Cambodian wildlife threatened by roads

This video says about itself:

The northern plains of Cambodia are home to rare wild cattle, deer, wild pigs, and elephants. These shy forest denizens travel from pond to pond and between mineral deposits, foraging as they go. With the development of new roads and settlements throughout the region, this unique landscape, often called the “Serengeti of Southeast Asia,” has become increasingly fragmented. As a result, its wildlife residents face increasing risks to survival as they search for resources. And sometimes, as this photo essay shows, a single road can change everything.

Cambodia has temporarily stopped granting land rights to privateers following protests by evicted residents and the killing of a prominent activist investigating illegal logging: here.

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  4. Khmer Rouge film scoops Cannes prize

    Sunday 26 May 2013

    France: An autobiographical French-Cambodian film, The Missing Picture, which explores the bloody history of Pol Pot’s dictatorship in late 1970s Cambodia, has won the Un Certain Regard prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

    The film documents Mr Pahn’s family’s experience under the Khmer Rouge, which resulted in the death of his parents and sisters.


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