Forest cover

Deforestation drivers

Courts charge Stung Treng men for transporting illegal timber

Stung Treng provincial police on Sunday sent one of seven men detained over the transportation of illegal timber to court. Provincial police chief Mao Dara said the Vietnamese man was sent to the provincial court after being accused of transporting nearly 200 pieces of beng timber ...

Soth Koemsoeun

How To End Deforestation? Two Decades of Lessons Learned in the Greater Mekong

It’s home to spectacular beauty, abundant natural resources, and more than 300 million people spread across Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, and China. Yet the Greater Mekong has been gripped by conflict and political crises, creating in many places conditions ripe for illegal forest ...

Michael Jenkins, Kerstin Canby, Genevieve Bennett

Illegal hunting a greater threat to wildlife than forest degradation

The world has long associated plummeting populations of Southeast Asian wildlife with news of forest degradation and poignant images of deforested lands. Recent studies, however, bring to light another human practice that’s been driving the decline of wildlife numbers in these ecosystems. Researchers from the Leibniz ...

Vans loaded with timber seized in Kratie province

Kratie provincial military police have seized two vans full of illegal timber and are seeking to identify the source of the timber and those behind its transportation. Mao Rainny, Kratie provincial deputy military police commander, yesterday said that provincial military police cooperated with National Military Police ...

Mom Kunthear

Threatened by deforestation, Cambodia loses 26 per cent of its forests in 43 years

Growing demand for timber as construction material, fuel and charcoal is devastating Cambodia’s forests. In 1975, the latter covered 73 per cent of the country’s surface; last year it was down to only 46.84 per cent. Cambodia’s forests – evergreen, semi-evergreen, deciduous and dry dipterocarp forests, ...

Illegal timber and vehicles seized in three provinces

Forestry administration and other related authorities seized a large amount of illegal timber and a number of vehicles, including boats, used for transporting timber. Kratie province’s Sambor district Military Police commander Sum Sokunthea told The Post on Sunday that anti-natural resource crime forces had patrolled the ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Twelve logs and three trucks found in Kampong Speu

Kampong Speu provincial authorities found 12 logs measuring a total of 40 cubic metres in a two-day operation over Tuesday and Wednesday in Oral district’s Sangke Satoap commune. Three trucks also found at the scene were impounded. Provincial governor Vey Samnang said two of the discovered ...

Khorn Savi

Việt Nam boosts fight against illegal timber products

Illegally harvested timber, as well as traders of this item, will not be able to enter the supply chain Việt Nam is putting in place under the Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (VPA/FLEGT), an official has said. Director General of Vietnam Forest ...

Kingdom seeks Vietnam’s help to curb timber trade

Cambodia is seeking Vietnam’s help to curb timber smuggling and crack down on forestry crimes along shared borders. National Assembly Foreign Affairs commission chairman Chheang Vun made the request to his Vietnamese counterpart during a two-day conference of parliamentarians from Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos in Vietnam’s ...

Khuon Narim

Nine illegal timber trucks impounded

The National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes on Monday impounded nine trucks used to transport timber to Vietnam through Kratie province’s Snuol district. Committee spokesman Eng Hy declined to provide details, citing the ongoing investigation. “We are still working on the case ...

Voun Dara

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