Time is up for illegal loggers in protected park

The Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) will start enforcing the law to arrest perpetrators and seize timber and bulldozers as there is still illegal logging at Preah Vihear province’s Techo Sen Russey Trep Park.

RAC president Sok Touch said yesterday that his patience has been exhausted, so he will start enforcing the law to arrest those who illegally log in the park.

He said that a working group has been educating locals to love the forest for two years and asked them not to cut down trees to clear land but instead make use of non-timber forest products such as mushrooms and vines for sustenance.

Buth Sela