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Environment Minister looks to curb land encroachment

Environment Minister Say Samal has urged authorities in three provinces to prevent illegal land encroachment in the Samlot multi-purpose-use area and Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary as both areas are suffering from illegal occupations. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664119/environment-minister-looks-to-curb-land-encroachment/

Pursat wildlife sanctuary families seek prime minister’s intervention

The intervention of Prime Minister Hun Sen has been requested by 31 families living in the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Pursat province. Authorities said while they had settled in the area illegally, meetings were being held to resolve the issue. “We, the 31 families, ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pursat-wildlife-sanctuary-families-seek-prime-ministers-intervention

‘Illegal’ Pursat settlers given ultimatum

Pursat provincial authorities have given an ultimatum to 31 families who illegally settled on 100ha of land in Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Veal Veng district’s Stung Thmey village. According to a provincial Department of Environment notice dated November 8 and obtained by The Post, ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-pursat-settlers-given-ultimatum

Pursat authorities issue one-week eviction notice to 31 families occupying protected land

The Pursat Provincial Environment Department has issued a one-week deadline to more than 30 families to remove their dwellings, livestock and crops from a protected area in Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary which they illegally occupied. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50659105/pursat-authorities-issue-one-week-eviction-notice-to-31-families-occupying-protected-land/

Sar Kheng recognises Phnom Samkos logging

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng on Saturday acknowledged that there had been illegal logging in the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Pursat province. Civil society groups lauded the acknowledgement and urged the authorities to immediately combat the crimes. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-recognises-phnom-samkos-logging

Illegal logging claims refuted

Forest activists in Battambang province’s Samlot district said on Thursday that a company that has received an economic land concession (ELC) in the area is trading timber from outside its ELC boundary. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-logging-claims-refuted

Local journalists lead police to Pursat timber stockpile

Environmental officials in Pursat are questioning rangers over how a group of local journalists discovered nearly 100 logs of luxury timber inside a wildlife sanctuary. After receiving a tip, the journalists, representing 24 small online media outlets, teamed up with five local policemen on Tuesday ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/local-journalists-lead-police-pursat-timber-stockpile

Official gets called out in sanctuary logging case

Two men have been arrested over, and a military official implicated in, illegal logging that took place at the protected Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary last week. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/official-gets-called-out-sanctuary-logging-case

Charcoal trade unlawful: NGO

Between 40 and 80 tonnes of charcoal, made from trees logged inside protected areas of community forests in Battambang’s Samlot district, have been illegally exported to Thailand over the last year, an NGO officer said yesterday. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/charcoal-trade-unlawful-ngo

Three Men Charged With Illegal Logging in Pursat Sanctuary

The Pursat Provincial Court on Tuesday charged three men with illegally clearing forest inside a protected wildlife sanctuary, and authorities are still searching for the man they were allegedly working for, officials said Wednesday. Provincial prosecutor Tan Seihak Dechak said the three charged men—Pak Im, 41, ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/three-men-charged-with-illegal-logging-in-pursat-sanctuary-49865/

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