There goes another piece of rainforest

Logging in Koh Kong

Almost 30,000 hectares of a wildlife sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey, Siem Reap and Preah Vihear provinces have been reclassified as state private land for agricultural development, drawing sharp criticism from rights groups.

“Now, this wildlife sanctuary has no more wildlife. It is eroded land,” he said.

“We don’t understand government policy. Why does it give land to private firms, but not consider the impact on people?” [Phnom Penh Post, 2011-08-10]

Read the full article on Phnom Penh Post’s website here>>

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