Satellite data shows protected areas faced brunt of deforestation in 2022

New satellite data reveals that Cambodia’s remaining dense forests were further depleted last year, with four major protected areas and national parks registering higher deforestation than in 2021. ...

Andrew Califf

11,177 hectares in Bokor National Park granted to tycoon Sok Kong

Oknha Sok Kong received 11,177 hectares of land inside Preah Monivong Bokor National Park via an August 4, 2022 sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, published in the Council of Ministers’ Royal Gazette last week. ...

Khuon Narim and Phon Sotthyroth

Tourism development underway in Kampong Chhnang province

The government has allocated over 600 hectares of land in Phnom Aural wildlife sanctuary in Kampong Chhnang province to a private company for development. ...

Son Minea

Corruption fueling deforestation in Cambodia

Cambodia’s forests are being felled at a shocking rate, as poachers and corrupt officials profit from the black market trade in rare wood species, which is being exported to Vietnam — and beyond. Loggers are illegally felling rare and valuable trees to sell in China and Europe, ...

Kris Janssens

Transporters released with warning: activist

At least 70 timber smugglers transporting some 200 cubic metres of illegal first- and second-grade wood were stopped by authorities in the Phnom O’ral Wildlife Sanctuary over the weekend, before being allowed to leave without charges and still in possession of the illegal timber. ...

Phak Seangly

Sugar plantation caught again with illegal wood

Authorities in Kompong Speu province on Wednesday seized more than 1,000 logs on the property of a Chinese-owned sugarcane plantation, marking the third time the firm has been found with illicit timber in the past year. Local officials offered no explanation for why the plantation’s on-site ...

Aun Pheap

Sell-Off of Wildlife Areas Faster than Believed

500 sq km of land from three conservation areas have been granted by the Cambodian government to agribusiness companies. Prime Minister Hun Sen has approved 50,750 hectares, through nine concessions, to be granted areas of land that were previously conservation areas. Reththy Kiri Sakor Co. ...

More Concessions Granted in Protected Areas

Six additional economic land concessions have been granted, totaling 46,000 hectares in protected areas. As a means to spur agribusiness companies the concessions include two in Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary in Kompong Speu province. Prime Minister Hun Sen signed in the grants on June 3 ...

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