Preah Vihear parks see clearing

Source : Khmer Times 

The Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) said on Tuesday that forest in the Phnom Tnort-Phnom Pok and Prey Lang wildlife sanctuaries in Preah Vihear province are being cleared by groups of perpetrators from various provinces. Allan Michaud

Forest rangers and the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) said on Tuesday that forest in the Phnom Tnort-Phnom Pok and Prey Lang wildlife sanctuaries in Preah Vihear province are being cleared by groups of perpetrators from Kampong Thom, Kampong Cham, Siem Reap and Battambang provinces. Continue reading

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Preah Vihear court takes legal action against three illegal loggers

Source : Phnom Penh Post 

Prey Lang and Boeung Per Wildlife Sanctuaries, though kilometres apart, see constant forestry crimes. Heng Chivoan

Preah Vihear provincial court is taking action against three suspects for illegal forest clearing in Prey Lang and Boeung Per Wildlife Sanctuaries and death threats following a complaint from a team of park rangers and the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) on Tuesday, according to Preah Vihear provincial prosecutor spokesperson Phy Sithorng. Continue reading

Preah Vihear villagers summoned to court for ‘detaining’ bulldozer

Source : Phnom Penh Post

Villagers seize bulldozers operated by the Lan Feng and Ruy Feng companies that were clearing the land in dispute with the community in 2014. adhoc

An investigative judge at the Preah Vihear provincial court warned that he would issue arrest warrants for two NGO staff and about 10 Kuoy indigenous villagers in relation to a land dispute with two companies if they failed to appear in court on Wednesday. Continue reading

Mobile app tracks forest crimes

Source :Phnom Penh Post

 

The Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) has recorded 2,926 cases of forestry crimes in four provinces since February 2015, a report it released on Thursday said. It was based on data collected with a novel smartphone app.

PLCN members – an alliance of local communities living around the forest in northern Cambodia – have patrolled Prey Lang since 2001 to document cases of illegal logging. But poor data management made reporting haphazard. Continue reading

International Vulture Awareness Day

Source : Khmer Times

A vulture in Preah Vihear province during the Kingdom’s first celebration of International Vulture Awareness Day in 2015. KT/Taing Vida

This year´s International Vulture Awareness Day is on Saturday September 1. The aim is for each participating organization to carry out individual activities that highlight vulture conservation.  These activities also bring the awareness of the conservation of vultures to a wider audience and highlight the important work being carried out by the Cambodia Vulture Working Group. Continue reading

Indigenous groups want government’s recognition

Source : Khmer Times

Various civil society organisations representing the interest of indigenous groups yesterday called on the government to officially recognise their communities in a bid to keep their land and traditions.

The call was made during a meet between indigenous groups and government officials at an Indigenous People’s Day celebration in Preah Vihear province. Continue reading

Indigenous groups call for a halt to forced relocations

Source : Phnom Penh Post 

Indigenous groups come together on Thursday to celebrate International Day of Indigenous People. Photo supplied

Over100 indigenous groups from eight of the Kingdom’s provinces asked the government on Thursday to grant them land concessions instead of forcing their relocation.

Celebrating the 24th International Day of Indigenous People, the groups gathered under the banner of the Indigenous People’s Migration and Movement. Continue reading