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Mineral exploration permits offered for protected Prey Lang

One of four new mining exploration permits, advertised publicly this week, is within the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary map, coordinates reveal, sparking concern among activists and community members about the strength of the forest’s recently-acquired protected status. In the first public tender of fresh exploration ...

Logging trucks seized in Ratanakkiri

Authorities intercepted four trucks carrying 81 pieces of illegal luxury timber at a checkpoint in Ratanakkiri province’s O’Yadav district last Friday, District Military Police Commader Sok Min said on May 7. “The trucks and timber were hidden in the rubber plantation of a company located ...

Four dead as week of bad weather predicted

Four people died, three were injured and more than 100 houses were destroyed as storms and lightning swept across several provinces in a streak of bad weather set to continue until Saturday. In Preah Vihear province, one woman was killed in Choam Khsan district on Sunday ...

Three charged with clearing forest

Three men were charged on March 21 with clearing forest in Kampong Thom province’s Santuk district in a failed attempt to take ownership of nearly 40 hectares of state land. According to a report on the Agriculture Ministry’s Facebook page on March 21, two tractors were confiscated ...

Officials investigating two avian flu outbreaks

The Ministry of Health is testing a suspected human avian flu case following an outbreak in poultry in Svay Rieng province, with experts also investigating a different avian virus – H7N3 – new to Cambodia and discovered in ducks last month in Kampong Thom province, ...

Prey Lang forest NGO in running for Yale prize

A member of the Prey Lang Community Network will travel to Connecticut in the United States this weekend after it was selected as one of only two finalists for Yale University’s International Society of Tropical Foresters Innovation Prize. The PLCN was nominated by the University of ...

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