via Khmer Times, 23 June 2017
Environment Minister Say Samal has called on local and international conservation groups to do more to protect Phnom Kulen National Park in Siem Reap.
Speaking at this year’s International Coordinating Committee for safeguarding Angkor event, Mr Samal said increasing numbers of people are setting up home or carrying out illegal logging within the conservation area, while the rubbish problem there is getting worse.
He said the ministry has planted 200,000 trees in the national park, as part of efforts to protect the habitat.
The ministry has also withdrawn a tourism-agriculture land concession from Nokor Koktlork Company and is in the process of evicting military families who have set up home there.