On the day he was arrested in March, Ouch Leng was confused by the path he usually took through the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary.
The anti-logging activist said he generally knows how to navigate adjacent to the dirt road that’s being carved into Prey Lang’s protected borders, but he was disoriented by new paths spidering further into the dense forest. That’s how he and three other activists ran into security guards from the timber company he says is building the road. The four were detained over a weekend.
The fresh forest trails, Leng said, suggest new illegal logging activity in the area.