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Prey Lang Community Network becomes 2020’s Landscape Hero

Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) has just won the Global Landscapes Forum’s prestigious 2020 Landscape Hero title – an award that seeks to celebrate the important work of unsung grassroots activists taking a stand for the landscapes they live in and love. The Cambodian community conservation group was selected by an expert panel from over 80 inspirational submissions … Read More

Prey Lang documentary wins awards, draws ministry’s criticism

A documentary film titled Cambodia Burning produced by the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) won two awards – “Earth Photo 2020” and “Drone Photo 2020” – from the US-based Pulitzer Centre. The film, which has drawn criticism from a senior Ministry of Environment official, was photographed and produced by Sean Gallagher of Britain early this year as … Read More

New Film: “Cambodia Burning”

A new film by the photographer and filmmaker Sean Gallagher has been released. The beautiful film has won several awards and is mainly filmed with drones. The title of the film is “Cambodia Burning” and it describes the constant environmental degradation taking place in Prey Lang and other forest areas in Cambodia. The main drivers … Read More

Geographic citizen science for forest monitoring and conservation

The three researchers P. J. Bori, , D. Argyriou & I. Theilade, have published a report on Geographic citizen science for forest monitoring and conservation in the Policy Briefs, Copenhagen Centre for Development Research, No. 2 Aug. 2020 at the Copenhagen University. The report describes the background of the situation in the Prey Lang areal, … Read More

Environmental Groups Call for Intervention in Prey Lang

Groups of forest activists called on the government to order the closure of Think Biotech and Angkor Plywood at Prey Lang, as they reported that these two companies are engaged in illegal logging activities in protected areas. In a joint statement issued on July 21, more than 60 groups of monks, activists, community associations, and civil … Read More

Activist ban ‘spurs forest crimes’

Activist Heng Sros said that during the ban, logging and transportation of timber such as Beng, Koki, Sokrom, and other types of luxury wood were moved by hundreds of trailers every day. While Ministry of Environment officials claim they and relevant departments implement forest protection and conservation measures responsibly, forest protection activists have expressed frustration … Read More

COVID-19 lockdown precipitates deforestation across Asia and South America

Cambodia Increased logging in the Prey Lang Wildlife Refuge in Cambodia has been extensively reported. There is evidence for this both from the Global Land Analysis and Discovery (GLAD) lab at the University of Maryland, which registered more than 22,000 alerts during the week of April 27, and from reports from the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN). “We … Read More

New Monitoring Report Published January 2019

Today the latest Monitoring Report from PreyLang forest was published. It covers the period from September 2017 until June 2018 and the main findings are, that there is no significant change in illegal logging activities. View the Report here

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