EU report reveals resurgence in Prey Lang deforestation

Members of the PLCN patrol the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary in December 2020, with a new report showing a recent increase in deforestation.

A European Commission report showed a resurgence in deforestation at the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, after reaching peak forest canopy loss in 2016 when the forest was given protected status.

Report shows 100,000 hectares of forest lost in Prey Lang

The Prey Lang Protected Area has lost more than 100,000 hectares of forest between 2000 and 2019, more than half of which became plantations, according to a report released August 10 by the NGO Jesuit Service Cambodia’s Ecology Program and the Cambodian Youth Network.

Forestry activists investigating Think Biotech released by Kratie court

The Kratie Provincial Court on Monday released four forestry activists — including internationally recognized environmentalist Ouch Leng — who were arrested on Friday for trespassing a company’s property.