Strung Treng – PLCN-CYN Meeting on Community Forests

September 30, 2013 | Posted in: News

On September 23, six PLCN members, including two CYN youth mappers, met with PLCN representative Duong Vannara and Siem Bok commune clerk Chet Ith in Siem Bok district. They discussed community forestry and Prey Lang issues. One matter under discussion was identifying where community forests are wanted but were refused. Three villages in Siem Bok Commune proposed CF boundaries but the forest administration, and NGOs who are not revealed, rejected their proposal and instead created CFs in areas used for rice farming, livestock and parts of the forest used daily. The community wants the CFs to be located deeper inside the Prey Lang so they will be better protected.