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Thy Sovantha threatens new suit

Social media celebrity and card-carrying CPP member Thy Sovantha yesterday said she will file a lawsuit against wildlife NGO head Suwanna Gauntlett alleging discrimination after the latter allegedly denied her access to an ecotourism program the group is launching today in Koh Kong province.​ ...

Soth Koemsoeun
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thy-sovantha-threatens-new-suit

Wildlife Alliance celebrates zero poaching

To celebrate World Elephant Day today, the conservation group Wildlife Alliance (WA) celebrated its achievement of zero poaching of the Cardamom Rainforest’s Asian elephant population in the last decade, according to a press release on Wednesday. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28419/wildlife-alliance-celebrates-zero-poaching/

Truck full of rosewood seized

A provincial military police commander was named yesterday by a major conservationist group as the alleged owner of a huge haul of illegal rosewood confiscated in Kampong Speu province this week. At around 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Wildlife Alliance rangers intercepted a truck carrying 12.5 cubic ...

Phak Seangly and Alice Cuddy
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/truck-full-rosewood-seized

Navy denies logging allegations

A colonel in the Royal Cambodian Navy yesterday denied accusations by the NGO Wildlife Alliance that naval officers opened fire on patrolling rangers on the Tatai River in Koh Kong province as they tried seizing an allegedly illegal shipment of rosewood. Colonel Tep Vuthy instead accused ...

Phak Seangly and Amelia Woodside
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/navy-denies-logging-allegations

Navy loggers opened fire: NGO

NGO Wildlife Alliance has publicly accused members of the Royal Cambodian Navy of opening fire on patrolling rangers on the Tatai river in Koh Kong’s Smach Meanchey district after they tried to seize an allegedly illegal shipment of rosewood. At about 11pm on October 10, a ...

Phak Seangly and Amelia Woodside
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/navy-loggers-opened-fire-ngo

Hunters and Hunted

Unable to effectively police the Cardamoms alone, the Cambodian government partners itself with several international NGOs. The forests directly north of Highway 48 arc patrolled with the help of Wildlife Alliance. Beginning in 2002 with two ranger stations, Wildlife Alliance now operates six outposts in the ...

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