally logged by companies belonging to a three-star general and his sister, according to Goldman Environmental Prize-winning conservationist Ouch Leng and NGOs with which he is working. Leng, along with 15 NGO officers, patrollers and ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/general-implicated-prey-lang-logging

Timber seized in three separate raids

Authorities seized more than 30 cubic metres of luxury timber and roughly 1,000 kilograms of illegal rosewood in separate raids in three provinces over the weekend. Chea Hean, head of the Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organization, said he and Pursat environmental officials confiscated and burned ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/timber-seized-three-separate-raids

Truck full of rosewood seized

A provincial military police commander was named yesterday by a major conservationist group as the alleged owner of a huge haul of illegal rosewood confiscated in Kampong Speu province this week. At around 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Wildlife Alliance rangers intercepted a truck carrying 12.5 cubic ...

Phak Seangly and Alice Cuddy
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/truck-full-rosewood-seized

Luxury wood charge floated

About 300 cubic metres of luxury timber is being felled every day and transported on boats to Vietnam and Thailand from four districts in Koh Kong province, according to an investigation by a local rights group. Chea Hean, director of the Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/luxury-wood-charge-floated

Villagers accuse NGO of extortion

Three staff members of a local NGO that campaigns against resource exploitation were charged yesterday with extorting money from loggers in Stung Treng province. The three staffers from the Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organization (NRWPO) stand accused of extorting groups of loggers out of at ...

Kim Sarom
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-accuse-ngo-extortion

Activists seek UN monitors

Anti-logging activists wrote to the United Nations yesterday to call for the monitoring of a lawsuit in which they accuse hundreds of officials in Kampong Speu province’s Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary of illegal deforestation. The Natural Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organization (NRWPO) listed 241 officials it ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activists-seek-un-monitors

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