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Koh Kong Logging Road Was Needed, Company Maintains

A Malaysian company accused of illegal logging and road building in the Cardamom mountain region in southwest Cambodia said that the company was merely...

Gov’t to Prosecute for Cardamoms Logging

The government is ordering a commercial logging company to suspend operations in Koh Kong province because of alleged illegal logging and road building in...

Gov’t Views Logging Moratorium Unlikely, Despite Warnings

What Cambodia should do next to economically benefit from its forests—yet sustain them for future generations—continues to be a point of contention. The Cambodian...

Experts Agree Logging Concessions a Mess

Experts said Thursday that they agree with an Asian De­velopment Bank-funded draft report that characterizes the commercial logging system in Cam­bodia as a failure,...

Logging Review Called Soft on Worst Violators

An Asian Development Bank-funded review of Cambodia’s commercial logging operations is being praised as hard-hitting overall, but too soft on the industry’s worst offenders....

ADB Wants Renegotiations on Log Licenses

The government should cancel three forest concessions that have been almost completely harvested and place at least eight other “seriously depleted” concessions under a...

ADB Logging Concession Review Ready To Be Debated

The Asian Development Bank has completed its logging concession review and will present its draft report at a workshop on Monday, officials said this...

Conservationists Target Little-Known Habitats

Biologists this week identified a number of conservation priorities for Cambodia, ranging from studying little-known habitats to working to protect a recently-discovered grassland bird...

Illegal Loggers Nocturnal, New Report Says

Illegal logging is occurring to a lesser degree but in a more covert fashion since a crackdown was instituted a year ago, according to...

Healing the Wounds: Tat Marina Speaks Out After a Brutal Attack That’s Raised Questions...

Ho Chi Minh City - Inside a small private room in the burn unit of a sprawling 10-story government hospital here, 16-year-old acid-attack victim...

Donors Urge More Log Action

British Ambassador George Edgar on Thursday urged the government to punish forest offenders and cancel commercial logging concessions that have flouted the law. At...

Global Witness To Be Moniter

Global Witness soon will be working within the system as the newly-appointed independent monitor of Cambodia’s forestry sector. As expected, the environmental watchdog was...

Environmental Group Claims Study Hinders Forest Reform

An environmental watchdog claimed Thursday that an Asian Development Bank-funded re­view of commercial logging operations threatens to stall forestry reform in Cambodia. Patrick Alley,...

Environmentalists See Concession Review as Lost Opportunity

An Asian Development Bank-funded review of Cambodia’s commercial logging areas is being sharply criticized by environmentalists as squandering an opportunity to root out the...

Governmentt Creates Forest Crime Monitoring Program

After a number of false starts to curb rapid deforestation, Prime Min­ister Hun Sen last January called on RCAF Commander-in-Chief Ke Kim Yan to...

Gov’t Pledges Again to Stop Illegal Logging

Government officials including Prime Minister Hun Sen made their strongest commitments yet to major donors to end illegal logging, an environmental watchdog reported Thursday...

Higher Penalty Only Shift In Final Waste Agreement

The government said Thurs­day that Formosa Plastics Corp of Taiwan has signed an agreement to remove toxic waste from Cambodia within 60 days or...

Analysts Fear Waste Deal Abandons Victims

But Gov’t Negotiator Says Details Not Set Legal analysts are concerned a draft agreement between the government and Formosa Plastics Corp to remove toxic waste...

Watchdog Fearful Logging Will Resume After Meeting

Just two days before a major donors’ meeting in Tokyo, the environmental watchdog Global Witness warned that the country’s military is positioned to resume...

Families Still Afraid They’re Victims of Waste

bittrang village area, Sihanouk­ville province - When soldiers removed mercury-tainted waste near Sihanoukville in late Decem­ber, Ti Ong says she was hired to wash...