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50,000 hectares in two sanctuaries registered as state land

The Environment Ministry has registered more than 50,000 hectares of protected area of the Peam Krasop and Phnom Prich wildlife sanctuaries as state land in a bid to eliminate land disputes in conservation areas. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50714774/50000-hectares-in-two-sanctuaries-registered-as-state-land/

Ministry grants M’kiri communities right to manage natural resources

Twelve of 19 representatives from protected areas in the Phnom Prich, Srepok and Keo Seima wildlife sanctuaries in Mondulkiri province – consisting of nearly 13,000 people – signed an agreement with the Ministry of Environment on the sustainable management of natural resources. The agreement was ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-grants-mkiri-communities-right-manage-natural-resources

Mondulkiri governor revokes land ownership of ministry official

The Mondulkiri provincial administration has annulled the ownership of 990ha in Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary after finding that a senior justice ministry official had encroached on a conservation zone. The provincial hall said Seng Sovannara – the Ministry of Justice’s under-secretary of state and a ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-governor-revokes-land-ownership-ministry-official

Ministry official probed for attempted land grab

An official in Mondulkiri province has said the ministries of Interior, and Environment are investigating Ministry of Justice undersecretary of state Seng Sovannara on suspicion of faking documents to grab land in the Phnom Prich and Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuaries. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-official-probed-attempted-land-grab

Gov’t officials, Chinese charged with forestry crimes

The Mondulkiri Provincial Court on Monday ordered the detention of three government officials and three Chinese nationals on different charges after they were arrested on Friday and Saturday in connection with forestry offences. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-officials-chinese-charged-forestry-crimes

Oknha Sam Ol and three others charged and jailed

Tycoon Soeng Sam Ol and three alleged accomplices have been placed in pre-trial detention after being charged with illegal logging, while more than 40 vehicles reportedly used to carry out the offences were handed over to Mondulkiri provincial authorities on Sunday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oknha-sam-ol-and-three-others-charged-and-jailed

Villagers file suit against wildlife chief over logging

The director of Mondulkiri province’s Phnom Prich wildlife sanctuary, Han Sokhon, is set to face legal action from an indigenous community. The villagers allege he colluded to exploit the very forest he was meant to safeguard after villagers discovered illegal logging in the protected area. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-file-suit-against-wildlife-chief-over-logging

Illegal logging denied in Mondulkiri province

The Mondulkiri agriculture department yesterday denied claims by an environmental activist that it allowed two private firms to transport timber to Vietnam. Activist Heng Sros, 24, from the Cambodian Human Rights Task Force, yesterday said that the private companies received permission to transport high quality ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50576716/illegal-logging-denied-in-mondulkiri-province/

Mondulkiri communities worried over forest clearing

Indigenous people in Mondulkiri province’s Keo Seima district yesterday expressed concern over logging activities in the Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary, which they claim is allowed by some commune authorities.​ ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50540804/mondulkiri-communities-worried-over-forest-clearing/

Gibbons facing threat

While hunting in the Kingdom’s wildlife sanctuaries has abated, the use of traps have become widespread. That, coupled with deforestation, has caused grave concerns among conservationists who fear the extinction of the endangered yellow-cheeked crested gibbons. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gibbons-facing-threat

Group worried over new provinces

Indigenous people in northeastern provinces yesterday raised concern over wildlife sanctuaries that could be affected by the government’s plan to set up new provinces carved out from Mondulkiri province’s Koh Nhek district and Ratanakkiri province’s Lumphat district. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50529911/group-worried-over-new-provinces/

Huge timber busts in north

The Mondulkiri provincial authority on Wednesday refuted claims that it had turned a blind eye to illegal timber trafficking to neighbouring Vietnam. The denial followed the discovery of over 500 pieces of first-grade timber by the National Military Police in protected areas and local media ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/huge-timber-busts-north

Mondulkiri land given to those who cleared it

The district governor of Koh Nheck in Mondulkiri province, Sin Vannvuth, on Tuesday confirmed that land located between the Phnom Prich wildlife sanctuary and protected forests in Royer commune, will not be seized by the state after authorities stopped its clearing. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-land-given-those-who-cleared-it

Further Phnom Prich protection ordered

The Mondulkiri provincial authorities on Sunday ordered the prevention of land and forest clearing in the protected Phnom Prich wildlife sanctuary in Koh Nhek district and neighbouring Lumphat wildlife sanctuary in Ratanakkiri province. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/further-phnom-prich-protection-ordered

Poachers destroy wildlife cams

At least 107 cameras deployed for tracking endangered wildlife in the northeast provinces of Cambodia were dismantled or destroyed by poachers, according to a provincial environment official on Thursday. Mondulkiri Provincial Environment Department director Keo Sopheak told The Post that the dismantling of the cameras ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/poachers-destroy-wildlife-cams

Illegal timber still flowing: EIA

More than one million cubic metres of illegal timber has flowed unhindered from protected areas in Cambodia’s northeast provinces to Vietnam as the latter continues its role as a serial illegal timber trade offender, according to a report issued by the Environmental Investigation Agency. ...

May Titthara
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50496726/illegal-timber-still-flowing-eia/

Project launched to conserve natural resources in Mondulkiri

The European Union and WWF yesterday launched a $3.4 million project to conserve natural resources in Mondulkiri province. According to a press release issued yesterday, the EU and WWF have officially launched a project worth $3.4 million to support sustainable management of rich forest resources in ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50269437/project-launched-to-conserve-natural-resources-in-mondulkiri/

Over 200 kilograms of wildlife seized in Mondulkiri

Authorities seized more than 200 kilograms of trafficked wildlife in two cases in Mondulkiri on Wednesday. Provincial Environment Department Director Keo Sopheak said four men on two motorbikes were arrested hauling 100 kilos of illegal wildlife meat out of Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-200-kilograms-wildlife-seized-mondulkiri

Press accuses tycoons of illegal logging

Local media in Mondulkiri province have accused established businessmen of being involved with logging in Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary. Online newspaper Nokor Dragon said illegal logging became rampant in the national reserve, and claimed local tycoons Oeng Bunchin, San Choy, and Srieng Meng mobilized people ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5098323/press-accuses-tycoons-illegal-logging/

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