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Vanishing Roots

In Cambodia’s Northern Prey Lang forest, one of the last remaining evergreen forests in Southeast Asia, a community is organizing itself to preserve its roots, traditions, and protect the land to which it belongs.

By Clothilde Le Coz, Antoine Raab, Thomas Cristofoletti

Kdoeung, Cambodia, March 17, 2016

A More Vulnerable World

In Cambodia’s Northern Prey Lang forest, one of the last remaining evergreen forests in Southeast Asia, a community is organizing itself to preserve its roots, traditions, and protect the land to which it belongs.

Fighting the formidable foes of climate change and deforestation, the community has learned resilience against difficult odds.

This is the story of faraway people, connected to each other by nothing less than a forest in distress.

With much of Cambodia’s forest land lost to trade and corruption, the fight to preserve Prey Lang forest has high stakes. What legacy will Cambodia pass on to future generations?

See the full story at: A More Vulnerable World

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