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Ministry refutes NGO’s claim about cleared protected forest

The Environment Ministry yesterday refuted a claim by Wildlife Alliance that more than 200 hectares of mangrove forest had been cleared inside protected areas in Koh Kong province’s Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720988/ministry-refutes-ngos-claim-about-cleared-protected-forest/

Massive forest clearing found in Koh Kong province

The Wildlife Alliance yesterday discovered over 200 hectares of mangrove forests within Koh Kong province’s Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary were illegally cleared. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720606/massive-forest-clearing-found-in-koh-kong-province/

Government takes back Koh Kong mangrove forest; no arrests

The Cambodian government has reclaimed 13 hectares of protected mangrove forest in Koh Kong province, which were illegally sold off to a tycoon and partially filled with sand, though nobody involved in the sale will be sent to court. According to an announcement from the ...

Phak Seangly and Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-takes-back-koh-kong-mangrove-forest-no-arrests

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

Okhna owns land at site of illegal Koh Kong mangrove filling, contract shows

A section of protected mangrove forest in Koh Kong that in December was discovered to have been filled with sand was illegally sold to tycoon Chea Leanghong in 2017, documents show, with local authorities having signed off on the deal. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/okhna-owns-land-site-illegal-koh-kong-mangrove-filling-contract-shows

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

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