by Roseanne Gerin / Radio Free Asia China’s voracious demand for luxury furniture is driving a multimillion-dollar illegal trade in rosewood in Cambodia, supported by a tycoon who controls an illegal logging network that exports the timber, according to a report by an environmental advocacy group. Cambodian tycoon Okhna Try Pheap, the kingpin of the …
by Zsombor Peter / The Cambodian Daily Newly released maps using U.S. satellite data show that Cambodia continued to suffer major deforestation in 2013, much of it in nominally protected forests and wildlife sanctuaries. In November 2013, the University of Maryland released what it said was the first study to combine a consistent measure of …
Nearly 200 people from 25 different communities converged on the Mondolkiri Provincial Hall Monday to file complaints and petitions calling for an end to illegal logging and environmental degradation.
Authorities prevented journalists and rights workers from inspecting a site of alleged illegal logging in Mondolkiri province on Saturday evening, with a commune official saying that the group had failed to seek prior permission to enter the area.
More than half a million Cambodians have been affected by land conflicts involving the government since 2000, with more than 2,000 families across the country subjected to largely violent land grabs during the first few months of this year.
The pangolin is a scaly, slow but exceptionally endearing anteater. It mostly stays out of the global endangered species spotlight but once in a while it features in a story about southeast Asia’s rampant illegal wildlife trade, to which it sometimes falls victim.
A Chinese developer with a “family-like” relationship to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s bodyguard unit has accelerated construction at its $5 billion resort – ostensibly cancelled by royal decree in 2010 – in a protected national park in Preah Sihanouk province.