The Ministry of Environment is investigating a group that erected more than 50 stone and wooden posts and built fences on State land in the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province.
Its spokesman Neth Pheaktra said he recently inspected the activities while leading a delegation and a group of journalists on a trip to the sanctuary.
“Fences are being erected illegally. We are investigating who is behind this because it is a serious matter,” Pheaktra said.
And he had a message for the perpetrators: “Stop this activity immediately because it’s illegal. We will enforce the law without any exception.”
Mondulkiri province is home to six protected areas with a total area of one million hectares. They are the wildlife sanctuaries at Keo Seima, Srepok, Phnom Nam Lear, Lumphat, Phnom Prich, and the northeast biodiversity conservation corridor.