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Apr 5

April 5, 2017

1 year after the attack on Sopheak, what has happend?

It’s been a year since the young activist Phorn Sopheak was attacked, while she was on patrol in the Prey Lang forest. Sleeping in her hammock during the night, she was attacked by an unknown offender with an axe. Her foot was seriously injured. Today, she is still struggling with the after-effects of the attack. ​“It is hard for me... Read more

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Feb 21

February 21, 2017

PLCN records fewer Illegal logging activities in Prey Lang

The latest data from the Prey Lang Community Network shows that illegal logging in Prey Lang might be going down. Read our newsletter here (Newsletter February 2017 English or Newsletter February 2017 Khmer) to learn more about PLCN’s latest activities and records of illegal logging.... Read more

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Feb 16

February 16, 2017

Orange Colors over Prey Lang

For a few days in February the Prey Lang forest was covered in the orange colors of Cambodian Buddhist monks. 350 people – including Prey Lang Community Network members, monks from the Independent Monk Network, youth from Phnom Penh, and representatives from authorities – took the orange colors into the forest at a two-day ceremony in the Stung Treng province.... Read more

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Feb 10

February 10, 2017

Members of local environmental NGO arrested for illegal logging

Police in Kratie province has caught 8 people involved in illegal logging of luxury timber. Out of them 5 has been identified as members of local NGO “Cambodian Citizens’ Rights and Environment Protection Organization”. The 8 arrested has been charged with illegal logging in protected areas and hauling timber without permission. Red the full article at Khmer Times... Read more

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Feb 8

February 8, 2017

Ministry of Environment suggests ban on import of chainsaws

Acknowledging the on-going illegal logging problems, the Ministry of Environment has put forth a suggestion asking for a ban on the import of Chainsaws. The Finance Ministry replied that it will conduct a investigation into the issue and impose the ban if they find that chainsaws are indeed the cause of the illegal logging. Read the full article at The... Read more

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Feb 8

February 8, 2017

PLCN urges ministries to protect the forests

At a forum on protecting and concerving natural ressources with 300 attending, including the Environmental minister Say Samal, the PLCN brought forth testimonies of the illegal activities still going on in Cambodia, urging the ministries to improve the efforts to protect the forests of Cambodia. Read the full article at Khmer Times... Read more

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Feb 8

February 8, 2017

Stop the cut with a tree selfie

In November and December 2016, PLCN and friends took selfies with trees to show their support for a future with forests. The selfies are a collective plea to the Cambodian government to stop the cut of the Prey Lang. With selfies, hashtags and short statements we asked the Cambodian authorities to work for 60 % forest cover by 2030 as... Read more

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Jan 24

January 24, 2017

Ministry of Environment is positive towards PLCN monitoring efforts

In a interview with spokesperson for the Ministry of Environment Sao Sopheap, conducted by Khmer times, about the nomination of PLCN for the ISTF innovation award. Mr. Sopheap expresses the ministries appreciation of the monitoring done by the PLCN and also hope that their monitoring and patrolling will continue to benefit the conservation efforts in Prey Lang. Read the full... Read more

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Jan 23

January 23, 2017

PLCN nominated for Innovation prize

Press release on the nomination for the ISTF Innovation Prize (23.01.17) Smartphones, a specially designed app and satellite gathered data. This modern-day tools are an integral part of the community forest monitoring carried out by the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN). To use this tools – and to involve community members in systematized forest monitoring – is something that is... Read more

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Jan 20

January 20, 2017

PLCN nominated for International Society of Tropical Foresters Innovation Prize

The University of Copenhagen has nominated the Prey Lang Community Network for the International Society of Tropical Foresters Innovation prize. PLCN is among two finalists that have made it to the final round. Phai Bunleang, who is the representative of the PLCN steering committee from Kratie, is traveling to University of Yale to represent the network at the prize ceremony.... Read more

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