Director, Kalyanee Mam's film "A River Changes Course" about her native country, Cambodia, wins the 2013 Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, January 26th in Park City, Utah.
Forestry activists say at least 55,000 tons of luxury wood has been sent from Cambodia to China this year alone.
Forestry activists say at least 55,000 tons of luxury wood were sent from Cambodia to China this year alone.
Traing Try wrote stories for several small papers, mostly about illegal logging and the illicit transport of timber from Cambodia to Vietnam.
Award-winning filmmaker Kalyanee Mam submitted an essay to VOA Khmer following the murder of journalist Taing Try. It is accompanied by a short film she edited in remembrance of him and the environmental issues Cambodia still faces. The following video is the short film.
Award-winning filmmaker Kalyanee Mam submitted an essay to VOA Khmer following the murder of journalist Taing Try.
The discussions over the Don Sahong Dam will start in Stung Treng province this week, near the Lao border, and continue through early December.
Some 2.2 million acres have been granted to companies, affecting 420,000 people, according to the rights group Licadho.
The dam is expected to flood five villages where some 5,000 people live.
Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong is slated to deliver a speech to the UN’s General Assembly on Monday in New York.
Representatives of global corporations, national governments and indigenous peoples resolved to work together to save the forests.
One was Chut Wutty, an activist who was shot to death by security guards in 2012 and the other was Chok Sopheap, a prominent activist.
Networks of fishing communities from Cambodia and Thailand call for Laos to halt construction of Xayaburi Dam in northern Laos and stop the planned Don Sahong dam near the borders.
Local activists and Gonzalez were asked to sign a pledge not to take more action to block the area in exchange for their release.
Global Witness says the Vietnam Rubber Group does not meet criteria for certification.
A new program by Conservation International has given people new methods for fishing—and saving money. VOA Khmer's Men Kimseng interviews John Martin, producer of the CI's visual story telling unit, who filmed Ros Sophy and her family on his recent visit to Cambodia.
A total nine hydropower dams are slated for completion by 2019, able to produce enough energy to power the country.
Representatives from the government, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders gathered in the forum about sustainable development in Cambodia, organized by the Enrich Institute. The forum was held at the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center with the financial support from the the Asia Foundation, the Voice of America and others. (Photo: Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer )
Representatives from the government, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders gathered in the forum to discuss issues facing Cambodian development.
The expansion of rubber plantations in the Cambodian countryside is a major source of contention with villagers who are ousted from their land by companies.
Conservation International has recently finished a film titled "Field Chronicles Tonle Sap: Securing Food for Millions." Peter Stonier, the group's senior director of visual storytelling, tells VOA Khmer's Soeung Sophat about the film.
Spillover rate of diseases passing between humans and animals is increasing as the growing human population encroaches upon new habitats.
Once built, the hydropower dam will affect 26,000 hectares of land and 1,500 people of the Chong ethnic minority.
Conservation International works in more than 30 countries around the world to help protect and preserve our planet. In Cambodia, the group is working with local communities to protect several endangered species, including something called a "hairy-nosed otter." The otter was once thought to be exti
In Cambodia, Conservation International is working with local communities to protect several endangered species, including a rare species of turtle.VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey recently interviewed an official from the agency, Peter Stonier to discuss conservation in Cambodia.
Environmentalists say 20,000 of remaining 500,000 African elephants were killed last year, primarily poached for ivory to meet Asian demand.
Adhoc says at least 110 forestry activists are currently under threat, through lawsuit, violence or arrest, in the province.
Fish are the main source of protein for many Cambodians, who consume about 63 kilograms of fish per year.
Mann Sophal says hydroponic farming is easier than traditional farming, but it does require some know-how about the equipment and the water.
Conservation International has given people new methods for fishing—and saving money.
Wildlife conservation officials say the practice of serving wild meat in Cambodia is endangering many of its animals, along with other forms of trafficking.
Conservation International works in more than 30 countries around the world to help protect and preserve our planet.
Conservation International is working with local communities to protect several endangered species, including a rare species of turtle and something called a “hairy-nosed otter.”
Conservation International, an environmental organization, has recently finished a film titled “Field Chronicles Tonle Sap: Securing Food for Millions.”
Critics of the dam say it will affect tens of thousands of people in nearly 80 villages in Stung Treng and will hurt the migrations of fish in a country that relies heavily on them for protein.
Villagers in Cambodia's Prey Lang forest say illegal logging has been on the rise on their area, but they are powerless to prevent the deforestation that threatens their way of life.
In 2012 and 2013, nearly 400 plants, animals discovered in the Greater Mekong region, one of the five most threatened biodiversity hotspots on the planet