Cambodia: Government investigates allegations of illegal logging after reports from community, EU & USAID
Prey Lang Community Network’s report suggests that Think BioTech Co Ltd and Angkor Plywood Company involved in suspected illegal logging in Prey Lang Forest. Environment Minister Say Sam Al has submitted a letter to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries asking to jointly investigate after the Ministry of Environment had received reports by the EU in Cambodia and USAID Cambodia, which said Think BioTech was logging valuable trees in Prey Lang Forest near land concession areas of the company. Angkor Plywood Company was the party that processed the valuable trees. Company’s representative denies allegations.
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