The Ministries of Environment, and Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction have listed the Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary in Koh Kong province and Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province as state land to eliminate land grabbing offences.
The operations have gained support from community members who expect forest crimes to decline with the move.
A notice by the Ministry of Environment seen by The Post on Sunday said it is listing two natural protected areas – Peam Krasop Wildlife and Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuaries as state land.
This is intended to comply with the law and relevant legal standard letters, especially the 2008 Law on Natural Protected Areas and the 2001 Land Law.
The notice said the procedure and the processes of listing the areas as state land was to locate and divide natural protected management areas including a core area, a conservation area, a multipurpose sustainable area and a community area for each natural protected area.