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PM: No more mining licences in Prey Lang sanctuary

Prime Minister Hun Manet has designated the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary as a “red zone”, meaning he will not allow new any mining licences to be issued for the area, and would not allow the expansion of existing operations. ... ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-no-more-mining-licences-in-prey-lang-sanctuary

Chinese company developing gold mines in protected forest

A new report has revealed that a Chinese company is involved in large-scale gold mining in protected Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary (PLWS), threatening the environment and the lives of local people. ... ...

Thang Sinorn
https://kiripost.com/stories/chinese-company-developing-gold-mines-in-protected-forest

Chinese company developing goldmines in protected forest

A new report has revealed that a Chinese company is involved in large-scale gold mining in protected Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary (PLWS), threatening the environment and the lives of local people. ... ...

Thang Sinorn
https://kiripost.com/stories/chinese-company-developing-gold-mines-in-protected-forest

Expanding gold mine diverts stream in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary

Dead fish and black water ran through the Por Roung river last year due to contamination upstream from an industrial Chinese-owned  mine, residents of Snang An village say. ... ...

Andrew Califf, Seoung Nimol, and Hel Komsan
https://cambojanews.com/expanding-gold-mine-diverts-stream-in-prey-lang-wildlife-sanctuary/

Prey Lang Community Network finds illegal invasion of more than 30 hectares of forest land

Prey Lang Community Network in Preah Vihear province investigated forest crimes in Prey Lang area and found many crimes, including the encroachment of forest land in three locations of more than 30 hectares from October 1-4, 2023 for 3 nights and 4 days. ... ...

Pok Ponlue
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/prey-lang-community-network-finds-illegal-invasion-more-than-35-hectares/

Ministry dismisses wildlife sanctuary logging allegations, road construction

The Ministry of Environment has refuted claims that unidentified persons have bulldozed roads into the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary in order to transport illegally logged timber. It insisted that no such roads have been constructed, saying it is taking stringent legal action against illegal logging ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-dismisses-wildlife-sanctuary-logging-allegations-road-construction

Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary forest crimes on the rise

The number of forest crimes in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, spanning across Kampong Thom, Preah Vihear, Kratie and Stung Treng provinces continues to rise. Park rangers have cracked down on 408 crimes over 2,000 hectares and made several arrests. ... ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501258749/prey-lang-wildlife-sanctuary-forest-crimes-on-the-rise/

Gaur pair join Preah Vihear cattle herd

Two gaurs have been spotted in the Prey Lang area in Preah Vihear province, grazing amongst the cattle of local villagers. Officials have called for the protection of these two specimens. The gaur, Bos gaurus, also known as the Indian bison, is the world’s largest ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/gaur-pair-join-preah-vihear-cattle-herd

NGO to count Prey Lang Sanctuary wildlife

USAID Greening Prey Lang is conducting a line transect survey in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary to check wildlife species populations in the protected area.​ Line transect sampling is a distance sampling method for estimating the abundance of wild animal populations. ... ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501179535/ngo-to-count-prey-lang-sanctuary-wildlife/

Prey Lang community asks government to revoke economic land concessions from companies

Prey Lang Community Network calls on the government to revoke the economic land concessions of companies in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary and the role of civil servants involved in crime and to strictly enforce the law to prevent crimes in this protected area, after ...

Khan Leakhena
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/10/20/prey-lang-community-asks-govt-to-revoke-economic-concessions-from-companies/

Power line markers reveal looming path of destruction in Prey Lang

In early March, Auon Seap noticed a group of unknown men approach his farm on a koyun, an elongated tractor mostly used for farming or logging. Strangers are not so common in his village on the northeastern edge of the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. ... ...

Keat Soriththeavy and Danielle Keeton-Olsen
https://vodenglish.news/power-line-markers-reveal-looming-path-of-destruction-in-prey-lang/

Task Force is investigating a military police officer in the case of logging around Prey Lang

A senior military official claims that they are investigating the Deputy Director of the Office of Military Police Defamation who cut down the trees and buy timbers in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. ... ...

Khan Leakhena
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/09/02/task-force-is-investigating-a-military-police-officer-in-the-case-of-logging-around-prey-lang/

MOE ignores ‘twisted’ CYNA report on high forest crimes

The Ministry of Environment (MoE)  yesterday rejected the report of the Cambodian Youth Network Association (CYNA) and  Prey Lang Community Network that found high forest crimes in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. ... ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50896564/moe-ignores-twisted-cyna-report-on-high-forest-crimes/

Gov’t rejects logging claims

The Ministry of Environment has rejected reports by Amnesty International and the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) that large-scale illegal logging has increased in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary since PLCN was banned from patrolling the area. ... ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-rejects-logging-claims

Gov’t, USAID criticized for inaction over severe forest loss at Prey Lang sanctuary

The University of Copenhagen’s open letter used data from the University of Maryland’s Global Forest Change dataset and other data points to show that 7,510 hectares of forestland were lost at the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary in 2019, the worst loss since 2016 when the ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/govt-usaid-criticized-for-inaction-over-severe-forest-loss-at-prey-lang-sanctuary/5478565.html?

Rangers clamp down on about 400 cases of forestry crimes in Prey Lang

The Environment Ministry rangers and relevant authorities clamped down on about 400 cases of natural resources crime with the arrest of about 100 offenders in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary for the first four months of this year. ... ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720992/rangers-clamp-down-on-about-400-cases-of-forestry-crimes-in-prey-lang/

Environment rangers grab two for felling trees

Kampong Thom provincial rangers arrested two suspects on Saturday as they were felling trees and about to clear some 5ha at the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, said the Ministry of Environment. ... ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-rangers-grab-two-felling-trees

Officials deny forest-cutting claims

Forest activists conducted a 10-day forest crimes investigation in the Prey Lang region and claimed to have found more than 200 workers camping in five different locations cutting down about 2,000 trees. Authorities have denied the claim. ... ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-deny-forest-cutting-claims

Logging is rampant at Prey Lang, report says

Denmark's University of Copenhagen has drawn Prey Lang stakeholders’ attention to recently published data which shows increased illegal logging within the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. ... ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/logging-rampant-prey-lang-report-says

Authorities block Prey Lang community ordination event

Authorities over the weekend blocked the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) from holding a tree ordination ceremony in the Prey Lang protected forest area across four provinces, citing its failure to obtain permission to hold the event.​ The PLCN had organised a two-day ceremony in the ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-block-prey-lang-community-ordination-event

Ministry inspires youth to preserve natural resource

The Environment Ministry held a tree-planting drive in Kampong Thom province to mark Valentine’s Day by encouraging youths to love and protect natural resources. A religious ceremony was held to mark five huge trees and protect them from being cut down. Attendees were also told ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50691806/ministry-inspires-youth-to-preserve-natural-resource

Ministry slams deforestation report

The Ministry of Environment on Tuesday slammed a report by a local organisation which claimed the Prey Lang forest has lost 40,000ha in the last 18 years. Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra called the report by the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) “politically motivated” ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-slams-deforestation-report

Think Biotech director Lu refutes activists’ illegal logging reports

Think Biotech (Cambodia) Co Ltd director Lu Chu Chang has dismissed as slanderous, reports by forest and environmental activists that the company is connected to illegal logging. The reports claimed Think Biotech was involved in the illegal logging of forests in the Prey Lang Wildlife ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/think-biotech-director-lu-refutes-activists-illegal-logging-reports

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