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Group charged over violent land grab

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court on Saturday charged four men and three women over an attempt to grab land in Ream National Park which resulted in officers being injured during a clash.​ Court spokesman Lim Bun Heng said the seven people were clearing state forest land in ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/group-charged-over-violent-land-grab

Police clash with villagers over land encroachment

Preah Sihanouk provincial officials yesterday clashed with a group of villagers armed with sticks and machetes as the officials were trying to dismantle illegally built homes in the Ream National Park. According to a provincial police report, the clash took place inside the protected area ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680159/police-clash-with-villagers-over-land-encroachment

Manhunt for ringleaders of Preah Sihanouk land dispute clash

Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities on Sunday warned of legal action against the ringleaders and accomplices behind clashes between police and residents on Friday, which saw three people injured and three others detained for questioning. On Friday, Ream National Park rangers in cooperation with Prey Nop ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/manhunt-ringleaders-preah-sihanouk-land-dispute-clash

Land disputants urge solution

On Wednesday, 22 communities in Preah Sihanouk province urged provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun to expedite the issuance of their land titles. In their latest attempt to find a solution to the territorial disputes they are embroiled in, representatives of disputant groups from Stung Hav, Prey ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-disputants-urge-solution

Environment Ministry cautions villagers over land encroachment

An Environment Ministry official yesterday reiterated that Preah Sihanouk province’s Ream National Park and protected area Prek Toek Sab Kbal Chhay are both state-owned areas, reminding people to immediately stop illegal encroachment. Neth Pheaktra, ministry spokesman, yesterday said that as the price of land in ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50609126/environment-ministry-cautions-villagers-over-land-encroachment/

Development challenges in Ream National Park

Ecosystems play an important role in sustaining not only plants and animals, but also humans. But as demands for development continue, a balance between investments and sustainability remains elusive in Ream National Park. A forest ranger is geared with a bag behind his back and a ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50607376/development-challenges-in-ream-national-park/

Two held encroachment case

Two men who allegedly led some 30 villagers to illegally grab and clear forest land within the Ream National Park for private ownership were detained by the Preah Sihanouk provincial authority on Saturday. Neth Pheaktra, secretary of state and spokesperson of the Ministry of Environment, ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-held-encroachment-case

Villagers asked to dismantle tents in conservation area

Ten villagers were briefly detained by Ream National Park rangers in Preah Sihanouk province on Wednesday and instructed to dismantle their tarpaulins from aconservation area. Authorities said the villagers had secretly erected their tents there in order to illegally settle down and clear state forest ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-asked-dismantle-tents-conservation-area

Preah Sihanouk governor orders firm to end activities in national park

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Yun Min has ordered a local company to cease all development in the Prek Koh Khyong area within the Ream National Park, which the firm plans to turn into a tourist attraction. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-sihanouk-governor-orders-firm-end-activities-national-park

‘At a loss’ over land clearance

The authorities are at a loss over who had cleared and demarcated more than 50ha of mangrove forests in Village I, Tumnob Rolok commune, Stung Hav district, in Preah Sihanouk province. Kim Hak, who heads the community protecting the flooded Tumnob Rolok forest and the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/loss-over-land-clearance

The Ministry of Environment calls out encroaching

The Ministry of Environment issued a warning on Wednesday against encroachment on protected natural areas following some instances of intruders clearing forest land for personal gain. It cited examples of encroachment in the Ream, Bokor and Kirirom national parks and the multi-purpose Kbal Chay freshwater ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-environment-calls-out-encroaching

Land measured for villagers

A land dispute working group in Preah Sihanouk province yesterday started measuring land for three communities in Smach Daeng village in Prey Nob district’s Ream commune, who had a long-running land dispute with the Yi Yea Group Company who had received an economic land concession ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29087/land-measured-for-villagers/

Fishing cat found in Cambodia after decade-long absence

Fishing cats are a rare species of predatory feline found in South and Southeast Asia. For decades, fishing cat populations have been in decline. The latest sightings were made possible by a remote cameras set up by researchers with Cambodia’s Center for Biodiversity Conservation ...

Brooks Hays
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2015/09/03/Fishing-cat-found-in-Cambodia-after-decade-long-absence/8601441303016/

Sihanoukville villagers block road in land dispute protest

About 300 villagers from 10 communities in Preah Sihanouk province blocked a road in front of the provincial hall for more than two hours Monday demanding intervention in their land disputes. ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/sihanoukville-villagers-block-road-in-land-dispute-protest-69764/

7 of Cambodia's best islands

They’re still massively undeveloped compared to their Thai neighbors, but Cambodia’s islands are starting to get the attention they deserve. Whether you’re looking for an all-night party or an underwater adventure among pristine coral reefs, Cambodia’s got an island for all types and all budgets. Not ...

Lina Goldberg
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/27/travel/cambodia-best-islands/

Friends in high places

A Chinese developer with a “family-like” relationship to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s bodyguard unit has accelerated construction at its $5 billion resort – ostensibly cancelled by royal decree in 2010 – in a protected national park in Preah Sihanouk province. The 3,300-hectare Golden Silver Gulf resort ...

Daniel Pye and May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/friends-high-places

Ambition Trumps Reality in Investment Figures

Since 2008, a whopping $28 billion worth of investments has been pledged by local and international firms looking to set up lux­ury hotels, a new airport and even Cam­­bo­dia’s first horse racing venue. But a closer look at the list of in­vestments approved by the Cam­bodian ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/ambition-trumps-reality-in-investment-figures-9387/

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