Land and Environment
A map showing proposed zones within Union Development Group's 36,000-hectare concession, including entertainment, residential and business/industrial areas, in Koh Kong province. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

More Than 800 Families in Line for Land Lottery in UDG Settlements

UDG, a massive Chinese-owned, U.S.-sanctioned development in the coastal province, has been embroiled in disputes with residents for years, with more than 1,000 families forced off about 10,000 hectares, and 1,500 houses dismantled and cleared, according to past research reports.

Aerial view of Cambodia's Prey Lang forest (Winrock International)

Prey Lang Activist Handed Two-Year Suspended Sentence

An anti-logging activist was on Tuesday convicted of assault against an alleged timber trader, as rights groups linked the verdict to ongoing harassment and intimidation against environmentalists in the country.

Ex-Governor, Property Tycoon Receive Privatized State Land

A former Pailin governor and a real estate developer have received land that was formerly designated as state forest but had already been cleared, cultivated and sold by individuals, local officials said.

Indigenous Patrollers Raise Alarm Over Keo Seima Encroachment

About 10 community members patrolled O’Reang district’s Sen Monorom commune on Wednesday and found about 100 hectares of the sanctuary and 12 hectares of community forest being cleared by machinery