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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Plant halts production amid complaints

Source : Khmer Times

Residents complained of a foul smell coming from the plant. Hang Meas

Officials in Kratie province yesterday warned a cassava flour production company in the provincial city to manage its waste after villagers complained of foul odour coming from its facilities.

Doung Chhay Savuth, director of the provincial environment department, said Sing Song, a company from Korea, will suspend production until it is able to repair its waste management system. Continue reading

Sanctuary rangers impound timber

Source : Phnom Penh Post

Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary rangers seize a pile of timber found hidden in a Mondulkiri forest, following reports from the villagers. Photo supplied

Environmental rangers on Monday seized a pile of timber hidden in the forest behind a house in Pou Chrei commune’s Me Pai village in Mondulkiri province’s Pech Chreada district following reports from villagers.

Provincial Department of Environment director Keo Sopheak told The Post on Tuesday that a group of villagers on Sunday afternoon reported a pile of timber behind their neighbour’s house to Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary rangers, but that they did not know who hid it there and for what purpose. Continue reading

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

Kampong Thom authority impounds timber

Source : Phnom Penh Post 

A man stands on a tree trunk in Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary in 2014 and watches a fire destroy pieces of lumber. Heng Chivoan

A large haul of timber believed to have been illegally logged from the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary in Kampong Thom province has been impounded after being discovered by authorities after a tip-off by local media.

Some 114 large logs were discovered in Kampong Thom’s Santuk district by local authorities on Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading

Forest is ‘Model Tourism Community’

Source : Phnom Penh Post 

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists the white-shouldered ibis as a critically endangered species. Jonathan eames

The Ministry of Tourism last month recognised the Tmat Boey Thoeun Krasang community forest in Choam Ksan district’s Pring Thom commune, in Preah Vihear province, as a “Model Tourism Community” for its management’s efforts to conserve the rare white-shouldered ibis.

Dim Kim Orn, the Tmat Boey Thoeun Krasang community forest president, said they competed with other tourism communities and establishments, and that the forest has been nominated twice prior to the victory. Continue reading

Kampong Speu Military Police confiscate wild meat

Source : Phnom Penh Post 

Military Police confiscate wild meat. Police

Military Police in Kampong Speu province’s Phnom Sruoch district on Saturday seized nearly 90kg of wild meat during a raid led by a provincial court prosecutor and Forestry Administration officials in Ou commune’s Cheak village.

District Military Police chief Yuk Dy said authorities also found live wild animals and have since set them free in the forest. Continue reading