“This outrageous conviction is a blatant attempt to silence these young human rights defenders in retaliation for their peaceful work to protect Cambodia’s natural resources. This clearly violates the activists’ right to freedom of expression and constitutes an attack on all human rights defenders in Cambodia.”
Despite the wins in Cambodia, Goichot says the Mekong remains “in a state of stress that is pretty alarming.”
Cambodia’s Indigenous groups make up less than two percent of the population and mostly live in in the hilly and forested northeast provinces such as Ratanakiri.
WWF has been implementing and conserving nature and wildlife for more than two decades in Cambodia with the help of the government, the local communities, key actors from development and private sectors, and other partners.
Last year marked another milestone for the project, with the release of the first wildcats and bird species. A pair of Oriental Pied Hornbills now fly through Angkor’s forests with more hornbill releases
While many markets, including the United States, Europe, and East Asia, shift away from coal, Chinese banks, energy and construction companies remain committed to financing and building dozens of plants in Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.
The campaign, She is the Answer, supports communities to become more resilient by training women to take up climate-adaptive livelihoods. The work is underpinned by research that has shown female empowerment to be one of the most effective solutions at our disposal in tackling global heating.
The emergency development and commissioning of the heavy-fuel project, built by China National Machinery Corporation near the Mekong Rive,r follows Cambodia suffering heavy energy shortages in the dry seasons due to failure by the country’s hydropower plants to operate at full capacity.
The conventional wisdom or at least the mainstream media narrative would be that the Cambodian government is so corrupt, and has destroyed the whole forest coverage just for personal gains, and the deforestation has been the major cause of flood and drought in Cambodia.