Denmark’s University of Copenhagen has drawn Prey Lang stakeholders’ attention to recently published data which shows increased illegal logging within the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary.
In an open letter dated April 11 and penned by the university, illegal logging activities were highlighted on a map provided by Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN), the EU Joint Research Centre, and Global Forest Watch.
“The data of PLCN corresponds with satellite imagery obtained with the Forest Canopy Disturbance Monitoring (FCDM) tool, developed by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.
“The FCDM tool supports the detection of forest canopy disturbance from satellite remote sensing and can provide indications on forest degradation processes,” the letter said.
The deforestation is also documented by the Global Land Analysis and Discovery (Glad)-University of Maryland, supported by the Global Forest Watch.