Rangers release four illegal loggers after father’s appeal

Four suspected illegal loggers in the Prey Lang area who are alleged to have tried to strangle Preah Vihear provincial rangers were subsequently released after an elderly father appealed to them on Sunday. Prasat Phnom Kriel Community Natural Protected Area chief Phok Hong told The Post on Monday that three community members had used personal … Read More

Monks to bless trees at Prey Preah Roka Forest

The Prey Preah Roka Forest Community Network (PPRFCN) will organise a tree blessing ceremony at Prey Preah Roka Forest from January 10-11 to remember those who sacrificed their lives to protect the forest. It will also serve to forge a renewed sense of cooperation between the authorities and villagers on a common platform to protect … Read More

Ministry: No connection found between Think Biotech and illegal logging

The Forestry Administration on Wednesday said it had found no connection between Think Biotech Cambodia Co Ltd and alleged illegal logging in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, and community forest areas in Kratie and Stung Treng provinces, as claimed by activists. It said it had noted reports in some local and international media outlets that … Read More

Think Biotech director Lu refutes activists’ illegal logging report

Think Biotech (Cambodia) Co Ltd director Lu Chu Chang has dismissed as slanderous, reports by forest and environmental activists that the company is connected to illegal logging. The reports claimed Think Biotech was involved in the illegal logging of forests in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, as well as areas of community forest in Kratie … Read More

Environment Minister looks to curb land encroachment

Environment Minister Say Samal has urged authorities in three provinces to prevent illegal land encroachment in the Samlot multi-purpose-use area and Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary as both areas are suffering from illegal occupations. Mr Samal issued the order over the weekend in meetings with officials from Pursat, Battambang and Pailin provinces. In a Facebook post … Read More

Illegal logging persists in Cambodia’s Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary: Report

by Shreya Dasgupta on 20 November 2019 Cambodia’s Prey Lang forest was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 2016, but illegal land clearing within the protected area continues, a new report has found. Members of the Cambodian Youth Network (CYN), who recently patrolled 1,761 hectares (4,352 acres) of forest in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, found that several hundred … Read More

Government urged to pursue corrupt oknhas

Following the release of the Ministry of Environment’s annual report, eco-activists have urged it to crack down on influential oknhas who allegedly flouted the Kingdom’s environmental protection laws. A total of 278 cases of natural resource crimes were sent to Cambodian courts in the first 10 months of this year, the report said. The crimes, … Read More

NGO reports massive forest clearing in Prey Lang area

The Cambodian Youth Network yesterday said hundreds of hectares of forest land in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary have been illegally cleared in Stung Treng and Preah Vihear provinces. In a report released yesterday, CYN said it conducted an investigation from July 13 to August 12 following complaints from villagers in the two provinces. It … Read More

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