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Attempted Murder of Prey Lang Community Network Activist

By Cultural Survival  We are the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN), a group of Kuy ethnic volunteers who join together to protect the Prey Lang Forest, which has been part of our lives for many generations. We come from the four provinces surrounding Prey Lang, Kampong Thom, Preah Vihea, Kratie and Stung Trung and have … Continue reading Attempted Murder of Prey Lang Community Network Activist

Assassinations of environmental activists have doubled over last decade

By Fred Pearce / Yale Environment 360 Where is Sombath Somphone? With every day that passes, the fate of one of south-east Asia’s most high-profile environmental activists, who was snatched from the streets of Laos in December, becomes more worrisome. His case has been raised by the State Department and countless NGOs around the world. … Continue reading Assassinations of environmental activists have doubled over last decade

Cambodia approves plan to build profitable dam, displace 50,000+ peasants

By Agence France-Presse Energy-hungry Cambodia on Friday gave the green light to a multi-million dollar hydropower dam backed by companies from China and Vietnam that activists say will affect thousands of people. The Hydro Power Lower Sesan 2 project will invest $781.5 million to build a 400-megawatt hydroelectric dam on a tributary of the Mekong … Continue reading Cambodia approves plan to build profitable dam, displace 50,000+ peasants

Cambodia planning to dam Mekong River, threatening peasants and riparian life

By Lawrence Del Gigante / Inter-Press Service “While each project proposed in Cambodia comes with a different set of impacts, large dams are likely to widen the gap between the rich and the poor, increase malnourishment levels and lead to an environmentally unsustainable future,” Ame Trandem, South East Asia programme director for International Rivers, told … Continue reading Cambodia planning to dam Mekong River, threatening peasants and riparian life

Cambodian villagers demonstrate against Mekong River dam project

By Prak Chan Thul / Reuters Cambodian villagers demonstrated on Friday against a controversial Lao hydropower dam that activists say is being built in defiance of an agreement to assess its potentially damaging impact on millions of people first. About 200 villagers whose livelihoods depend on the Mekong River urged a halt to the Thai-led … Continue reading Cambodian villagers demonstrate against Mekong River dam project

Activist murdered by Cambodian police after refusing to hand over evidence of illegal logging

By The Guardian A prominent Cambodian anti-logging activist, who helped expose a secretive state sell-off of national parks, has been shot dead by police in a remote south-western province while guiding journalists to the scene of illegal logging. A Cambodian human rights organisation, Licadho, said the confrontation occurred on Wednesday when Chut Wutty, director of … Continue reading Activist murdered by Cambodian police after refusing to hand over evidence of illegal logging