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Logs of an ‘endangered species’ seized in Hong Kong after arriving in containers from Cambodia. (Hong Kong Customs)

Activists Urge Investigation Into Rare Wood Seized in Hong Kong

Activists and civil society organizations called for an investigation into more than 200 tons of endangered wood seized in Hong Kong about a month ago, as the agriculture minister said he had yet to receive the exporter’s details from Hong Kong authorities.

A truck is seen transporting logs in the Prey Lang Forest in Kratie province in early 2019. (Ouch Leng)

New Trails, Satellite Images Point to More Logging Inside Prey Lang

Forestry watchdogs say they have seen increased logging activity in the Prey Lang sanctuary, especially after independent forest patrollers were stopped by authorities from entering, but officials have defended their ban on unregistered forest patrols.

Ouch Leng, center, leaves the Kratie Provincial Court in this photograph posted to Ma Chettra’s Facebook page on March 16, 2020.

Anti-Logging Activists Released With Warning From Kratie Court

Four anti-logging activists were let go on Monday after being questioned by a provincial court prosecutor and labeled as suspects by local authorities, following their detention by a timber company with a land concession next to Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary.

A truck is seen transporting logs in the Prey Lang Forest in Kratie province in early 2019. (Ouch Leng)

Three Oknhas Suspected of Skirting Summons Over Alleged Forestry Crimes

Three business tycoons who were summoned for court questioning in relation to alleged forestry crimes are suspected by officials of attempting to avoid justice, days after the government issued a plan directing authorities to freeze the assets of forestry offenders and take other actions.

Soeng Sam Ol

Oknha Arrested; 40 Trucks Set to Be Blown Up

The National Anti-Deforestation Committee said today that it had arrested alleged timber-smuggling tycoon Soeng Sam Ol in Mondulkiri province and confiscated more than 40 of