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Man charged with illegal hunting in Mondulkiri sanctuary

The Mondulkiri Provincial Court has charged a Vietnamese man for shooting wildlife in the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Koh Nhek district after rangers arrested him while he and his accomplices hunted and snared a peacock. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/man-charged-illegal-hunting-mondulkiri-sanctuary

Sanctuary chief accused of allowing logging

The Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary chief in Mondulkiri province has been accused of allowing illegal timber factories to operate in the protected zone. Activist Kroeung Tola on Tuesday said in a Facebook post that Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary chief Pen Pheaktra was permitting illegal timber factories to ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sanctuary-chief-accused-allowing-logging

Man held for allegedly setting traps which killed wildlife

Mondulkiri Provincial Court on Tuesday charged a man who allegedly set traps resulting in the deaths of several species of wild animals in Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary. Deputy prosecutor Mam Vanda yesterday identified the accused as Hok Vann, 19, from Koh Nhek district’s Nang Khy lik ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685200/man-held-for-allegedly-setting-traps-which-killed-wildlife

Ministry grants M’kiri communities right to manage natural resources

Twelve of 19 representatives from protected areas in the Phnom Prich, Srepok and Keo Seima wildlife sanctuaries in Mondulkiri province – consisting of nearly 13,000 people – signed an agreement with the Ministry of Environment on the sustainable management of natural resources. The agreement was ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-grants-mkiri-communities-right-manage-natural-resources

Kingdom to import and release six tigers

Six tigers will be brought into Cambodia from India and released into the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province in 2022, while wildlife protection organisations have urged all stakeholders to raise awareness of the importance of tiger conservation. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-import-and-release-six-tigers

Oknha Sam Ol and three others charged and jailed

Tycoon Soeng Sam Ol and three alleged accomplices have been placed in pre-trial detention after being charged with illegal logging, while more than 40 vehicles reportedly used to carry out the offences were handed over to Mondulkiri provincial authorities on Sunday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oknha-sam-ol-and-three-others-charged-and-jailed

WWF, Mondulkiri collaborate on hydro-panel water collection

WWF-Cambodia is collaborating with the Mondulkiri provincial Department of Environment to install “Source” hydro-panels to collect water from the air for use, the director of the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary said on Monday. The technological breakthrough from the Arizona-based Zero Mass Water company aims to produce ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wwf-mondulkiri-collaborate-hydro-panel-water-collection

‘DNA soon to reveal identities of poachers’

Mondulkiri provincial environment department director Keo Sopheak has said that DNA testing will soon reveal the identities of poachers who exchanged gunfire with environmental rangers, injuring one, at Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary last Wednesday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dna-soon-reveal-identities-poachers

Srepok management zones designated

The government has assigned designated management zones in Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province to make the protected forest more manageable in the wake of a forest ranger being shot. Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday signed a sub-decree designating 372,971 hectares of the forest into ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50575343/srepok-management-zones-designated/

Mondulkiri authorities hunt poachers

Mondulkiri provincial authorities are hunting poachers who shot at environmental rangers with an AK-47 assault rifle at the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary, injuring one. Provincial environment department director Keo Sopheak said the incident happened​ at around 3:30am on Tuesday when six rangers equipped with two AK-47s ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-authorities-hunt-poachers

Agriculture Ministry asks FAO for support

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon on Wednesday asked the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for financial and technical support to improve the living standards of local communities that still rely on fishery and forestry products for a living. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/agriculture-ministry-asks-fao-support

Families protest Srepok forest grab

Some 100 families from Pichreada district’s Pu Chrey commune in Mondulkiri province said a private company continues to clear forest in the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary even after the authority made the firm sign a contract promising to stop its activities. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-protest-srepok-forest-grab

Villagers vow to ‘sacrifice lives’

Some 100 ethnic Banong villagers from Sre Hoy commune’s Chhul and Chhong Pang villages in Mondulkiri province’s Koh Nhek district protested on Tuesday after Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary officials allegedly uprooted wooden posts used to demarcate their ancestral burial sites. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-vow-sacrifice-lives

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

Project launched to conserve natural resources in Mondulkiri

The European Union and WWF yesterday launched a $3.4 million project to conserve natural resources in Mondulkiri province. According to a press release issued yesterday, the EU and WWF have officially launched a project worth $3.4 million to support sustainable management of rich forest resources in ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50269437/project-launched-to-conserve-natural-resources-in-mondulkiri/

Mondulkiri gets new protected communities

The Ministry of Environment has recognised nine new natural protected communities in Mondulkiri province. The purpose of these communities is to ensure the stability of local ecosystems and the protection of the natural habitat in the region. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5093479/mondulkiri-gets-new-protected-communities/

Impunity threatens Mondulkiri preserves

Speaking at a workshop hosted by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) on the past four years of conservation in the so-called Eastern Plains Landscape – a project with $1.42 million in funding from the EU and an additional $420,000 from USAID and the ...

Phak Seangly and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/impunity-threatens-mondulkiri-preserves

Officials find logs hidden on riverbed

Some 124 logs of luxury timber were discovered on a riverbed on Sunday within Mondulkiri’s Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary some 500 metres from a military base, officials said yesterday. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-find-logs-hidden-riverbed

WWF slams lenience for civet caterers

The environmental protection group WWF has criticized the penalty imposed on three brothers arrested in Mondolkiri province over the weekend for filling the trunk of a car with turtles, lizards, snakes, a monkey and a civet—all of them meant to be food for a party. ...

Phan Soumy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/wwf-slams-lenience-civet-caterers-116537/

Elephant herds spotted in Wildlife Sanctuary

Researchers have released new photos offering a rare glimpse of endangered elephant herds seen traveling with calves through the Tonle Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province earlier this month. The photos are part of a conservation supervisory project undertaken by Winrock International and the World Wildlife ...

Safiya Charles
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26631/elephant-herds-spotted--in-wildlife-sanctuary

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