Ministry rehabilitates parts of Preah Vihear with rosewood

Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have distributed and planted nearly 50,000 rosewood saplings across seven communes in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district to restore and protect two of the endangered species – Dalbergia cochinchinensis and Dalbergia oliveri. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Ministry institutes new permanent secretariat to prevent forest crimes

A forestry administration spokesman on Thursday said the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries had recently created a new permanent secretariat to prevent all types of forestry crimes, with a particular focus on illegal rosewood trading. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Farmer nabbed at Thai border

One of six Cambodian villagers was arrested by Thai soldiers on Sunday night for allegedly crossing the border to log rosewood in Thailand. Pov Pheng, deputy head of Cambodian-Thai border liaison office at the International O’smach Border Checkpoint, identified the villager as Roeun Sela, 35, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Timber trade sanctions sought

The UK-based Environmental Investigation Agency on Wednesday called for a rosewood trade suspension against Vietnam, accusing it of accepting fake Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species permits from Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Team

Rare tree plantings to lure tourists

Hundreds of rosewood trees will be planted in Siem Reap province as a natural tourist site and to preserve the rare trees in Cambodia. The provincial information department said on Wednesday that the government planned to plant 500 rosewood trees on 1,888 hectares in Banteay ...

Or Sreypich

Rosewood haul confiscated in Pursat

A hual of rosewood timber was confiscated in Pursat province’s Krakor district yesterday, said a military police officer involved in the crackdown. The bust, resulting in the seizure of hundreds of timber pieces and a car that transported them, was carried out by the Pursat ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Police find illegal timber in car en route to border

Police in Kampong Cham province on Monday found a haul of 41 rosewood logs in a Lexus heading towards the Vietnamese border, while police in Stung Treng province discovered some 30 cubic metres of illegal timber on Sunday. No suspects were arrested in either case. ...

Phak Seangly

Thais detain two Cambodian loggers

Two Cambodians and a Thai national were arrested by Thai soldiers on Tuesday night for illegal logging and transporting rosewood over the border to Cambodia’s Oddar Meanchey province.​ ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Timber found inside tanker

Nearly seven months after a gas tanker truck was involved in a deadly crash in Banteay Meanchey province, authorities finally searched it on Saturday, finding it loaded with rosewood. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Takeo military police confiscate timber from district police's house

Takeo province Military Police on Tuesday confiscated more than a tonne of rosewood that was stored at an abandoned house belonging to a Koh Andet district police official, authorities said today. ...

Niem Chheng

Timber trader arrested, again

A prominent Vietnamese timber trader was arrested and put in pre-trial detention for the second time this year after some two tonnes of rosewood allegedly connected to her were discovered in Oddar Meanchey province, authorities said yesterday. ...

Phak Seangly

Metfone branch found with lumber in Kandal

Authorities in Kandal province arrested 19 people in a timber raid at a Metfone shop, but released 15 after questioning, including the branch’s director. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Kandal timber raid yields 20 tonnes

Authorities yesterday discovered at least 20 tonnes of rosewood and other luxury timber after raiding a warehouse in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district. ...

Phak Seangly

Tanker filled with timber

A petrol tanker truck was found with more than 2,000 pieces of luxury rosewood stashed inside its tank when it was intercepted by authorities in Phnom Penh last week, National Military Police spokesman Eng Hy said yesterday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun and Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Loggers detained in Thailand

Sixteen Cambodians were arrested on Monday for illegally crossing the border to log luxury rosewood trees in Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province. The men, aged between 16 and 55, were all residents of Battambang province. They were arrested in Pang Sida National Park with logging tools and ...

Ros Chanveasna

Logging arrest in Stung Treng

A man was accused of illegally collecting and transporting timber after Military Police officials arrested him with over 2 tonnes of illicit rosewood in Stung Treng on Sunday morning. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Trader sought truck with illegal wood impounded

More than a tonne of rosewood and the plateless car carrying it were seized in Oddar Meanchey province yesterday after authorities received a report about a Vietnamese woman and her workers trying to set the vehicle on fire. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Rosewood, first-grade timber seized in busts

Nearly 500 pieces of illegal first-grade timber were seized in a series of busts conducted by police across three different provinces this week. ...

Mech Dara and Kim Sarom

Thai soldiers arrest youths for logging across border

Thai soldiers arrested four Cambodian youths on Saturday for allegedly logging rosewood in Thailand’s Trat province, near the border with Battambang province, officials said on Sunday. “Thai soldiers in black uniforms arrested the four Khmer youths because they crossed the border illegally in an attempt to ...

Aun Pheap

Rosewood, resin trees seized in separate raids

Officials confiscated nearly 5 tonnes of rosewood and resin tree timber in Siem Reap and Preah Vihear provinces on Sunday in separate incidents. ...

Phak Seangly

Rosewood exports to Vietnam achieved with fake signatures: official

Thousands of cubic metres of endangered Siamese rosewood were sent to Vietnam in 2014 with export permits bearing the Photoshopped signature of a retired Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) secretary of state, a ministry official said yesterday. ...

Jack Davies and Phak Seangly

Rosewood haul found in truck with Sokimex logo

Ten tonnes of protected rosewood found stashed in a tanker truck bearing the logo of petroleum giant Sokimex was seized by police in Oddar Meanchey province on Friday. In August, police found 14 tons of rosewood hidden in the tanker of another truck bearing the ...

Phak Seangly

Man injured by landmine while illegally logging

A man was seriously injured on Saturday by an anti-personnel landmine that exploded under him as he tried to sneak across the Thai-Cambodian border to illegally log rosewood, local officials said. [O’Smach commune chief] Mr. [Phang] Sam Ath said the border area where the men ...

Saing Soenthrith

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