Open Letter to the USAID from PLCN

Open Letter To the USAID in Cambodia: We, the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) have worked for a generation to protect the Prey Lang Forest. We have come together from four provinces and more than 100 villages in appreciation of the Prey Lang Forest and to protect her. Read the whole letter…

New Integrated Forest Observatory System, March 2021

A new Integrated Forest Observatory System has been created to enhance the monitoring af the Prey Lang Forest area and to create a better overview. In the system – for the time being – you can see community patrol data, with access to photos and categorization, info about the Economic Land concessions of Cambodia plus … Read More

Open Letter to the Minister of Environment and the USAID Mission in Cambodia

110 renowned international scientists from all over the world have sent an open letter to H.E. Say Samal, Minister of the Environment, Kingdom of Cambodia and to the Mission Director, Veena Reddy, of the USAID urging to: Cease the judicial harassment of forest defenders End the rampant logging inside Cambodia’s protected areas Stop protecting forest … Read More

Amnesty International – Widespread illegal logging in Prey Lang

Widespread illegal logging and the repression of environmental activism are among the grave threats to Cambodia’s Prey Lang rainforest, Amnesty International said today, one year after authorities banned environmental defenders from entering the Prey Lang wildlife sanctuary. Prey Lang at grave risk, one year after environmental defenders were banned from patrolling wildlife sanctuary Authorities cancelled … Read More

No charges against five forest activists nabbed in Prey Lang

The Kratie Provincial Court on February 8 released five detained forest activists who had been arrested on February 5 for illegally trespassing in a protected area, according to deputy prosecutor Sor Vuthy. The five forest activists are Ouch Leng, Heng Sros, Man Mat, Heng Ron and Tang Cheang. Leng was the winner of the 2016 … Read More

Ministry says forest activists sent to court for trespassing

The Ministry of Environment has clarified that the five activists who were arrested by environmental officials in Kratie province on February 5 had illegally entered the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary located there. They were sent to Kratie Provincial Court for further legal action on February 7. The five forest activists included 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize … Read More

9th Monitoring Report of Prey Lang

The 9th Monitoring Report on the Status of Prey Lang is the latest report about the state of affairs in the Prey Lang area. It covers the timespan from June 2019 to June 2020. This report is compiled by the University of Copenhagen using data collected from forest patrols of PLCN as well as satellite … Read More

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

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