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Gov’t says wood from Tamao clearing given to locals, not sold

About 530 hectares of land in Tamao Sanctuary in Takeo province’s Bati district was cleared by a developer last month and the public has accused the government of selling the felled trees for profit, a claim authorities vehemently rejects. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501153040/govt-says-wood-from-tamao-clearing-given-to-locals-not-sold/

Draft royal decree to preserve Phnom Tamao reaches PM

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon confirmed that a draft royal decree to preserve Phnom Tamao area had been sent to Prime Minister Hun Sen for a review. The draft came on the heels of the premier’s order late August 16. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/draft-royal-decree-preserve-phnom-tamao-reaches-pm

At least 10 years to repair one week of Phnom Tamao damage

Hundreds of thousands of dollars will be spent replanting the Phnom Tamao forest that was destroyed over the past week. ...

Keat Soriththeavy
https://vodenglish.news/at-least-10-years-to-repair-one-week-of-phnom-tamao-damage/

Phnom Tamao forest: 130 hectares destroyed in five days

Fresh satellite imagery shows rapid destruction of the Phnom Tamao forest this week, an estimated 130 hectares razed between Friday and Wednesday. ...

Keat Soriththeavy
https://vodenglish.news/phnom-tamao-forest-130-hectares-destroyed-in-five-days/

Wildlife group distressed by land clearing in Tamao

Wildlife Alliance (WA) expressed its dissatisfaction concerning the clearing of hundreds of hectares of land next to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Sanctuary by developer Leng Navatra Company into a gated community and resort. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501124332/wildlife-group-distressed-by-land-clearing-in-tamao/

Communes meet as private projects begin building on state lakes, forests

Four commune administrations in Takeo province — including two containing controversial developments in Phnom Tamao forest — gathered Wednesday morning over local residents living on state land, an official said. ...

Keat Soriththeavy
https://vodenglish.news/communes-meet-as-private-projects-begin-building-on-state-lakes-forests/

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