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Bokor Nat’t Park land grabbing investigated

The Ministry of Environment is investigating the case of people covertly and illegally encroaching on and occupying land in Preah Monivong Bokor National Park. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bokor-natt-park-land-grabbing-investigated

Praise the lard: More hog badgers spotted

Motion-sensetive camera traps deployed across Cambodia’s protected areas have captured an encouraging number of greater hog badgers as of late, according to Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra.​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/praise-lard-more-hog-badgers-spotted-0

Guar herd caught on camera: ministry

A herd of gaurs with calves was spotted by an infrared-triggered camera trap at one of the Kingdom’s many wildlife sanctuaries, raising hopes among local and international biodiversity conservationists that the species can be saved from extinction, according to the Ministry of Environment on July ...

Mom Kunthear
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/guar-herd-caught-camera-ministry

Researchers discover rare, endangered southern serow

Researchers from the Ministry of Environment have detected the Southern Serow (Capricornis sumatraensis) in protected areas by capturing it image on automatic cameras. The animal is a rare species and is listed on the IUCN Red List as globally endangered. ...

Voun Dara
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/researchers-discover-rare-endangered-southern-serow

Commune chiefs back-pedal on state land signatures

Authorities in several provinces have issued letters annulling their previously signed orders regarding land occupied in protected areas and biodiversity corridors after the Ministry of Environment issued a letter in May calling their actions illegal. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/commune-chiefs-back-pedal-state-land-signatures

Firms’ Timber Trade Decried

Two firms holding concessions in rapidly disappearing northern forests are amassing stockpiles of tens of thousands of luxury logs cut both within and outside their leases and trucking them on to Vietnam, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights has alleged. CCHR investigators that tracked logging operations ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052865880/National/firms-timber-trade-decried.html

Villagers Make Heady Claims Against NGO

Families living in Koh Kong province have called on the provincial governor to intervene in what they claim are ongoing land disputes with Forestry Administration authorities and conservation NGO Wildlife Alliance. Thirty-eight families from Mondul Seima and Khemarak Pumin districts have 110 hectares of land between ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013051065550/National/villagers-make-heady-claims-against-ngo.html

Fisheries Official Questioned Over Clearing Flooded Forest

A fisheries official accused of involvement in the clearing of an area of protected flooded forest in Kampong Thom province in July was questioned at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday. Korn Chanseiha, chief of the Fisheries Administration’s Stong district office, is one of about 20 officials ...

Raids Netted Excavators Owned by CPP Official

Twelve of the 29 excavators seized by military police in Kompong Thom province during Monday’s military police raids on illegal Tonle Sap reservoirs were confiscated from a farming collective run by a newly elected CPP commune chief. Peanh Poul, director of the Dry Rice Season Community, ...

Mysterious excavators cleared protected area

Kampong Thom provincial authorities have confiscated more than two dozen dirt excavators in Stoung district over the past week after the machinery had been allegedly used to dig up land for development in a protected area used primarily for breeding fish. Hang Thol, a military police ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070357165/National-news/excavators-cleared-protected-area.html

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