Wildlife Alliance rangers seized 3 chainsaws inside Kirirom National Park. The loggers abandoned their chainsaws and ran away. Kirirom National park is known for its unique high elevation, its pine forests and the most sacred place of prey for Cambodian people.
The Clouded Leopard Ranger Station (Chambak station) was opened in 2010 in an effort to combat illegal land grabbing and logging. Bordered to the east by many economic land concessions – an agreement that allows the beneficiary to clear land to develop industrial agriculture – the forest was under threat from land encroachment. The strong presence of our rangers has mitigated the threat of encroachment but the area is still rampant with illegal logging for luxury timber.