On January 30, Teurn Soknai, Ministry of Environment Ranger; Sek Wathana, Military Police Officer; and Thul Khna, WCS SMART Officer (pictured), were killed in the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia. The three men were returning from the O’huoc border area after locating an illegal logging camp and confiscating chainsaws and motorbikes used for transporting wood.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleagues," said Ken Serey Rotha, Country Program Director of WCS Cambodia, in a statement.. "In their honor and to honor all those who day in and day out work to protect the forests and wildlife of Cambodia, we will continue to support our government and community partners in their efforts to stop land encroachment, illegal logging and poaching, and to bring the murderers to justice."
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