Preah Vihear provincial environmental official accused of preventing natural resource lovers from entering Preah Rokar forest
More than 20 natural resource lovers say that Preah Vihear provincial environmental officials have prevented them from entering the “Prey Preah Rokar” area in Promeru commune as forest crime in the area continues. ...
Communities ask government to enforce protection of Preah Rokar Wildlife Sanctuary as timber exports continue
Kuy community in Promeru commune, Tbeng Meanchey district, Preah Vihear province, has again requested the government, especially local authorities and relevant ministries to enforce forest protection at Preah Rokar Wildlife Sanctuary as they claim that the illegal transportation of timber from the forest continues to ...
Preah Vihear forestry patrol finds hundreds of felled trees
Cambodian authorities’ ban on community forest patrols didn’t stop an environmental group from returning to Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary over the weekend, where they found hundreds of felled resin trees that they say are vital for the local community. ...
Resin provides boon to local economy
Nearly 300 families in the Sre Trob community in the Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province continue to make a living from their ancestors’ methods of obtaining wood oil or vital resin to sell, which can earn about $450 a month per ...
Youth group claims illegal loggers have raided Roka
A senior Ministry of Environment official has rejected the Cambodian Youth Network (CYN) report detailing 100 illegal logging incidents they claim took place in early 2021 in Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province. ...
8 Giant Ibis nests discovered in wildlife sanctuaries in Cambodia
Eight Giant Ibis nests have been found in the middle of the nesting season this year, running from May through to October, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society in Cambodia (WCS Cambodia). ...
Cycling campaign for Prey Preah Roka starts
Some 10 environmental activists launched the Riding a Bicycle for Prey Preah Roka campaign from November 29 to December 2. They will ride across 300km from Phnom Penh to Preah Vihear province to promote natural resource protection and conservation amid threats of deforestation in the forestry ...
Five detained in illegal timber hauling
Another five people were arrested and five tractors seized in Preah Vihear province’s Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary late last week, but all were subsequently released after being educated and ordered to pay fines, an environmental ranger said on Sunday. ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Group tackles forestry crimes
Five new chainsaws and six makeshift tractors were impounded by the Prey Preah Roka Forest Community Network (PPRFCN) and rangers during a three-day forest patrol from June 7-9 in Preah Vihear province. Sun Pov, a PPRFCN representative who also participated in the forest protection campaign, ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Activists claim logging rampant before polls
At least 66 resin trees in the Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province’s Tbeng Meanchey district, have been felled so far this month, according to environmental activists. They say deforestation continues to grow unabated, as authorities suspended or cut the number of ...
Oknha accused of logging in protected forest
The environment minister has promised to investigate allegations that a tycoon-owned company is using a land concession to illegally log wood in a protected area in Preah Vihear province. ...
Preah Vihear sets up timber trafficking probe panel
A task force made up of Preah Vihear provincial and district officials is set to begin a five-day investigation today into a slew of sawmills thought to be illegally milling and transporting timber from the protected Preah Roka forest after villagers and NGOs accused local ...
Villagers attack officials after logging bust
Police are investigating after a mob of villagers in Preah Vihear province let fly with fence posts in a clash with environmental officials following a logging bust, leaving the chief of Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary with a serious head injury. ...
Patrol detains illegal loggers in Preah Vihear
Five men accused of illegal logging in the Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary after being caught by a joint patrol of authorities, villagers and monks should be charged with deforestation, a Preah Vihear provincial prosecutor said on Tuesday. ...