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

Prey Lang Lost 7,500 Hectares of Forest Cover Last Year, Satellites Show

  Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary lost a record-breaking amount of tree cover last year, shedding patches of forest larger than the size of Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium football pitch for every hour of 2019, data compiled from satellite images shows. The sanctuary, which spans about 430,000 hectares across Kratie, Stung Treng, Kampong Thom and Preah … Read More

Second Open Letter to Prey Lang Stakeholders

Second Open Letter to Prey Lang Stake- holders University of Copenhagen 24 June 2020 Dear Sir/Madam, University of Maryland has released the latest Global Forest Change1 dataset showing global forest loss in 2019. The dataset shows forest loss across countries and protected areas such as the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. Here, University of Copenhagen complemented … Read More

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