May 16, 2018 – Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary
The teams raided 2 villages situated inside the Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary and confiscated 3 chainsaws, 2 home made guns, 2 sets of equipment used for electric fishing, and 220 animal snares. Because the villagers decide to cooperate by handling the illegal equipment to MOE Officers, they received only verbal warnings or non-reofence contracts. After the raid, MOE called for a meeting with the villagers to educate them about about the law and warned that next time it will be no warning.
May 13, 2018 – Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary
The teams patrol during day time. Team Alfa caught 2 loggers outside the protected area. One chainsaw was confiscated and the 2 offenders were fined with 2,000,000 Real (500 US Dollars). Team Beta raided a village known for illegal logging, confiscated 11 chainsaws, 5 home made guns and 4 sets of equipment used for electric fishing. Twenty-three non-reofences contracts were filled by the MOE Officers.
May 9, 2018 – Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary
Special intervention unit from Ministry of Environment, Royal Gendarmerie and Wildlife Alliance led by MOE Ton Than and DOE Meas Nhem conducted a day patrol in Phnom Tnout wildlife sanctuary. The team found a man illegally using chainsaw to cut the tree in the purpose of land grabbing (about 2 ha) with 1 axe and 1 machete and 1 Koyun. The man was arrested and brings Preah Vihear PDOE right the way for court case documentation. On May 10 the offender was brought to PVH court and then sent to prison.
Meeting was conducted at the provincial hall as per a request from the Ministry of Environment to Wildlife Alliance for urgent intervention to stop forest destruction and crack down on all illegal activities in Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary. Works to be done in close collaboration with Provincial Department of Environment, Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary, Royal Gendarmerie of Cambodia and local authorities at all levels.
Participants: Preah Vihear Provincial Governor, H.E. Un Chanda; Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary Director, Meas Nhem; Commander of Provincial Military Police, General Kang Saokun; Commander of Provincial Military, General Chan Sopheaktra; Commander of Provincial Police, General Yin Chamnan; District Governor of Sangkum Thmei, Mr. Ros Heng; District Governor of Kulen, Mr. Pang Yat; Wildlife Alliance SCFPP Manager, Eduard Lefter and community representatives.
Our forest rangers work tirelessly to protect some of the world’s most endangered animals in one of Southeast Asia’s last great rainforests.
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