Preah Vihear – NTFP Organizaion (Non-Timber Forest Product), 6 community members and 1 project staff accompanied by 2 staffs of Ponlok Khmer, from Ratanakiri Province on October 20, 2016 comes to Prey Snuol Forest Community (PSFC) which is located in Prey Snuol Village, Ratanak Commune, Rovieng District , Preah Vihear Province to visit and study on how the PSFC manages the Community and sustainably harvest the NTFPs. “When we bump into the people commiting illegal logging, we will release him the warning paper if it is the first time, we will confiscate the chainsaw if it is the second time, but above that we will take them to the Department of Environment or the Department of Forest Administrator” The PSFC Community Chief Mr. Put Tim told the visitors.
The ethnics from Preah Vihear, Stueng Treng and Mondulkiri hold the press conference at Meta House (media/art/communication center) on October 20, 2016 titled “Indigenous call for the full respect of land tenure in agent”. These indigenous people similarly say they have been threatened and forced to leave their houses and land by the authorities.
The bamboo is an NTFPs which is very important to the local community economy, it means that protecting bamboo is improving the community livelihood.