Law enforcement against forest crime in the Eastern Plains Landscape of Cambodia 2006-2011



Posted on 30 July 2012  | 
Law enforcement against forest crime in the Eastern Plains Landscape of Cambodia 2006-2011
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The Eastern Plains Landscape of north eastern Cambodia is recognized as being of critical importance for biodiversity conservation. Covering a huge area, this largely forested habitat supports globally significant populations of Asian elephant and banteng as well as other endangered species such as eld’s deer, gaur, white-shouldered ibis and vultures. However, this habitat is coming under increasing pressure due to uncontrolled logging, hunting for trade and land conversion.

The Royal Government of Cambodia through the Ministry of Environment and the Forestry Administration have the mandate to manage and protect these area. A key element of that protection is the implementation of law enforcement to which WWF have been giving strong support as well as complementing other WWF initiatives on community engagement and biodiversity research. This report highlights the results and achievements of that enforcement effort over a six year period and shows the considerable progress that has been made whilst also suggesting what else needs to be done in the future.
Law enforcement against forest crime in the Eastern Plains Landscape of Cambodia 2006-2011
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