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Activist urges investigation of sanctuary encroachment

A prominent forest activist in Kampong Speu province said he would ask the provincial Department of Environment on Wednesday to investigate land encroachment in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary. Chea Hean, the director of the Natural Resources and Wildlife Preservation Organisation, alleged that nearly 100ha ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/activist-urges-investigation-sanctuary-encroachment

Large-scale logging halted in Kampong Speu, Pursat provinces

Police from Kampong Speu and Pursat provinces and officials from environmental non-profit Wildlife Alliance cracked down on illegal logging and wildlife poaching activities in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary and the National Park in the Cardamom Mountains. A report from Wildlife Alliance posted on social ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/large-scale-logging-halted-kampong-speu-pursat-provinces

Kampong Speu chief nullifies land ownership in wildlife sanctuary

Kampong Speu provincial governor Vei Samnang has reclaimed 413ha of state land that he said had been illegally occupied in Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary in Oral district’s Trapaing Chor commune. In a letter seen by The Post on Sunday, the governor said You Sithat had ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-chief-nullifies-land-ownership-wildlife-sanctuary

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

New forestry committee formed

The government has created a new national committee to tackle forest land clearing and grabbing. However, the move was immediately shot down by a prominent forest activist who said it would be ineffective, given the systemic collusion between the authorities and land grabbers. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-forestry-committee-formed

Pursat authorites raid sawmill

Pursat provincial authorities on Wednesday raided a sawmill operating without a licence and confiscated 21 logs totalling 13 cubic metres at Kset Borei village in Phnom Kravanh district’s Santre commune, while the owner escaped. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pursat-authorites-raid-sawmill

Police raid lumber mill being operated illegally in wildlife sanctuary

Police forces on Sunday raided a lumber mill that was being operated illegally within Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary in Kampong Speu province. At least 100 timber logs, three wood processing machines – including one shredder – and several lumber planks had been found and confiscated, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-raid-lumber-mill-being-operated-illegally-wildlife-sanctuary

NGO to probe illegal logging

A prominent forest activist based in Kampong Speu province is set to launch a field investigation into alleged illegal logging at the Phnom Oral and Phnom Kravanh wildlife sanctuaries despite “threats of arrest” by rangers and military officers in the area. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-probe-illegal-logging

Charges dropped against ‘forest clearance’ officials

A former investigating judge at Kampong Speu provincial court has dropped charges against two senior environment officials who had been sued for “malicious denunciation, forest clearing and land grabbing for private ownership”. The case dates back to 2010. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/charges-dropped-against-forest-clearance-officials

Two charged in Kampong Speu for illegal forest clearing

The director of Kampong Speu’s protected Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary and his predecessor have been charged with illegally clearing forest in a case dating back to 2013, and have been summoned to court for questioning. ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-charged-kampong-speu-illegal-forest-clearing

Authorities to reclaim illegally seized land inside sanctuary

Kampong Speu provincial authorities on Friday said they will reclaim more than 2,000 hectares of land inside the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary, though six officials interrogated earlier this month for allegedly grabbing the land will only be “educated”. Oral district deputy police chiefs Prak Moul and ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-reclaim-illegally-seized-land-inside-sanctuary

Rare timber seized in sanctuary

A truck full of high-grade timber was seized in Kampong Speu’s Oral district on Monday afternoon by District Military Police forces and the NGO WildAid’s crime interception team, but the driver remains at large. .. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rare-timber-seized-sanctuary

No wood, but permit in protected area extended

The Agriculture Ministry renewed the license for timber extraction on a land concession in a protected area in September, despite previously concluding that the land within the concession had been completely cleared, according to a conservation group and documents obtained by reporters this month. ...

Aisha Down
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/no-wood-but-permit-in-protected-area-extended-123916/

Governor pledges sanctuary action

The Kampong Chhnang provincial governor has vowed to ramp up action to protect the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary in Kampong Chhnang province, which he said is rife with illegal logging and kilns.“We are stopping people from getting into the sanctuary and cutting down trees with ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/33515/governor-pledges-sanctuary-action/

NGO calls out rangers

The director of an anti-logging NGO has called on the Anti-Corruption Unit to investigate seven government rangers for alleged involvement in forestry crimes in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary from February to August this year. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-calls-out-rangers

Sanctuary ‘cleared’ in Kampong Speu

Officials in Kampong Speu province have accused a man of illegally clearing dozens of hectares of land in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary to grow sugarcane. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sanctuary-cleared-kampong-speu

NGO accuses pair of trying to sell state land

A local conservation NGO has accused two people, one of them a soldier, of buying up and attempting to sell a parcel of state land near the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary in Kampong Speu province. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-accuses-pair-trying-sell-state-land

Authorities seize logs in K Speu

Over 100 logs of luxury timber from Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary in Kampong Speu province were seized by authorities in Chbar Mon town on Tuesday. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-seize-logs-k-speu

NGO files suit over ‘seizures’ in Phnom Oral

A Kampong Speu-based NGO has accused a police officer and several rangers working for the provincial Environment Department of seizing more than 100 hectares of Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary, demanding a court order to restore the land and hold the parties to account. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-files-suit-over-seizures-phnom-oral

Soldier was ‘trading timber’

A vehicle transporting 18 cubic metres of illegally logged timber was stopped on Saturday night by the Wildlife Alliance’s Wildlife Rapid Response Team (WRRT) in Kampong Speu province and is believed to belong to a military officer currently involved in a prior lawsuit over contraband ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/soldier-was-trading-timber

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