Author: Touch Sopor

PLCN catches 10 illegal loggers in Preah Vihear

PLCN continues to meet illegal loggers inside the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. Latest, PLCN encountered 10 illegal loggers in Prey Lang during a recent patrol. The Phnom Penh Post reported on the incident. “In one arrest, [the alleged illegal loggers] were in the process of felling resin trees with chainsaws. The wood was to be used … Read More

PLCN meets to discuss current challenges in Prey Lang

The deforestation of Prey Lang is increasing. The transport of wood out of the forest goes through both roads and waterways. The illegal loggers are now going into the forest in bigger groups than before, which makes it difficult for PLCN to outnumber them. Migrant farmers are clearing large areas of the forest for growing … Read More

PLCN presents monthly data format

Every month members of the Prey Lang Community Network collect data on illegal activities and natural resources in Prey Lang. Here they presents their findings from patrols in March 2018. Infograph PLCN MarchInfogram

PLCN cancels annual Prey Lang ceremony

As reported this week by the Khmer Times PLCN has decided to cancel the annual celebration of Prey Lang that was meant to take place this week. The celebration usually contains a Buddhist ceremony that involves a blessing of the forest performed by Buddhist monks. The network announces, that the ceremony is cancelled because network … Read More

Fires are burning down Prey Lang

We are at the peak of the fire season and fires are currently destroying natural forests in Prey Lang and in the rest of Cambodia. Satellite images from NASAs Earth Observatory showed that on February 3, 2018 more than 1,800 fires were burning all over Cambodia. NASA observed only a fourth of this number in … Read More

PLCN raises awareness about Prey Lang with big ceremony

All forest crimes in Prey Lang should be stopped immediately. This will be the message to Cambodian authorities, the press and civil society when nearly 400 members from the Prey Lang Community Network meet later this month for a ceremony in Prey Lang. In the ceremony, which also will have participants from civil society organizations … Read More

PLCN’s fight for Prey Lang covered by Huffington Post

  This week, the fight to save Prey Lang has once again gained international media attention. The international news site Huffington Post brought an extensive and captivating piece on the forest crimes happening in Prey Lang and the people, that are trying to save it. In the story, you can also see a 360 video made … Read More

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