Preah Vihear/Kampong Thom – CPN Reports Illegal Activity in a Protected Area

November 11, 2013 | Posted in: News

On October 28, a CPN member in Preah Vihear reported that three companies – Ann Marady Groups, Try Pheap, and an unspecified Vietnamese company – have been clearing land and forests along the provincial boundary between Kampong Thom and Preah Vihear. The companies, which have been operating in the area since around 2011, have constructed buildings and planted cassava in an area that is protected by Royal Decree. CPN has previously undertaken numerous advocacy activities in order to prevent the companies clearing the land but to no avail. They will continue to develop strategies and plans to help protect the communities’ land.